By Trevor Cole
Paperback | Kindle
Release Date: October 11, 2011
In Practical Jean, Jean Vale Horemarsh lives a nice small town life with her not so wonderful husband and her small town friends. After taking care of her dying mother, Jean has a change of heart on how to live life. She thinks that people should die at the happiest moments of life rather than growing old and dying of an illness. Jean decides to give this gift of dying at your happiest moment to her best friends. She decides that she has to kill her friends.
When I first read the description for this book, it sounded like something very new and creative to read. I started to read the book and it took me a few chapters to really dig into the story. After reading for some time, I found myself enjoying where the story was going.
I really enjoyed learning Jean’s reasons behind wanting to murder her friends. The story was also really fun when Jean sets out to murder each one of her friends individually. Sometimes her plans went exactly they way she planned them. Other times, her plans completely broke down and she has to do a little improvisation to complete her mission.
Author Trevor Cole’s narrative was very easy to understand. He made each character in the story likable and the tale itself was a real page turner. Overall, I really enjoyed Trevor Cole’s Practical Jean. It’s a different kind of book and may not be a right fit for everyone. If you want something out of the ordinary, then I think Practical Jean is right up your alley.