An experienced journalist, Jax does her best to calm her passenger down and extract some information, but it is largely a futile exercise. Although she manages a few snippets of his story such as the fact he has a wife and child, much of what he says is the ramblings of a person under great psychological stress. Alarmingly the one thing he keeps repeating is that he is "already dead".
Like all Jaye Ford's books, Already Dead is a page turner right from the get go. The pace is relentless and the reader is right with Jax as she experiences first the carjacking and then the events that follow. Jax is a solid, well developed character - strong yet vulenrable, you cannot help but feel empathy for what she is going through. It ws also nice to have a regional setting in Newcastle. I enjoyed getting to know the city through the storyline.
Already Dead is a psychological thriller of the highest calibre. It draws you in, spins you round so you don't know which way is up and then spits you out at the other end still in a bit of a daze after the ride but having loved every moment of the journey.