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Reviewed by ALEX NDIRANGU for Readers' Favorite
Set in Romania, Let Me Die introduces us to a notorious aristocratic crime leader from one of the oldest families in the nation. His subsequent actions will make you think of Dr. Frankenstein and his well-known tale. He is an outstanding professor and a daring, original scientist. Then Petre, the driver of the small bus that takes contraband from the crime lord's mountain stronghold, is shot and killed. After that, the professor takes Petre's brain out of its body while still maintaining its functionality by implanting memories and sensory abilities into the electrical systems of the bus. Sadly, the professor passes away before he can locate a fresh body into which Petre's consciousness can be inserted. Petre is now trapped inside the bus, helpless and imprisoned. Then we meet Nicoleta, a lovely young lady whose father is a mechanic in Romania. Nicoleta's father acquires the bus after it crashes and desperately needs repair. Nicoleta discovers Petre's presence through her obsessive interest in old vehicles, and she eventually falls in love with him. Is there any chance that these two will ever have a romantic relationship, given their different worlds? Virginia Babcock explores how this rare relationship unfolds in a gripping, suspenseful narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
I fell in love with Let Me Die right away. Virginia related the events in carefully considered descriptive phrases that infuse the story with life. Although this book is purely fictional, the author makes the story seem plausible. This is a difficult undertaking, and I recommend Virginia for her efforts. It's also the element of the text that contributed significantly to the success of this work. Virginia's use of straightforward word choices is also to be commended. This efficient writing technique not only ensures that the reader will easily understand and enjoy the book but also helps them remember the subject. The storytelling alternates between multiple points of view, which is another admirable feature. I could empathize with the characters since I was familiar with every scenario and action from their point of view. There were no parts where the story felt hurried or dragged out needlessly. I enjoyed every single page of this book, and I intend to read more by Virginia Babcock in the future.