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When I'm Dead

A Black Harbor Novel

By: Hannah Morrissey

Narrators: Andrew Eiden, Caitlin Kelly, , Gary Tiedemann, Xe Sands

Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 9781250872340

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, Minotaur Books

Publication Date: 10/31/2023

Format: Other

My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC)


One girl murdered. Another one missing. And a medical examiner desperate to uncover the truth in the latest Black Harbor mystery by acclaimed author Hannah Morrissey.

On a bone-chilling October night, Medical Examiner Rowan Winthorp investigates the death of her daughter’s best friend. Hours later, the tragedy hits even closer to home when she makes a devastating discovery—her daughter, Chloe, is gone. But, not without a trace.

A morbid mosaic of clues forces Rowan and her husband to question how deeply they really knew their daughter. As they work closely to peel back the layers of this case, they begin to unearth disturbing details about Chloe and her secret transgressions…details that threaten to tear them apart.

Amidst the noise of navigating her newfound grief and reconciling the sins of her past, an undeniable fact rings true for Rowan: karma has finally come to collect.

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"A visceral thriller." ―Kirkus Reviews

"A well-crafted, heart pounding thriller sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats." ―Mystery & Suspense

"A dark and twisted tale of love, loss, regret and revenge, When I'm Dead is Hannah Morrissey at her best."

―Stacy Willingham, New York Times bestselling author

"When I'm Dead is a must-read from the dark and emotionally compelling Black Harbor series." ―Vanessa Lillie

About the Author

Photo Credit: Tracy Koeper | Hungry Heart Photography

Hannah Morrissey is the author of the Black Harbor suspense series which includes Hello, Transcriber, The Widowmaker (2022), and When I’m Dead (2023). A three-decade survivor of Wisconsin winters, Hannah enjoys putting her characters (and readers) in bone-chilling atmospheres that permeate beyond the page. Naturally, her books have carved out their own sub-genre of “Midwestern Noir.”

Between roles of bookseller and copywriter, Hannah was inspired to write her debut novel while transcribing reports for her local police department. Far from home in a grim, crime-ridden city, it was her job to sit alone in the dead of night, listen, and type as detectives divulged the city’s darkest secrets. There, she realized that every case was a story, and every story started with the same two words: “Hello, Transcriber.”

Hannah graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she majored in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She grew up in a small northern town and now lives near Milwaukee with her husband who leads the detective bureau, three pugs who sleep beside her while she writes, and a TBR pile that never seems to get any smaller. WEBSITE

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