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"Stephen White has always been a rock solid writer. But this book should turn heads. Big, provocative and down right gripping, this is his best yet."
author Michael Connelly

"Kill Me is that rarest of creations—a thinking-person's thriller. In this age of the same-old, same-old fiction, White's novel stands dizzyingly above the pack. The concept is unique (and brilliant), the writing is sharp, observant and wry (White's trademark), and every page of this compelling tale is filled with perfectly realized human emotion—about life, death and family. Superb."
author Jeffery Deaver

"White's latest thriller is an outstanding page-turner that examines quality of life, what it means to be living or dying, and who should make that determination. Although series regular psychologist Alan Gregory (Missing Persons) appears, this book centers on Gregory's patient, an anonymous wealthy white man with the lifestyle of a thrill seeker. After a skiing injury that has him questioning his mortality, he signs on with a shadowy insurance group he calls the "Death  Angels," who promise to terminate him should his quality of life drop below a certain threshold. As his health status changes more quickly than our hero expects, he's left not only to fight his medical condition but also  the group that has promised to fulfill the contract. White takes a promising premise and fleshes it out with well-rounded characters, plenty of action, and far more insight than appears in most such works. While the ending is somewhat predictable, it  doesn't detract from a well-above-average thriller. One of  White's best, this is strongly recommended"
— Library Journal, *Starred Review

"Bestseller White (Missing Persons) takes an endlessly debatable question - at what point would a decline in your quality of life cause you to want to end your life? - and leverages it into a clever, absorbing thriller. The anonymous narrator is in his prime, a happily married father of a young girl given to high-risk sports. An assortment of grim fates and a near-escape of his own make him consider the question. A shadowy group called Death Angel Inc. contracts to guarantee that if the life of the "insured" should reach a certain agreed-upon level, they will terminate that life. Fascinated and impressed by the Death Angels' knowledge and reach, he eventually negotiates terms with them. This Faustian bargain doesn't take long to reveal its dark side, and White pays almost equal attention to the philosophical and the physical as his hero has to both approach the conditions that would trigger his contract's death clause yet remain healthy enough to fight back. Some finely scripted action scenes build to a telegraphed ending that weakens the book only slightly."
— Publishers Weekly

"White aces the tightrope. A dead man tells his tale in Stephen White's taut, evocative and ingenious new thriller, Kill Me. With a deft hand, the Colorado-based author has tackled the delicate subject of dying and infused it with the tension of a Hitchcock flick and the action of a Hollywood blockbuster."
— Clayton Moore, Rocky Mountain News

"White does his usual excellent job at building his characters and providing them with motivation. And the situation gives the author plenty of chances to ponder the meaning of love, sacrifice and selfishness on a large scale. His fans will find this novel more challenging than any of his others as he plays with the chronological order of events. This is not an easy literary device to use as a means to heighten tension, but White pulls it off smoothly and effectively. Thriller aficionados should pick this up on a Friday evening when they have no other plans for the weekend."
— Ed Will, Denver Post

"Kill Me is a chilling thriller. It's scarier by half than some others in White's series of novels featuring Gregory, a Boulder psychologist.
...White's 14th novel is another winner."
The Daily Camera

"Stephen White's sly and stunning "Kill Me" postulates the ultimate in insurance policies: Assuring wealthy people that they will be killed if they become terminally ill or otherwise incapacitated. It's the right to die, as interpreted by a top-secret corporation that mixes stone-cold killers with stone-cold actuaries. When one of the company's clients tries to opt out (there's urgent unfinished business), he can't stop the machine. The book's rock-solid plot then has him racing to elude the corporation's implacable and efficient minions, including a woman who may — or may not — be on his side."
— Adam Woog, The Seattle Times

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White's 14th suspense novel is a riveting and provocative departure from his dependably entertaining series about Boulder psychotherapist Alan Gregory, who appears in Kill Me but not as the central character. ...White cleverly uses maddening questions of quality of life and responsibility to family to craft a thought-provoking and timely thriller about life, death and the surprising nature of hope."
— The Miami Herald

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The unnamed narrator of Kill Me is a rich white guy who can afford the best of anything, and he loves life. So when an accident leaves his friend in a permanent vegetative state, he says, "I'd rather be dead. If that happens to me, kill me." That's the simple beginning of this brilliant and sinister book. ...But the central question of this novel remains: What if we could put a "threshold" on life and take out insurance against living the end of it? Kill Me is a brilliant book about a very scary issue."
— Margaret Cannon, Globe And Mail

"This novel offers great character development, an intricate but fast-paced plot -- and a killer ending. If you enjoy thrillers, don't miss this one!"
— Carol Deegan, Ottawa Sun

"Each of us has our own death wish. Quick. Painless. And far in the future. How comforting would it be to have assurance - insurance - that life would actually end as we hope. The far-in-the-future part turns out to be the biggest problem in Stephen White's memorably provocative page-turner, Kill Me. For the rest, the unnamed narrator resorts to the Death Angels, who provide what are euphemistically called "end of life services." Death is the last thing on the mind of the rich, fit, adventurous 44-year-old narrator until a close friend suffers a diving accident that leaves him in a vegetative coma. Musing that he would rather be dead than endure a similar fate, a friend puts him in touch with people who, for a fee, will step in and bring about his demise whenever his health should deteriorate below the threshold he defines as his minimum tolerable quality of life. One caveat: once entered into, the contract is irrevocable. The Death Angels monitor the client from afar, stepping in whenever that threshold has been crossed to implement the policy in a manner designed to cause him the least distress. The narrator signs up, never expecting how suddenly he would be diagnosed with a fatal condition or be given a new reason to live. When he meets the son he never knew he had, he needs to elude the killers he has hired in order to see him one last time. The premise is intriguing and White's execution is thrilling. Sure, characters' motives dovetail a little too smoothly, exuding the whiff of a formula at work. And the Death Angels, seemingly so flawless on the one hand, can be conveniently careless on the other. Nonetheless, this is superior and thoughtful entertainment."
— Tod Hoffman, The Gazette (Montreal)

"White's use of a nameless narrator is unusual and unsettling at first. But the man is almost as engaging as Gregory, whose small part in the book is somehow fitting. The story is told well and is as riveting as it can get. As the story unfolds, it seems that a satisfactory conclusion is impossible. But White fits events together for a stunning resolution that elicits an "I never saw that coming" feeling when the solution becomes apparent. This newest of White's uniformly excellent novels covers material that is at once enthralling and soul-searching. It's well worth a few mesmerizing evenings of quality thriller time."
— Helen S. Bas, Flint Journal


"...suspenseful and cleverly constructed book."
— Wichita Eagle

""Kill Me" is so provocative, that even were I to reveal its ending, I'd be reducing this book's pleasures only a little bit. I won't do even that, but I will say that this is one of the best books I've read in long time, and one of the few I'll re-read."
— Art Amos, The Davis Enterprise

"In this installment of the popular series starring clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory, the setting remains the picturesque Colorado countryside, but White sends Dr. Gregory to the background and instead features one of his patients, an  unnamed, happily married businessman with an adventurous streak. After a near-fatal crash during a Canadian skiing expedition, coupled with a friend's accident, our hero begins to question his own mortality and vows never to be a burden to his family. When he gets word of an organization that, for a hefty fee, will end your life should you become "a burden," he rather hastily signs up. But what if you discover you have a slowly ticking time bomb in your head, and while death could come at any moment, it might not be right away? How do you say "not quite yet" to your personal hit men? Can our hero evade the assassins he paid with his own money in time to put his house in order? White unfolds this unusual, twisted story by way of conversations between patient and  psychologist (Dr. Gregory); our "anonymous, rich white guy" divulges information at his own manipulative pace, leaving both doctor and reader wondering how this warped account might come together in the end. Bizarre, thrilling, and oh so much fun."
— Booklist

"An anonymous, rich white guy who fears becoming incapacitated — or worse — signs a contract with a shadowy organization that agrees to monitor his progress in life, then kill him should his health deteriorate. He changes his mind too late and is suddenly being pursued in what becomes an elaborate cat-and-mouse game to the death. Read it because: It's equal parts boggling plot twist, explosive action sequences and barbed observation on the nature of life and death."
— Clayton Moore,  Rocky Moutain News Critics Choices

"Kill Me is much more than a stay-up-all-night psychological thriller. The novel's deeply introspective themes revolve around profoundly serious topics like death and dying, coping with unforeseen tragedies, grief and healing, etc. But considering the amount of dark plotlines running through the book, Kill Me has a surprisingly uplifting message: While one foot may be in the grave, the other definitely is not. Fans of authors like Stephen King and Dean Koontz will absolutely love this unique and unsettling novel. Kill me if I'm wrong."
— BarnesandNoble.com Editorial Review

"Stephen White's Kill Me tackles provocative ethical questions within the framework of a tense and suspenseful thriller. A highly original and entertaining book!"
— David Montgomery, Crime Fiction Dossier

"Kill Me succeeds as a thriller, a morality tale, a detective novel, and, most importantly, a story. This is one that is simply not to be missed, by an author who quietly has been creating and shaping one of the more interesting protagonists of modern genre fiction. Highly recommended."
— Joe Hartlaub, BookReporter.com

"For you people who could care less how the sausage is made, there's good stuff on the shelves this month.  First and foremost is Stephen White's Kill Me, which is an ingenious endeavor on his part. White, a clinical psychologist who lives in Colorado, wrote a dozen or so respectable thrillers about Alan Gregory who is, well, a clinical psychologist who lives in Colorado. But this is the biggest, baddest novel he's written and it's worlds apart from his previous thrillers. Gregory shows up here but he's merely the Greek chorus to carry the book home. In a wickedly original tact, it's narrated by the book's victim. It's not a maudlin Lovely Bones fantasy, either. The protagonist is, by self-admission, a complete stereotype -- the rich, white guy. He made a few bucks on a technology company and now lives mostly a life of leisure. When one of his yuppie buddies gets his brains turned to mush in an accident, he starts ruminating on life and death. Enter a shadowy organization that he dubs the "Death Angels." For a fat fee, these guys provide the ultimate life insurance. When you hit a predetermined set of circumstances, be it by accident or illness, they step in and make sure you maintain your dignity, but with extreme prejudice. Boom, like that. Naturally, there are plenty of twists and turns involving Nameless' kid and a mysterious contractor with the Death Angels. The ending is a bit of a stretch but sheer edge-of-your-seat suspense, this one is the month's winner."
— Mystery Strumpet, BookSlut.com

"In White's capable hands, this story jumps to life with an immediacy and tension that captivated me. This unique book explores the question we all ask ourselves sooner or later: "If there was no hope, when would you want your loved ones to pull the plug?" White takes on these provocative physical, psychological and philosophical issues with a deft hand.  There is no predictable meditation on death or assisted suicide. Whatever you think about these issues before you read this book, chances are pretty good you'll have a slightly different perspective on them by the time you're finished. There are more twists and turns in this plot than you'd find on an alpine autobahn. The writing is pitch-perfect, the characters so human that you expect to meet them on the street and the action so unrelenting that you won't be able to sleep until you've turned the last page. KILL ME is a dazzling accomplishment by a rock-solid writer. As I write this 2006 hasn't even begun, but I'm dead certain that KILL ME is one of the very best of this, or any, year. Don't miss it."
—Carroll Johnson, ReviewingTheEvidence.com

"Sometimes you just need a book that can take your mind away from mortgages, telemarketers, and reality TV, something that you actually look forward to reading because you can't wait to see what happens next. Kill Me is that kind of book.
In Kill Me an unnamed narrator makes the biggest mistake of his life, which, ironically, is the decision to end his life. After a near-death epiphany on a dangerous ski slope, the narrator confides to a friend that if he is ever seriously injured or sick he hopes that someone will put him out of his misery. The friend goes him one better and introduces him to a secret group of killers known as the Death Angels. For a one-million-dollar retainer, the Death Angels will kill you and make it look like an accident. When the narrator discovers he only has months to live, he contacts the Death Angels, but, too late, he realizes he's made a mistake. Now the narrator has to outwit trained mercenaries who will stop at nothing to accomplish what he foolishly paid them to do. The true mark of a great thriller is when you can put yourself into the plot and ask, "What would I do?" When you're stumped for an answer author Stephen White will surprise you with the clever solution. Wonderfully inventive Kill Me is an unforgettable tale of life and death."
— Michael Phillips, Zooba.com

"Kill Me, by author Stephen White, continues the series about Alan Gregory, psychologist in Boulder, Colorado. But the psychologist is only a small part of this story, and the novel takes you to an entirely different place from what you expect when you settle down to read a murder mystery. There's none of the guessing – except for when the murder will happen. But there's plenty of mystery and suspense – all of it completely outside and above the usual. Kill Me is an astonishing work, involving emotions, family ties, and death from an unusual viewpoint. ...Kill Me is a psychological thriller, but it's unlike Ruth Rendell or anyone else who has written in that genre. Hats off to Stephen White for giving us something new as well as scary!"
— Who-dunnit.com

"Stephen White, who gave us MISSING PERSONS, now presents KILL ME, the tale of a thrill-seeker who becomes obsessed with his own mortality.  After nearly dying during a cross-country skiing expedition, "the patient" begins to wonder what would happen if one of his adventures landed him in a coma. When he is approached by the enigmatic group, Death Angels, Inc., who offer a solution to his possible, future problem, "the patient" jumps at their offer. But, the problem with deals with the Devil is always the same--eventually you do have to pay up.  Using conversations between Dr. Alan Gregory, (who readers will remember from White's MISSING PERSONS,) and the unnamed "patient," White walks the reader through the the patient's own heart of darkness. Twisted, brilliant, and deeply disturbing, KILL ME is reminiscent of Joseph Conrad or Edgar Allan Poe. Think psychedelic gothic with a modern twist and you have KILL ME.  With rich imagery, bright dialogue, and an utterly perverse understanding of the human mind, KILL ME is a walk on the dark side of the psyche. This is a great book!  If you want to look a little deeper into yourself, give KILL ME a try. Who knows what you may find?"
— RoundTableReviews.com

"It's a fascinating story told by someone who thought he was buying 'peace of mind', but instead gave up hope for 'one more good day, or one more good hour, or one more intimate meal, or even one last shared smile' with loved ones. Stephen White ties it all up in a very appropriate ending, and in his Acknowledgments, speaks of a friend who taught 'invaluable lessons about one special man's ability to continue living until he took his last breath.' Though this novel will not be what Stephen White's fans expect from him, I recommend Kill Me as a most unusual and thought-provoking read."
— BookLoons.com

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Stephen White has written a novel that I feel sure you will continue to think about long after you've read the last page. The book started slow for me but increased in momentum until I couldn't wait to finish the book and know what the end would bring. ...I highly recommend this book. How many times have you looked at a person physically or mentally damaged in some way and said to yourself "I wouldn't want to live another day like that"? You may want to think twice about that type of statement after you read this book."
— BestsellersWorld.com

"...a spectacularly exciting read. I haven't read any of Stephen White's previous novels but am looking forward to doing so. If they are as breathtaking as Kill Me, I'll be ever so happy. Armchair Interviews says: Kill Me is a thrilling, fast-paced novel that will keep you turning the pages. And long after you've finished reading it, you'll question what you would do if you could make the decision when is the right time to die. Your answer just might be different after reading the novel than it was before you began."
— Armchair Interviews

"Completely and utterly engrossing. Truly a book to pick up and not put down until you've read the last page."
— BooksNBytes.com

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I've read and enjoyed everything Stephen White has written, but Kill Me is head and shoulders above them all. .... I will tell you that White took me where I guessed he would, but in a way that moved me to laughter and tears that I didn't anticipate. I was left with some intriguing thoughts about my own mortality and facing life's challenges."
— Linda Dewberry, Whodunit? Books, Olympia, WA.

"I just finished an "Advance Reader Copy" of KILL ME. What a fantastic read!!  I have been a Stephen White fan for MANY years since I first picked up an ARC at the Mountains and Plains Booksellers' Trade Show in Denver. I can't tell you how many Stephen White titles I have "hand sold" over the years - and am pleased to do so!  KILL ME will be a huge "hand seller" for me. Please pass on my kudos to Mr. White for this latest gem."
— Alicia Greis, Colorado College Bookstore

"What if you could opt out of a slow painful death or buy insurance to protect yourself from a life confined to a bed and hooked up to machines. Basically, what if you could hire somebody to kill you rather than live a life you didn't think was worth living? But what if you weren't allowed to change your mind once you signed up...and then you did? Stephen White's new thriller kept me up all night to find out. This book goes beyond the engaging page turner and looks hard at one man's evolving realization of a life well-lived. Smart, tight writing with dry humor, this book should be on your list."
— Mystery Lovers Bookstore

"Stephen White has, without question, redefined the subgenre of a psychological thriller with KILL ME.  There are the standard warped and depraved serial killer stories that are abundant and attempts to emulate the trademarked and esteemed thrillers of Richard Montanari and James Patterson. Then, on occasion, there is an exception. Take for instance, Billy Wilder's "Double Indemnity" (yes, I know it was a screenplay, but stay with me on this thought track).  We can all agree that "Double Indemnity" was a psychological thriller, but one driven by the consciences of the killers and not based on a gross and detestable murderer whose acts would make many shudder at night. Stephen White similarly has forged ahead into a new frontier of psychological dramas with KILL ME.  KILL ME takes a simple and unique premise and adds a hollowing twist.  Let's say you don't want to live in a vegetative state like a close relative or friend of yours.  Normally, you would sign the "do not resuscitate" or medical power of attorney forms to insure that any last minute efforts are not taken when you are so far along that you are living solely because of miracles of modern medical advancements. What if you don't want to wait until you are in such excruciating pain, or not even aware of your surroundings, but have the chance to die while still enjoying your state of mind or physical functions?  What if there is a private enterprise that you can hire to "kill you" once you have been diagnosed with some incurable disease? Then welcome to the hollowing world that the author has set in rapid motion.  A wealthy and driven patient of Dr. Alan Gregory, a psychologist, recently had two life experiences that encourage him to take his close friend's advice and contract with a private, a very private, agency to kill him should certain agreed to minimum psychological or physical levels become present.  The contract is irrevocable.  Sure enough, events happen that make the patient reconsider his situation when he is diagnosed with an unidentified illness.  Then the roller coaster ride takes several loops and flips as the story is finally tied together with an exquisite and brilliant twist by Stephen White at the book's conclusion. The characters and sessions with Dr. Gregory are well thought out and definitely ring true from an author who should know, since his day job is as a clinical psychologist. This book will surely be one of my top ten of reviewed books for 2006."
— Paul Anik, I Love A Mystery Bookstore

"I own a small independent bookstore in Winterset, Iowa and just finished reading the ARC of "Kill Me" that I picked up at the Midwest Booksellers Assoc. convention.  Just wanted you all to know that I loved it and will be nominating it for a Booksense Pick of the Month with the ABA.  I read a lot of books and I have a huge pile of books that I will probably never get to in this lifetime, so I have to choose the books that I read carefully.  I'm so glad I chose to read this one.  The whole premise of the "assisted suicide with a twist" was so unique, and the issues the whole situation brought to light were very thought provoking.  I must admit, I hadn't read any of Stephen White's books before (like I said before, I have PILES of books to read) although I do have some in my store.  I will definitely be reading more of his work.  I will also be stocking this new book in my store when it's released and  recommending it to all my customers.  Thanks for a good, intellectual thriller."
— Karen Brookhart, Corner Bookstore Co.

"I loved this literary thriller from a pretty darn good writer, who not only presents you with believable situations and characters, but also makes you really care about them. The story revolves around the anonymous narrator, who has contracted for his own assassination, and what happens as he realizes what he's done."
Hester Jeswald, Sarasota News & Books

"The narrator of this story has everything. He's a billionaire with a happy marriage and a dare-devil lifestyle. And it is that lifestyle that he begins to question when a friend of his goes into a coma after a deep-sea diving accident. Which of us has not asked, at what point do I no longer want to live? When should the plug be pulled? Our hero has the money and the contacts to ensure that he can set boundaries on the quality of his life. He is put in touch with a group which he calls The Death Angels and, after setting those parameters, signing the contract, and handing over a million dollars, he continues with his life. Of course, nothing goes as it should. He exceeds those parameters at the most inconvenient time but there's no going back, so he must outwit and outrun the Death Angels. This feels like a familiar set up, but what blew me away is the extraordinary writing of White (whom I have not read before) and the way he constructs this story so that it is almost impossible to put down. White usually writes with Dr. Alan Gregory, a psychiatrist, at the center of his stories, and Gregory does make an appearance here. Do not let any assumption that you know what is going to happen stop you from reading this excellent thriller."
— Sally Owen, Bookaholic

"This book is a different kind of thriller, grappling with a subject that each of us has probably thought about at one time or another. The plot is intriguing, exciting, and unpredictable as White deals with the physical and mental aspects of making the decision to die and the twists and turns of losing the capacity to control one's own life, no matter how rich or powerful one might be."
Maryann Boulter, NightsandWeekends.com

"Fast paced run for your life page turner!"
TheBestReviews.com

"Kill Me is a type of thriller that is seen too little of these days. It is not only surprising, entertaining and suspenseful, but it also makes you think. As you read about the narrator's chilling run from the Death Angels, you begin thinking about your own quality of life and what you would do to get just one more day with the ones you love. ... Those who enjoy White's Alan Gregory series should like the new character and story line introduced in Kill Me. This is also the perfect book for mystery lovers who have not yet discovered White. Satisfying and thought-provoking, Kill Me will occupy your thoughts long after you finish it."
— Curled Up With A Good Book

"Fans of White's Dr. Alan Gregory might think to despair when discovering that Gregory takes a back seat in this latest suspense thriller.  Don't.  This intelligent, poignant, and highly compelling, thriller offers up some great insights in its explorations of death, family and, most importantly, living.  And while a rather large suspension of belief must be taken on in order to make the whole thing fly, John himself would be one of the first to agree that this is not a hindrance, but rather one of the main joys in reading a good book. This is one of those rare novels that'll leave you contemplating your own views; on living, dying, choices made, and what is owed to those you've loved, making for some sleepless nights and, if receptive, a deeper appreciation for having lived and loved at all."
— NewMysteryReader.com


"What follows is a novel which is so compelling, so suspenseful, that I couldn't put it down till I raced through to the end. Mr. White raises questions about love, family, death, life, what 'quality of life' really means, the relationships between parents and children, fraught as they are with all kinds of 'baggage' and the fact that what we think we will feel about living under certain circumstances may be a far cry from what we will really feel when we find ourselves there. ... Stephen White has written a book unlike anything he's written before; for that matter, unlike anything in recent memory. The writing is terrific,  thoughtful, provocative, and the book is highly recommended."
Gloria Feit, reader

"Wow!  I couldn't put it down!  KILL ME is all that it promises and more.  Life and death on one's own terms - how many of us watched the tragedy of Terri Schiavo and immediately updated our Living Wills?  We tell our loved ones we don't want heroics, "pull the plug" if there's no hope, but would we go so far as to hire someone to bump us off if we're terminal or in a vegetative state? Then again, what if you have second thoughts or need just a little more time? KILL ME certainly raises meaty issues for discussion groups - death, risk, control, trust, vulnerability, intimacy - the list goes on. I first became a fan of Stephen White with MISSING PERSONS. Over the past 6 months I've read all his previous books, never tiring of the main characters, looking forward to variations in point-of-view, always intrigued by the twists and turns in the plots. KILL ME exceeded my expectations with a provocative premise, insights into a character who develops over the course of the story, thrilling action sequences, and a twist at the end I didn't see coming.  Great book!"
— Paula Lasky, reader

"Now Kill Me, talk about being blown away. ...it felt like you were on a roller coaster reading this book. It took you everywhere your emotions could go. I have never been so grabbed by a book before that just would not let go— it was impossible to put it down. I have to say it has to be one of the very best novels I have ever read."
— Russell Ilg, reader

"I don't recall ever being as viscerally kinetically involved and caught by the first pages of a book. I could feel the Porsche hitting 40 before shifting into second, I could see the bridges on the highway [and the buffalo overlook] as I imagined the car shifting finally into fourth. I could feel the rush as the clutch was worked in concert with the gearshift lever and the accelerator as the first barrel came off the truck. . . Then it stopped. I was caught and I had to put the book down. This is one of the best action thrillers I've read.  A true Alan Gregory novel, it explores boundaries between what is and what might have been had life just been "normal." Resonant with the sensuality of extreme sport and the rush of driving a great old car, Kill Me celebrates life and family and choice. Thrilling and questioning throughout, the ending just floored me."
— Toni Ballinger, reader

"Plainly put, I was blown away! It was a stupendous read and held my attention from the outset. It's been a very long time indeed since I have enjoyed a book so completely, (and I'm the type of person who ALWAYS has a book on the go). My brother-in-law has read all the Stephen White novels so far and, over time, has repeatedly highly recommended this particular author to us. "KILL ME"  was however, the first of his books that I have had the pleasure to read. Do I now regard him as a fine story teller? Well........yesterday I went to a second hand bookstore here in Revelstoke and scooped up everything I could find that had the words 'Stephen White' on the cover! ...The gift in this story for me, was the pathos, the emotional sensitivity imparted (at times) to the main character. How draining it must be to know your days may shortly be coming to an end. ...Stephen's subtle prose regarding this frightening issue was profoundly sensitive, and even more appealing, at least to me, it was just so perceptive! You could just tell, he knew what he was writing about."
— Brent R. Lea, reader

"This thought provoking thriller will leave readers wondering at what point is life not worth living just like the nameless patient did and eventually acted upon to his regret. The fast-paced action story line never slows down yet propels the audience, even the err on the side of life crowd, to consider an exit strategy. Interestingly in what is probably his best work to date, Stephen White's hero, Dr. Gregory serves as a support player to the anonymous star of the deep KILL ME."
— Harriet Klausner, reader

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Kill Me by Stephen White

Signet (USA) Paperback, 2007, ISBN 0451220714

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