Blog Tour: I Kill Me by Tracy Tucker

I Kill Me: Tales of a Jilted Hypochondriac
written by Tracy Tucker          
published by Black Dog Publishing

find it here: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Goodreads


Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by CLP Blog Tours(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)


Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a quick read that I read every free chance I had. I finished it in just over a day.

Christine was an interesting leading lady. There were times I really liked her, felt for her, laughed with and at her. There were other times where I really wanted her to suck it up and deal, to move on, to stop checking the internet! She is a true doomsday hypochondriac! It doesn’t matter what she – or someone else – has or experiences, she is (or they are) most likely going to die. Some of her worries were absolutely ridiculous but she thought those worries were definite possibilities. Who hasn’t had some strange symptom or bunch or symptoms that hasn’t thought the worst at some time or another? But Christine is a whole other kind of worrier…not only is she a hypochondriac, I think she is OCD on top of that. Thankfully, she can let it go once she receives an accurate diagnosis. 

Her husband, Richard, is a first class jerk. Oh, let’s face it, he’s an asshole – plain and simple. Christine deserves so much more that him. Richard is your typical male going through a so-called “mid-life crisis.” I don’t get guys like him…never have, never will…and I practiced family law for a number of years! 

Gavin was a great character. He almost seemed too good to be true. Her friends were funny. I can’t believe they fed into her hypochondria as much as they did. But I applaud them for being there for their friend. I don’t know that a lot of people would be as understanding…or tolerant.

The story was fast-moving. I laughed, I was upset, I was appalled, I was annoyed. It all worked. I Kill Me was a great read. 

Would I recommend it: I would recommend it.


Will I read it again: I will not read this book again. 


About the book – from Goodreads: 
Christine Bacon has a fatal attraction. To all things fatal. A veteran hypochondriac, her near-death experiences are exacerbated when her husband proposes they have a menage a trois with Eleanor, his busty British massage therapist, to “shake things up.” Christine reluctantly agrees (although she is more wholesome than threesome), never expecting just how much she’d be rattled. As her marriage to Richard, a/k/a “Dick,” falls apart, so, too, does Christine, whose fear of her own demise causes her to research every freckle, blemish, cough, bump, lump, tingle and hiccup. She isn’t a doctor, but she plays one on the internet. 

There is solace for Christine: in raising daughters Lily and Carli, leaning on her friends, and wearing out the shower massager. In order to heal, she struggles to become her own person and to view her symptoms (and ex-husband) as less malignant, while searching for that special someone who will love her–despite her grave condition.


About the author: Tracy H. Tucker is first and foremost the mother of three of the best people on Earth. She has a Master’s in Literacy from the University of Maine and has inspired the youth of America for seventeen years. She’s an avid animal lover and would like to publicly thank her husband for putting up with the pet hair, the dogs in the bed, the things the cats hack up and the repeated requests for goats. It’s a wonderful life.

Find Ms. Tucker here: blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads


Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!

Comments

  1. Thanks for the review!

  2. Thanks so much, EFC, for the great review and for taking part in my tour!

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