A. J. Ullman – Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide

Ripley Luna has four names. Second to the name she was given by her parents, as high-class escort girl her clients know her by the name of Justine. The third and fourth names – Greek – she sort of nicknamed herself. In Drifting Falling – Diary of a Call Girl Suicide the reader follows Ripley in the months leading up to her perfect way to commit suicide, leaving her variety of clients and her post-graduate career behind. Failure is not an option. Being smart and beautiful, sexy and tempting doesn’t tell the whole story. And the whole story isn’t what she tells her psychiatrist Dan Truscott. Traumas from her youth, dreams of becoming an astronaut, and a deliberate path towards the suicide make this narrative a peculiar kind of diary. Sarcasm, as the protagonist, she explains bit by bit to herself and the reader of the diary, jumping back and forth, referring to Greek mythology, popular astronauts, physics, and turning intimacy to good sex. I’ll save the plot’s ending for you to discover. A.J. Ullman did a great job unearthing the wandering mind of a suicidal girl.

About the author

A.J. Ullman grew up and still lives in Southwest Ohio. Those experiences and settings color his work of fiction. A.J. has worked in a variety of endeavors, from restaurants to libraries, to law offices, to community mental health centers to family practice medical offices. A.J. is a lawyer as well as a certified family nurse practitioner concentrating work these days in the medical field, treating patients in a primary care setting, including mental health disorders.

Experiences with psychiatric nursing have left indelible impressions on A.J. and these concepts are explored in both previous novels, One in a Million and Hit or Miss.

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.