Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
When her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline.
But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Suicidal ideation*
- Grief depiction
- Death themes
- Death of a sister
- Death of a husband
- Death of a daughter
- Loss of autonomy
- Death of pet/s, specifically cats
*Main character works at a suicide hotline