MY SO-CALLED AFTERLIFE
Author: Tamsyn Murray
Source: Author Submission
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Piccadilly Press Ltd (February 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848120575
- ISBN-13: 978-1848120570
Lucy Shaw is a ghost with problems. First, she’s stuck haunting the men’s toilets on Carnaby Street, not the best place to spend eternity. Second, no-one can see or hear her. And third, the man who killed her last New Year’s Eve is still on the loose. Is it any wonder her mood is blacker than a tramp’s fingernails?
So when a lighting engineer called Jeremy walks into the toilet and asks her what she’s doing there she’s not exactly Miss Congeniality. But given that he’s the only person who can see her, she decides to overlook the fact that he’s drippier than a toddler’s nose and accepts his offer of help. Before she knows it, she’s out of the toilet and meeting other ghosts, including the emotionally unstable Hep and the lip-smackingly gorgeous Ryan.
Together, they track down Lucy’s killer, encountering meerkats, exorcists, and the world’s stroppiest tattoo artist along the way. Will their efforts to catch Lucy’s murderer succeed? What happens if they do? And just how do you go about snogging the boy of your dreams when you don’t actually have lips anymore?
A refreshing read featuring ghosts! Just what I needed. After all the paranormal suspense I have been reading, I wanted a good lighthearted read with the paranormal included in it. Ever wonder if a ghost can fall in love? Yep. Ever wonder if they watch you? Yep. Ever want to meet one? Yep!! Well, in this book, we get to meet Lucy who was murdered in a men’s restroom. EWW. Well, that is her thoughts too! She spends her time counting the tiles in the bathroom and wishing someone would see her. Finally, Jeremy comes in and they are both surprised to find out he can see her!
This book was cute and funny and the author made it fun for a young adult read for all ages to enjoy. I loved the witty dialogue and I loved the characters that were part of the plot. It flowed nicely and at the right pace. Who new ghosts could be so much fun instead of being spooky?
Very Good! I would recommend this book!
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