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#48 - After Life

by Rhian Ellis

I received this book ages ago at a BookCrossing meetup, and finally it called to me from the shelf to be read. I was looking for something “light,” and this actually did fit the bill, although it’s not a cheerful book, really.

It’s told from the PoV of a woman who lives in a community of psychics (I think that part is real – I mean, I’ve heard of communities like this that really do exist), and works as a medium. She also has a bit of a secret that she’s managed to keep for a very long time, considering all her neighbors are psychic, too.

MILD SPOILERS AHEAD:

I enjoyed the pacing of this book – we know some of the specifics of what she did early on, but not the why and how until much later, by which time I developed a liking for her that might not have developed if I’d known the whole story from the start. The setting was interesting to me, too – I’ve always been interested in the spiritualist community, although not so much that I ever feel I’d want to participate. I felt as though this gave me a glimpse (albeit fictional) inside this community, at its inner workings.

An interesting book. Not the best ever, but it kept me turning the pages. 7/10.

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