#Review: Hereafter – Terri Bruce
Irene Dunphy’s life has never been perfect. She’s known for making rash decisions, and living life for the moment. In other people’s eyes, she’s too brazen and willful. Some think she’ll never amount to much. Granted, she’s always done her best to turn things around whenever possible. All that changes, however, when she decided to drive herself home one night after a late night of partying.
Waking up on the other side, Irene soon realizes that something is definitely wrong. No one can see her, much less hear her. Aside from animals and a boy named Jonah, that is. Deep inside, she can’t quite grasp the fact that she’s dead. This shouldn’t have happened, and she’s not quite sure about how to fix it. Surely, there’s a decent manual out there that can tell her how to get back to the land of the living, right?
Determined to find her way back home, Irene embarks on a quest to understand the afterlife. With the trusty Jonah by her side, delving into the secrets of the dead should be a piece of cake. He’s obsessed with the dead, after all. Sure, he’s not exactly sure how things really work, but at least he’s willing to give her the helping hand in getting to where she needs to be. The question is, will she be able to accept the way things are when the time comes?
A wonderful start to this series, Hereafter starts off with a bang and keeps on going. Terri Bruce has crafted a very believable world where the dead move on and never look back. Well, some of them do, anyway. Her stirring and quite vivid descriptions allows the reader to envision this world she’s created, lending credence and life to what most of us believe the afterlife to be. Sure, it’s not exactly what we think it to be, but it’s nice to see someone give things a life of their own. I’m definitely hooked, and looking forward to what the author has coming next for Irene.
Why let a little thing like dying get in the way of a good time?
Thirty-six-year-old Irene Dunphy didn’t plan on dying any time soon, but that’s exactly what happens when she makes the mistake of getting behind the wheel after a night bar-hopping with friends. She finds herself stranded on earth as a ghost, where the food has no taste, the alcohol doesn’t get you drunk, and the sex…well, let’s just say “don’t bother.” To make matters worse, the only person who can see her—courtesy of a book he found in his school library—is a fourteen-year-old boy genius obsessed with the afterlife.
Unfortunately, what waits in the Great Beyond isn’t much better. Stuck between the boring life of a ghost in this world and the terrifying prospect of three-headed hell hounds, final judgment, and eternal torment in the next, Irene sets out to find a third option—preferably one that involves not being dead anymore. Can she wipe the slate clean and get a second chance before it’s too late?
About The Author:
Terri Bruce has been making up adventure stories for as long as she can remember. Like Anne Shirley, she prefers to make people cry rather than laugh, but is happy if she can do either. She produces fantasy and adventure stories from a haunted house in New England where she lives with her husband and three cats.
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Goodreads Profile: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6450132.Terri_Bruce
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Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/terribruce