Genre: Chick-Lit / Paranormal
Synopsis: Falling in love is never simple. Especially when you’re dead.
When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world’s worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she’s actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she’s still here.
Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love…
200words (or less) review: The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter is/was a ‘whim’ book. The synopsis sounded promising and after the first page I knew I was going to enjoy this.
Rosie is quite certain she’s got a horrendous hangover. Headache – check, feeling like a burnt sausage about to burst its skin – check, lying there in her favourite comfy pyjamas – check. Until her best friend runs screaming from Rosie’s bedroom. Well that’s put a different spin on things.
Ending up dead wasn’t the plan. Murdered? Certainly not. And Rosie soon has a prime suspect and she will not let him get away with it.
I loved Rosie’s narration. I think her determination and charm are what makes this book so much fun. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud on occasion. The ghost thing isn’t as straight forward as Rosie wants, why are things solid one minute and the next she’s falling through cars? But when Rosie starts haunting it’s great.
The Happy Ever Afterlife is entertaining with a likable protagonist who you’ll be cheering for when she gets a little poltergeist-y. 😉