The Afterlife of Walter Augustus by Hannah M. Lynn
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Walter Augustus is dead. His current state of existence has become a monotony of sweet tea and lonely strolls and after decades stuck in the Interim — a posthumous waiting room for those still remembered on Earth — he is ready to move on. Only when he is forgotten by every living person will he be able to pass over and join his family in the next stage of the afterlife. At last the end is tantalizingly close, but bad luck and a few rash decisions may see him trapped in the Interim for all eternity. Letty Ferguson is not dead. Letty Ferguson is a middle-aged shoe saleswoman who leads a pleasant and wholly unextraordinary life, barring the secret fortune she seems unable to tell her husband about. However, when she takes possession of an unassuming poetry anthology, life takes on a rather more extraordinary dimension.
4 out of 5 (very good)
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A really enjoyable story about the experience of one particular afterlifer one Walter Augustus. Such a likeable character that you can’t help but warm to him from the off.
A tale of intrigue and mystery even in the spirit world and the potential for things to go disastrously wrong when we do the basic human thing of meddling where we shouldn’t. I read this story in one sitting as I was so engrossed in how or even if things would resolve in a good way.
There’s a few good “life “ questions in there to ponder but it’s not a heavy read, as it sweeps you along with plenty of laughs along the way, and if you’re not sure about the spirit world you might be swayed after reading this!
Thoroughly enjoyed this, great characters and I really can’t wait to see more from this author.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
Hannah Lynn was born in 1984 and grew up in the Cotswolds, UK. After graduating from university, she spent ten years as a teacher of physics, first in the UK and then around Asia. It was during this time, inspired by the imaginations of the young people she taught, she began writing short stories for children, and later adult fiction. Her first novel, Amendments, was published in 2015. Now as a teacher, writer, wife and mother, she is currently living in the Austrian Alps.