With thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for the review copy. Due to be published in paperback on May 21st 2015
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 . . .
This was a really funny, light hearted book although not without its serious moments. A bit different from the usual boy-meets-girl story in that the main female character is dead! I really enjoyed Rosie’s interaction with those around her as she begins to find out what has caused her premature death. Through her eavesdropping, she finds out more about the people in her life and finds that not everything was as she thought. The parts of the book where Rosie is trying so hard to contact the living were great, particularly when she discovers the one person who can actually see her. The ending was clever and not what I was expecting. Hard to get a happy-ever-after for a ghost but Kate Winter has managed to leave this reader at least with a smile on my face.