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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Review: Afterlight

All her life Sophie has believed in ghosts; she even met one when she was small. But there’s no hint of her parents after they die. They’d have pushed through any barrier to contact her if they could, wouldn’t they? Sophie decides ghosts can’t exist.

Then Eve decides to haunt the waking hours of Sophie’s nights. Eve needs Sophie to tie up some loose ends and she won’t leave Sophie alone until she agrees. Eve might be a ghost but she can ‘push’ Sophie physically.

Afterlight is a rip-snorting contemporary supernatural life-and-death tale with romantic complications. Unlike many stories on the current market, afterlight feels real. I’ve been to several pubs like the one Sophie lives in, I’ve met the clientele in her bar. I pass dozens of  houses that line railway tracks near stations like the one in Afterlight.. The use of real places in Victoria, Australia makes Afterlight all the more compelling.

Say what you like about ghosts, believe whatever you choose, but read afterlife. Even if it doesn’t change your mind about ghosts, you’ll have had a fast-paced nail-biting ride through the night. You won’t regret it.

(Squeamish alert: there are some graphic blood and gore bits among the action).

Title: Afterlight
Author: Rebecca Lim
Publisher: Text $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: July 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925240498
For ages: 13+
Type: Young Adult Fiction