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After Life Book Review Summary

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This quite appealing not-quite-mystery focuses on Naomi Ash and her mother, formerly Patsy, now Madame Galinda; both spiritualists (or mediums) in the theme park-like town of Train Line, which is populated entirely by spiritualists, both traditional and new-age. When the body of Peter Morton is unearthed ten years after the opening segment in which Naomi is burying him, the question is: how and why did he die. More significant is the mother-daughter relationship, with very well-drawn characters (even the secondary ones). A few anachronisms (the back story is set in 1988) but fine, crisp writing. A good first novel.
This report prepared by Charlotte Vale Allen








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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   20% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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