‘The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP)’ is Kate Winter’s debut novel. It is being published in paperback on the 21st May 2015 by Sphere and is also available as an eBook. Yesterday saw the start of a huge blog tour running over two weeks. I am one of a number of bloggers taking part in it today. Here is my review.
This story is based in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh. Rosie Potter shares a cottage with her very best friend, Jenny. Or at least she did! One morning Rosie wakes up feeling strange and at first she assumes that she has just got a really bad hangover. It soon becomes clear however that she is actually dead and has stepped out of her body. But Rosie cannot remember how exactly she died and doesn’t understand why she is still hanging around.
Rosie’s death is treated as suspicious and as the mystery of what actually happened slowly starts to unravel, a number of secrets are revealed showing people in a different light. In the meantime Rosie is discovering the things she can do, but she soon realises that life after death isn’t all that great, especially when you find yourself falling in love.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I absolutely loved Kate Winter’s writing style. Even though the story was about a young woman who had lost her life at far too early an age, it was fun and refreshing and made me laugh. Some of the things that Rosie got up to were just hilarious. There were some really poignant moments as well.
‘The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP)’ will take you on a spiritual journey where along the way you will get to learn quite a bit about Rosie’s past and meet a number of characters.
I am really interested in seeing what Kate Winter comes up with next.
I give this book 4 out of 5.
About Kate Winter
Kate Winter is a journalist, novelist and storyteller from the North West of Ireland who was lucky enough to grow up with no TV (though she didn’t consider it a lucky break at the time) and lots of books. After graduating from University of Ulster with first class honours and the Ulster Television Award for her BA in Media Studies, Kate promptly forged a glittering career for herself in waitressing. Then one day, beside a swimming pool in Australia, Kate decided it was time to write a book. The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) is Kate’s debut novel.
Follow Kate on @KatiCut.