The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw

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About the Book:

On the way home from a dinner party she didn’t want to attend, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions.

It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN. Because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the aging hippy captain. She seems to be there by accident. Or does God have a higher purpose after all?

At first Lorna can remember nothing. As her memories return – some good, some bad – she realises that she has decisions to make and that she needs to find a way home…

My Review:

This is one of the first books I have read by Charlie Laidlaw and it most definitely won’t be the last. Charlie really does take you on one hell of an adventure with this book. What I really liked about it, is its a modern retake of the afterlife, I really liked the way Charlie portrayed it with this story. The more I read the harder it become to put down.

Lorna Love the main character is great she comes across as an odd bod, but that just makes her more lovable. She has had to live through hardships within her life but she manages to get through them all, which makes you love her even more. I absolutely love Lorna’s perception of heaven it is very . This story really took me on an emotional ride, I could be laughing one moment and crying the next.

It is most definitely a good read, especially if your looking for something a bit different to the norm but a great story through and through.

This can be purchased on Kindle and Paperback through Amazon.

 

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