Thank you to Little Brown for kindly providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review
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 novel was such a breath of fresh air, really it was, considering the main character has been found dead in her bed by her traumatised best friend, it is funny, romantic and a murder mystery to boot!
Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with a hell of a sore head, feeling rough as a badger's back end she presumes that she has a hangover, unfortunately for Rosie a hangover is the least of her worries, she's dead..
Yes she is dead, she has quite likely been murdered but has no recollection of who, why and when. She sets off sort of like a ghostly Irish Miss Marple (did I mention it is in Ireland? I didn't? Well it is!) to get to the bottom of why she is lying dead in her bedroom with blood everywhere.
Being a ghost has it's perks she can listen to people without them knowing she is there and she can walk through walls (but this tastes horrible) but it also has a downside, yes I know being dead is a downside but stay with me, she witnesses another side of her boyfriend, the man who she loved to bits is not the man she thought he was.
Her boyfriend, who her best friend warned her about turns out to be a cheating scumbag, if he is capable of lying and cheating, is he capable of murder?
Who killed Rosie Potter?
There is so much more to this book that I haven't touched upon including a whole host of wonderful supporting characters that really do make this novel such a fantastic read, each character is fantastically described, truly bringing them alive.
The writing also reminds me a little of early Marian Keyes novels such as Lucy Sullivan and Watermelon, this is Kate's debut novel and she has done an amazing job, I can't wait for the next one!
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.