The Next Thing I Knew
John Corwin

When Lucy Morgan drops dead along with everyone else on Earth she refuses to take death lying down even if, technically, her corpse is.

She drags her ghostly social life back from the grave and enlists her friends to figure out the rules of the afterlife. More importantly, they want to discover who or what killed everyone and why the heck anyone would do such a mean thing.

But what they discover changes everything. And if they can’t figure out how to put their newfound ghostly powers to work, humanity will be extinct for good.

The Next Thing I Knew book cover

This had potential, but didn’t manage to lift itself beyond that possibility. It tried to do too much, and whilst the humour and message of Humanity came through, the disconnectedness of the writing, coupled with the almost too feminine perspective ruined this one for me a little. Even the title held a promise unfulfilled, and the very jarring scene from Nick’s point of view actually made me stop reading and turn to the cover, in case I’d managed to fall into a different book without realising it somehow. A work which can throw you out of it so easily is, sadly, not one I can enjoy.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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