Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Can there truly be love after death?
Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.
Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.
Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won't want to miss.
I received this as an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.
Tara Hudson first book Hereafter was an okay read. This book took me longer to read than I would of liked it too, I never felt a real connection with the characters and I was not hooked to the story. I felt that the romance was rushed between Ameila and Joshua. Eli was just plain out creepy and it took a long time to find out what was going on with him. The first half of the book just seemed to drag on and the story picked up at about 3/4 of the way. If there is a second book I would pick it up to read it just to see where the author is going to take the story next.
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