Under The Whispering Door
By: TJ Klune
LGBTQIA/Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date 21 September 2021
I would like to first thank both NetGalley and TOR Books for allowing me the opportunity to read and review this book. Sorry it took me so long to do so.
Good Reads synopsis:
When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead.
Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, tucked between mountains, is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is the tea shop’s owner to locals and the ferryman to souls who need to cross over.
But Wallace isn’t ready to abandon the life he barely lived. With Hugo’s help he finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life.
When the Manager, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tea shop and gives Wallace one week to cross over, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in seven days.
Under the Whispering Door is a contemporary fantasy about a ghost who refuses to cross over and the ferryman he falls in love with
This book had a slow start, and I wasn’t enjoying it. Once they got to tea shop is where it picked up for me. I ended up giving this book 4 stars. My favorite character was the granddad, Nelson and Apollo the dog. This book made me laugh which I had to do so quietly since I was at work.
Our main character was a mean man and was looking out for only himself. If someone made a single mistake, he would fire them. He was also alone when he dead and woke up at his funeral. He was surprised to find that only four people showed up. His ex-wife and the three partners to the law firm. They did not have anything nice to say about him.
There is one other person whom it doesn’t recognize. This female ends up being the reaper who is in charge of taking him to the tea shop.
This is her first solo run and has a few hiccups but still is able to accomplish the task. Once they arrive at the teashop is where the book picked up for me.
Things happen and the main character realizes somethings and it goes from there. I don’t want to give much away. You really should read this book and have a good laugh along with some tears. This book gives a different view of what can happen once we leave this life.