Review: The Afterlife Club

The Afterlife Club
The Afterlife Club by Jude Ryan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

During the first few pages of this book I really wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it – the core idea of someone dying in an accident and then turning up in some celestial bicycle club just didn’t sit well with me. However, I persevered and did enjoy the story of Madeleine, the reluctant cyclist who finds herself on a mission to save other cyclists from the fate that befell her. Woven into her story, we get to see how her parents are faring following her death, and also the life of the friendly “Corderoy Guy” who tried to save her.

The book had some dodgy plot holes – for example, would it be ethically right for a doctor to move in with the wife of one of his patients, regardless of the circumstances? I’d have thought not! I also felt that the characters of the other celestial bikers weren’t especially well developed and could have been much stronger.

However, as a light read this was entertaining fun and the ending wasn’t what I expected ( and still doesn’t make much sense if I’m honest!)

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