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Author: Katy Hogan
"Tears and laughter - A wonderful emotional roller-coaster!…"
OUT OF THE DARKNESS - A Tale of Love, Loss and Life After Death. I read this novel over the weekend, and just had to write a review. This is a truly wonderful story of three women, but it begins by focusing on one, Jessica, who is finding it impossible to get over the death of her mother, who was her best friend. The descriptions of her grief are so tender and heart-breaking, but there is soon light on the horizon for her. I really don't want to give the plot away, as it is so original, it would be a shame to spoil it for anyone, but through a series of surprises, twists and turns, Jessica finds friendship, love and a new meaning to life. I would say the book is about fate -- about meeting people just when you need them -- and it also looks into the idea of life after death. It's something I'm quite open-minded about, and in the book, the characters are sceptical. But the subject is tackled with warmth and humour so, whatever your beliefs, it certainly gets you thinking. This book had me crying tears of sadness, but joy too -- I felt so connected with the characters, they seemed so real. And it left me thinking that maybe there is more to life than meets the eye. I am definitely going to re-read this book, and I would firmly recommend it if you're looking for a book which is easy to read, yet has depth and soul.