Book Title: Under the Whispering Door
Author: TJ Klune
Release Date: 9/21/21
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is one of those reviews where I can’t express in words how much I loved this sweet book. All the books by TJ Klune, I simply want all of them now.
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. – Goodreads
You will fall in love with every single character in this book. It is full of life (funny for a book about death), love, kindness, understanding and compassion. It makes me think of what The Good Place became in the end. A story about life and death and how we approach both with an open heart. Like his last book, The House in the Cerulean Sea, the characters are wonderfully written and I became very attached to them. It is also LGBTQIA friendly and features a great love story. I can’t rave about these two books enough. I hope you will pick it up and enjoy it as much as I did. This is a comfort read, and I know I will be going back to them both in future.