I was looking for something light to read when I finished “Still Alice” and so I down loaded this book by Sophie Kinsella to my Kindle. I’ve read all but the newest of her Shopaholic books and many of the stand alone books she’s written in the last few years. Typically they are light, fast moving and make me laugh. This book held some of those expectations, but sadly it had a twist I was not too fond of.
Lara Lington is busy worrying about enough, things like her new business venture with her best friend, who has run off to have fun, and the man she loved leaving her. She may have run him off even more by sending a massive number of texts after he said good bye. She just wants to know why. So when she is forced to attend the funeral of her 105 year old great Aunt, which she really wants to bale on, she fears she’s really losing it when she starts hearing and seeing a ghost, and it’s Great Aunt Sadie……and she needs Lara to help her.
From there the story is mostly driven by Sadie and her needs, she’s not a very kind ghost, at times screaming at Lara and others to suit her own whims.
I guess while a bit of fantasy and humor is what I expect from Kinsella I found the ghost premise totally unbelievable. I liked the funny situations Lara found herself in, and the way she eventually dealt with love lost and found, but I could have lived without the ghost.
I rated it a 3 out of 5, I liked it,but it could have been much better. I’d only recommend it if you enjoy that stepping out of reality kind of thing.