Best Ghost Paranormal Romance Fiction Reviews From BookViral

"With the gentle, nourishing quality of a fairy tale that you want to believe"

Daisy Roberts is Dead is nothing if not an original novel, especially in the realm of the supernatural. In the hands of a less astute author, it might have turned into a heaping serving of metaphysical gobbledygook but Claire Gallagher takes us on an unpredictable and mesmerizing journey with many astonishingly tender moments. With a narrative that embraces the sensibilities of the genre, Gallagher does a fine job of capturing the contemporary everyday textures of life with heartfelt observations on sorrow but without the need for lump-in-the-throat histrionics. It’s sincere with the gentle, nourishing quality of a fairy tale that you want to believe, but the unsoftened impact of gut-level entertainment.

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  • ASIN: ‎ B0CKTPWZTS
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 316 pages
  • Genre: Ghost Paranormal Romance

 

The BookViral Review:

A wonderfully disarming read about love and loss Daisy Roberts is Dead refreshingly avoids many of the genre’s syrupy dangers leaving the reader with the truth of the matter. Which is the way it should be.

Daisy Roberts is Dead is nothing if not an original novel, especially in the realm of the supernatural. In the hands of a less astute author, it might have turned into a heaping serving of metaphysical gobbledygook but Claire Gallagher takes us on an unpredictable and mesmerizing journey with many astonishingly tender moments.

With a narrative that embraces the sensibilities of the genre, Gallagher does a fine job of capturing the contemporary everyday textures of life with heartfelt observations on sorrow but without the need for lump-in-the-throat histrionics. It’s sincere with the gentle, nourishing quality of a fairy tale that you want to believe, but the unsoftened impact of gut-level entertainment.

Daisy, who dies tragically finds herself, amongst other ghosts, unable to pass on to heaven as she watches her husband’s life unfold. And reading a novel like Daisy Roberts is Dead will encourage many readers to consider the consequences of our lives through the prism of death. Gallagher’s narrative is full of richly realized secondary characters and witty oddball details but she takes a wide berth around the kind of exaggerated button-pushing typically found in the genre and the emotional buttons she does push she does with a light touch.

The psychological weight of our certain death and the fact that life will go on long after we are departed is difficult to convey, but Daisy Roberts is Dead isn’t afraid to grapple with this existential question. The sense of time passing is hypnotic, and the image of Daisy watching, unable to communicate or offer comfort to Ben, becomes more powerful and beautiful with every turn of the page. Reminding us that death is coming for us all, whether we’re ready for it or not.

Simply superb, Daisy Roberts is Dead is an unreservedly recommended Golden Quill read.

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