BOOK REVIEW: Under The Whispering Door by T J Klune

BOOK REVIEW: Under The Whispering Door by T J Klune

Rating: 5/5
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Welcome to Charon’s Crossing.

The tea is hot, the scones are fresh and the dead are just passing through.

When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own sparsely-attended funeral, Wallace is outraged. But he begins to suspect she’s right, and he is in fact dead. Then when Hugo, owner of a most peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace reluctantly accepts the truth.

Yet even in death, he refuses to abandon his life – even though Wallace spent all of it working, correcting colleagues and hectoring employees. He’d had no time for frivolities like fun and friends. But as Wallace drinks tea with Hugo and talks to his customers, he wonders if he was missing something.

The feeling grows as he shares jokes with the resident ghost, manifests embarrassing footwear and notices the stars. So when he’s given one week to pass through the door to the other side, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in just seven days.



A really heartwarming read. Under The Whispering Door is focused on love and loss and is situated in an 'after life' kind of situation.

You really connect with the characters as you learn their past and struggles, you sit there wishing you could erase all of their pain. I really liked the world building, considering there was not much to it, I was still so satisfied by all of the details I was given. The world they were in felt cosy, welcoming, and I feel like the whole vibe from this book was cosy. It is definitely a book that will get your brain ticking away and really thinking about life. I would highly recommend giving this one a go, if you are okay with reading about loss.


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