Book Genre: Fiction/ Fantasy
Publisher: Fields of Gold Publishing (Imprint: Fog Ink)
Release Date: 10/07/2014
~ Synopsis ~
Like most large career moves, this one happened by accident. Karen spent a lot of time planning what she was going to do with her life, but Fate had other plans for her, as she often does for most of us. Karen just happened to rob the wrong grave.
As a single mother who’s struggling to make ends meet, Karen stumbles into the worst job on earth: transporting souls into the afterlife. To make matters worse, she is contractually bound to continue the job indefinitely, and her difficult employer is none other than Fate. It doesn t take long for Karen to learn that Fate may be fashionable, but she’s also heartless.
~ Review by Angela ~
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
This synopsis for this book was super intriguing. It sounded like a really unique book with a little bit of humor, paranormal, and suspense thrown in as well. I really liked the idea of someone being made to ferry souls to the other side to face their judgement. And the way that Karen is chosen is quite entertaining. The spirits that she is meant to help to the afterlife are a mixture of the down trodden, depressed, amiable, crazy, and kooky. The lengths that Karen goes to to help these poor souls is astounding. She is very good at her job. Too bad she doesn’t want it.
Amy Neftzger is a very adept author in this genre. This is the first of her books that I have read, but I have already bought others. I really like her writing style and the way she works the humorous and thought provoking stuff into her story. She is definitely able to hook a person in and keep their attention throughout the book. I read this book in one sitting and devoured every word. I found no faults with any of the characters nor any of the plot. All of the loose ends appeared to be tied nice and tidy and she even threw in a surprising little twist. I truly recommend this book for anyone who’d like to read a gripping page turner with a side of humor and a dash of whimsical. I give The Ferryman 5 books.
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~ About the Author ~
Amy Neftzger published her first fiction book Conversations with the Moon in 2003. Since then she has published books for both children and adults, including All that the Dog Ever Wanted, Bedtime Stories for Dogs, Bedtime Stories for Cats, Leftover shorts, Confessions From a Moving Van, The Orphanage of Miracles, and The Ferryman. She lives in Nashville with her family and pet gargoyle Newton.
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