I received this book for free from Great Escape Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Beyond Dead: A Bridget Sway Novel by Jordaina Sydney Robinson
Series: Bridget Sway Series # 1
Published by Author Pages: 298
Source: Great Escape Tours
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Dead less than twenty-four hours, with a job that doesn’t pay, a fashion disaster for a uniform and more afterlife rules than she can shake a stick at, Bridget Sway thinks it’s as bad as it can get. And then she finds a dead ghost stuffed in her locker.
Since the police are desperate to arrest her for murder, Bridget’s new best friend convinces her the only way to save herself from an eternity in prison is to solve the murder themselves.
With a handsome parole officer watching her every move, an outlaw ghost befriending her and two persistent mediums demanding her attention, solving the murder is not quite as easy as it sounds. And when “murder” turns into “murders” Bridget needs to solve the case … before she becomes the next dead body stuffed in her locker.
I’d always had a problem being punctual. My mum used to say I’d be late for my own funeral.
What I thought of this book
This is my first book by this author and it’s probably the most different cozy mystery I have ever read. You really got to suspend the disbelief and just let it be and then you will enjoy it.
Bridget is newly dead, but not so dead that she gets to meet her maker. I am guessing this is where those who need a second chance get to live even though they are dead. Bridget soon finds out that you don’t get to rest even when your dead and that she has a job. On her first day at work she finds a dead ghost (now this means that he has gone to meet his maker).
Before she knows it she is being questioned about the man’s death and learning that being a ghost has a lot of rules and seems like more things you can’t do than can. She meets Sabrina who used to be a private investigator in her former life and they form a bond over trying to find the murder. Though hunting for the murder means disobeying a lot of rules that could get them in a lot of trouble.
When the guy who is training her is killed she hears that some people think her section is a hot ticket item and so now she fears that someone might want to killer her next. She was even told she has a death shroud upon her by one ghost and a medium calls it a shadow. If Bridget and Sabrina can’t figure things out soon she might have a very short afterlife.
Beyond Dead was interesting and has a very complex set of rules for those poor ghosts that was too much to explain so you just need to check the book out. Briget is a fun character and I totally get her and feel sorry for her because she is so confused at first about everything and I don’t think I could live ten years in a house with strangers. I would probably rebel a bit like she does.
The secondary characters are a lot of fun as well. Sabrina cracks me up! I probably like her more than the MC.
I think it was there that I knew I was going to enjoy this novel. 🙂
Oz is another fun character and he is Bridget’s hunky parole officer. He is in charge of her care for the first ten years and boy does he have his hands full. I don’t think he minds much, though…lol.
It had a good mystery and a lot of potential killers and it kept me guessing.
If you like cozy mysteries that are paranormal in nature and different then you will enjoy this one.