Sunday, January 29, 2023

Review: Waking Up Dead (The Life After Series #1) by Amanda Fasciano @Cymberleigh

 Waking Up Dead

The Life After Series #1

by Amanda Fasciano

Published: January 29, 2023

Publisher: ‎4 Horsemen Publications

Genre: Ghosts, Mysteries, Horror, Occult


Detective Cadence Riley never believed in ghosts, until she became one.

Killed in the line of duty, she finds herself recruited into a group that monitors haunted sites, making sure the spirits don't give too much away to the living. All seems to be going well until a group of cultists unleash a chaos demon in a haunted asylum. Being a detective and the drive to help others didn’t stop with her pulse.

Now Cadence and her new partner Snow find themselves in a race against time. They have to find a way to stop the demon before it devours both the spirits and the living, and they may just have to break a few rules to do it. Being six feet under has never been so lively as she realizes her training officer is definitely in over their heads.

Join the team in this urban fantasy meets crime detective story and get ready for the series of a lifetime, er, afterlife!

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My Review:

Waking Up Dead is the first book in The Life After Series and the first book by author Amanda Fasciano that I have read and it won’t be the last or at least I hope not. Waking Up Dead takes a new look into the afterlife.

I don’t believe that I have read anything quite like Waking Up Dead before. It takes the afterlife to a whole new level. I loved the plot on this one. It was like mixing ghost stories with detective stories. It's like The Conjuring meets Law & Order kind of story.

Waking Up Dead is a great introduction to a new series. It will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting and wanting to know what is going to happen next. It is a fun and thrilling way to have a nice and relaxing evening. Well, that is if you are into ghost stories or crime-solving mysteries.

I love the world that was created for Waking Up Dead it is unlike any other in its genre in my opinion that is. I can’t wait to read more from this world of ghost hunting, demons and crime-solving. I can’t wait to read more about Detective Cadence Riley and her new partner Osmund Snow as they patrol the underworld.

Cadence Riley, a police detective wakes up in a hospital wondering where she is and how she got there. She soon learns that she is no longer alive and that she has passed over to the afterlife. Cadence is given a choice to go one place or another but she chooses to say right where she is so she can continue to help people in her afterlife as she did before.

If you are into crime-solving stories and ghost stories too then let me suggest that you grab a copy of Waking Up Dead for a little crime-solving ghost story!

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