Longlisted for the Davitt Awards From the acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of the Mercy series and The Astrologer’s Daughter comes a chilling ghost story linked to the compelling Mercy universe. Since her parents died in a freak motorbike accident, Sophie Teague’s life has fallen apart. But she’s just enrolled at a new high school, hoping for a fresh start. That’s until Eve, a beautiful ghost in black, starts making terrifying nightly appearances, wanting Sophie to be her hands, eyes and go-to girl. There are loose ends that Eve needs Sophie to tie up. But dealing with the dead might just involve the greatest sacrifice of all. Dark, thrilling and unrelentingly eerie, Afterlight will take you deep into the heart of a dangerous love story, revealing the otherworldly–and deadly–pull of past wrongs that only the living can put right. ‘As in her triumphant The Astrologer’s Daughter, Lim carefully unspools her tightly plotted fantastical mystery with a reluctant, socially maladroit heroine and an unlikely partner at the center. Her insistent focus on murders of people at society’s fringes and the ability of teen girls to right truly foul injustices are both most welcome…Readers will hold out hope for a second installment set in Lim’s richly imagined world.’ - Kirkus ‘Lim’s murder mystery is much more than its tightly constructed plot, with rich character development, intriguing concepts about the afterlife, and profound depictions of grief…But it’s Sophie’s narrative tone that stays with the reader; this courageous and believably flawed outcast is a memorable heroine.’ - Booklist ‘Afterlight has all the ingredients that make up an enthralling read…For those who just like an exciting read that pulls at the heartstrings and ensures some terrifying moments, Lim has ensured that the action is fast paced and the characters are really believable.’ - ReadPlus ‘Rebecca Lim has crafted a tense and eerie tale, complete with a demanding ghostly apparition and a stirring romance.’ - Readings ‘I am 85% sure Rebecca Lim is not of this world.’ - Steph Bowe, author of All This Could End
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