The Purgatory Poisoning – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Purgatory Poisoning

Author:- Rebecca Rogers

Date published:- will be published on March 2nd 2023

Publisher:- HarperCollins UK

No. of pages:- 400 pages

Genre:- Mystery


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4.5/5

How do you solve your own murder when you’re already dead?

Purgatory (noun):
1. Where the dead are sent to atone.
2. A place of suffering or torment.
3. A youth hostel where the occupants play Scrabble and the mattresses are paper thin.

When Dave wakes up in his own personal purgatory (St Ives Youth Hostel circa 1992), he’s shocked to discover he’s dead. And worse – he was murdered.

Heaven doesn’t know who did it so with the help of two rogue angels, Dave must uncover the truth.

As divine forces from both sides start to play the game, can Dave get out of this alive? Or at the very least, with his soul intact?

This was a mystery filled with laughter, funny stuff, witchy stuff and I actually enjoyed reading this so much!

Dave finds himself in a bunk bed that he used to share with his brother back in 1992. When he asks around, he realizes that he was in some sort of a purgatory–and that he is already dead! Worst of all, he finds out that he was murdered. Dave is clueless as to what really happened on the day he was murdered and so with the help of the two rogue angels, Dave is set to find the truth and clues as to what really happened…and atone for the past mistakes that he would have committed when he was alive.

Honestly, this was a very different type of thriller that I have read. I actually enjoyed reading the book a lot. There were some funny parts in the book that would make you laugh out loud and above all, I felt the story was really intriguing. It wasn’t boring and it was engaging as well and I was drawn into the story. This book also reminded me slightly of the TV show called The Good Place a little bit.

Overall, this was a funny, enjoyable novel and worth 4.5 stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Harper Collins for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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