When Linn B Halton sent me Touched By The Light to add to my To Be Read pile, I did say it would be quite a while before I got chance to read it. I’d like to apologize to all other authors who have sent me books to read and review as knowing that this book was about life after death and souls and spirits, and however hard I tried to walk past it and ignore it, I found that I just couldn’t!
Mya finds herself in a very odd position. She remembers pain and panic, and then remembers going towards a bright light and the pain and panic became peaceful and calm. She believes that she has died and has passed over to “the other side”. She’s desperate to find out how her friends and family are coping without her, and the only way that she seems to be able to do this is to make a young lady called Laurel help her.
This book tells the tale from all points of view and how each of the characters have an effect on each other. Mya seems to come and go without any control and has to learn how to communicate with the people that she chooses to spend time with.
This book is a moving, sad, funny, happy and emotional tale of a some very confused people, and a novice, befuddled spirit all making new lives for themselves. The unexpected twist had me sat open mouthed for quite a while; it was SO not what I had thought was going to happen - quite unpredicted leaving me a little bewildered myself!
Not going to give any more of the plot of this wonderful book away, you need to read it for yourself. If you are interested in life after death and the spirit world, you will really enjoy this novel. If you are not interested in these things, I still think it’s a book that you will get a lot of pleasure from. It’s a well written, easy to read, original and fresh book that I thoroughly liked reading and really looked forward to discovering what was going to happen in the end.
Originally from Bristol, Linn lives in Nailsworth in Gloucestershire, with her husband Lawrence. They've renovated many houses over the years and have encountered a few unusual "experiences" and "presences" along the way. She has written about these experiences in Being A Sceptic is Oh So Easy.
Linn wrote Touched By The Light shortly after the death of her mother and is a big advocate of the waying "seeing is believing!" You can learn more about Linn at her website and also read more about loveahappyending.com.