The Afterlife of Walter Augustus

Written by Hannah Lynn


Walter Augustus is dead. His current state of existence has become a monotony of sweet tea and lonely strolls and after decades stuck in the Interim — a posthumous waiting room for those still remembered on Earth — he is ready to move on. Only when he is forgotten by every living person will he be able to pass over and join his family in the next stage of the afterlife. At last the end is tantalizingly close, but bad luck and a few rash decisions may see him trapped in the Interim for all eternity.

Letty Ferguson is not dead. Letty Ferguson is a middle-aged shoe saleswoman who leads a pleasant and wholly unextraordinary life, barring the secret fortune she seems unable to tell her husband about. However, when she takes possession of an unassuming poetry anthology, life takes on a rather more extraordinary dimension.




A Stunning, Extraordinary Read!   5 stars


Sometimes I think I have the best hobby in the world; when I’m lucky enough to read a book with as much class as this one, I’m sure of it!

Walter Augustus is stuck in the afterlife – in the ‘interim’. He hasn’t been able to move on to join up with the family he misses so much but has to bide his time until he’s called. He has everything he needs but he wants so much more. Letty is very much alive. Childless, both she and her husband have worked hard all their lives and she has suddenly realised that her habit of putting away a few pounds whenever she can afford it has added up to a whopping big bank balance. All she has to do is find the right moment to tell Donald.

Suddenly, due to unforeseen circumstances, the worlds of Walter and Letty collide – not easy when one of them is invisible to the other! I’m not going to spoil any of this awesome novel; such a stupendous and quirky book deserves to be read and not explained. The story lines are skilfully planned and merge into one another seamlessly. The characters are so well-drawn; ordinary and yet astounding at the same time. The writing flows beautifully and makes for compulsive reading. A wholly original creation, this is one the author should be extremely proud of – it is a stunning, extraordinary read full of warmth and humour and just as likely to evoke a tear as a giggle. Without a doubt, worthy of five golden, shiny stars and a hearty recommendation!

My thanks to the author who sent my arc copy with no expectations. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: literary fiction


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2559 KB
  • Print Length: 261 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Publication Date: 11 July 2018
  • Purchase Links: Amazon UK
  •                                 Amazon US


Meet the Author


91P7pT4o0kL._UX250_Hannah Lynn was born in 1984 and grew up in the Cotswolds, UK. After graduating from university, she spent ten years as a teacher of physics, first in the UK and then around Asia. It was during this time, inspired by the imaginations of the young people she taught, she began writing short stories for children, and later adult fiction. Her first novel, Amendments, was published in 2015. Now as a teacher, writer, wife and mother, she is currently living in the Austrian Alps.
Join her fan page on and Twitter @HMLynnauthor


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