Book Review: Seanan McGuire’s “Good Girls Go to Heaven”

Posted September 26, 2015 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the author as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Seanan McGuire’s “Good Girls Go to Heaven”"Good Girls Go to Heaven" by Seanan McGuire
is a Urban Fantasy
This edition was published by the author and has 17 pages.

Explore it on Goodreads five-stars

A short story, 0.9, in the Ghost Stories urban fantasy series about a road ghost named Rose Marshall.

My Take

The Ghost Stories are so sad. The promise of a life to be lived snuffed out. That warm, cozy chat in a darkened cab as Rose exchanges life stories with the person who doesn’t realize that he or she is fated to die.

It’s a sweet way to go, if one must. Something to give hope to his or her survivors, that the going was easy.

And it’s a way for Rose to collect more versions of her own story. Something to cheer her when she loses that jacket.

The Story

A knight of the road who sees a cold and hungry young hitchhiker in trouble. That’s how all the stories start. When she’s lucky it’s a hot and juicy hamburger with onions and fries. Maybe a finish with a side of hot apple pie.

After’s when the conversation begins until that moment comes to pass.

The Characters

Rose Marshall has been a road ghost for over 60 years, guiding truckers
to the right roads.

Larry is a trucker in this story, his faithful truck hoping it’s not true.

The Cover and Title

The cover is a black-and-white close-up of a diner meal. A juicy-looking hamburger on a soft bun with onion slices and lettuce edges poking out. A used bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup behind the platter and a crisp pile of french fries in front.

I can only think the title is what Rose hopes, that “Good Girls Go to Heaven”, if she ever feels brave enough to go past the Last Dance Diner.

five-stars

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