by Miranda Sherry
Behind the success of every story, there is an incredible idea with a combination of different things. Black Dog Summer by Miranda Sherry is a revolutionary novel which has got a lot of fame. Miranda Sherry, after the success of this novel, has become “a writer to watch” by Kirkus Reviews. This novel has got an extraordinary idea of watching the life-after death i.e. afterlife of a dead woman. The story is about a dead woman who is observing the afterlife as her daughter. She is the only survivor of a farm massacre and recovers from trauma.
This book has a very powerful story behind, a family was living a charming bohemian life in the African bush, Sally and her daughter Gigi. When the Sally dies, her daughter Gigi become alone in the world. Sally after death, could not move on and becomes the unseen shadow of her daughter. She moves with her daughter Gigi to her aunt’s family living in Johannesburg. Sally was watching helplessly when Gigi’s Trauma stirs up. When Sally’s younger niece develops an infatuation with the African Magic, Sally calls upon their neighbor who is a witch doctor and can communicate with the dead. The story then takes a turn when saving a life is more important than the health. It is a novel full of suspense and a much more you will love to read.