Source- Review copy/ Orbit – Hachette
Synopsis: Steven de Selby has a hangover. Bright lights, loud noise, and lots of exercise are the last thing he wants. But that’s exactly what he gets when someone starts shooting at him.
Steven is no stranger to death – Mr. D’s his boss after all – but when a dead girl saves him from sharing her fate, he finds himself on the wrong end of the barrel. His job is to guide the restless dead to the underworld but now his clients are his own colleagues, friends, and family.
Mr. D’s gone missing and with no one in charge, the dead start to rise, the living are hunted, and the whole city teeters on the brink of a regional apocalypse – unless Steven can shake his hangover, not fall for the dead girl, and find out what happened to his boss – that is, Death himself.
THE BUSINESS OF DEATH includes the first two volumes of the Death Works trilogy, Death Most Definite and Managing Death, as well as the third volume.
Review: The conclusion to the trilogy continues with the adventures of Steven de Selby, the regional director (a.k.a Death) of all pomps in Australia who help those who die move into the afterlife. Once again Lissa and Steven are at each other’s throats in a love/ hate relationship. Lissa is dedicated to the company and Steven always needs a little push and motivation to fulfil the role he was assigned to manage.
I was surprised by the ending, a little proud at the lengths that Steven went to for Lissa but also disappointed by how the series ended.
The Death Works Trilogy is a great read for urban fantasy fans who want an intelligent spin and interesting characters in an Aussie setting.
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