Lance Anderson’s Life in the Morgue had me hooked. I was routing for the protagonist, Greg Benson, from start to end, and finished the book wanting to know more.
Anderson’s novel is written like an old friend retelling the highlights of his day at work: you get the gossip, thrills of Greg’s promotions, chills from the spooky encounters, crave justice whenever the rules are broken, and get a real strong insight of life in a morgue.
I was entertained throughout by the relatable office banter and gossip. Only … a morgue isn’t your typical office setting. Nor is it a mundane, morbid, life-less (pun intended) atmosphere – at least, not the morgue Greg works at.
I didn’t know what to expect when I started the book but found myself eager to read more.
It’s a great read, enjoyable throughout, and unique to many books I have read this year.