Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.

When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead.

Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, tucked between mountains, is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is the tea shop’s owner to locals and the ferryman to souls who need to cross over.

But Wallace isn’t ready to abandon the life he barely lived. With Hugo’s help he finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life.

When the Manager, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tea shop and gives Wallace one week to cross over, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in seven days.


I’ve read three books by Klune now and I’ve loved them all in different ways. I’m really excited for this next one! Under the Whispering Door is expected on September 21st 2021.

16 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

  1. Louise says:

    I want to read this so, so badly! I requested it on Netgalley ages ago but it hasn’t been approved yet. I am even considering emailing the publisher and begging!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, that one was so lovely. I think this one will be a bit different because all Klune’s books that I’ve read so far have been but they all have a signature…lovely emotion about them so I can’t wait.

  2. Realms of My Mind says:

    My NetGalley request for this has been sitting in limbo for ever and I would like them to just decide to approve me already!! (or reject me so I can slink off into a corner and cry lol).

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