Life after Death : *****Hysteria : ***It should have been a five-stars if not for the odd ending of “Hysteria”. Other reviewers already commented on it : the main plot ended at chapter 14 and the story went on for 5 chapters after that. I could not see how it brought something to the book and I struggled through the last chapters despite Holden’s story being interesting. It ruined the pace of this book for me. And yet. It took 3 books and the devastation of Paris’ death but I cannot imagine not going on with this series.The beginning of “Life after Death” was a stab through my heart and the sheer cruelty of proceeding to acknowledge a loved one’s death is so vivid in this story that I never got over this first feeling. Although the plot was engrossing, the value of “Life after Death” for me is in its harsh honesty. “Could you feel an absence in a home even though someone else was there?” Roan’s grief is not romanticized nor cheapened and he has my heart more than ever.I liked the introduction of new sidekicks and I am looking forward to discovering how interacting with them will reveal more of Roan to me and maybe to himself. The discussions with Holden were already the occasion of a few hard truths about life on the street and Roan’s own darkness. His dominatrix “second-best assistant“? I am delighting in advance! Dylan? I am amazed at how convenient he is! All the interesting stuff happens without him, his only purpose seems to bring comfort but he IS more than a security blanket. I am curious about their relationship.That is the other key point of the “Infected” series : Roan is ”someone gifted with an easy intelligence that came from the seemingly contrary habit of reading in great quantities and interacting with a lot of different people ”Like Dylan, I find it a turn on!