AFTERLIFE by Douglas Clegg, cover by Caniglia. Forest Hill, MD; CD Publications; 2008. 1st SIGNED/LIMITED HC edition.
A school for special children. An unsolved murder. A terrified widow. A dream of blood and lost souls. A stranger with an unspeakable secret. It all comes together in the afterlife.
Praise & Reviews:
"Starred Review. Stoker-winner Clegg (The Hour Before Dark) has an uncanny ability to frighten readers by chronicling everyday characters' perilous descents into their own private hells. Julie Hutchinson mentally unravels after the brutal and mysterious murder of her husband, Jeff, in this stand-alone tale full of subtle suspense, inventive twists and credible characters. Julie has erotic nightmares and hideous hallucinations while slowly trying to piece together the decades-old puzzle involving her husband's past work with Project Daylight, a now-defunct privately funded school that conducted experiments on young children with ESP. Eventually, with the assistance of her mother, daughter and stepson, as well as Jeff's ex-wife and Michael Diamond, a popular TV psychic, Julie unearths bizarre secrets about her family that lead her to an underground society of scientific misfits. The book's final sentence is guaranteed to unnerve readers and leave them wanting more."
"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."
About the Author:
Douglas Clegg is the award-winning and bestselling author of horror, fantasy, and suspense fiction, including The Priest of Blood, The Lady of Serpents, Afterlife, The Hour Before Dark, and Mordred, Bastard Son among many others. He also pioneered the e-book and e-serial on the internet, and launched the internet's first publisher-sponsored serial novel in early 1999. Additionally, his novella, Purity, became the world's first m-book—an ebook for mobile devices in the year 2000. His fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Shocker Award. He was born in Virginia, but currently lives with his spouse, Raul, on the coast of New England with three wild things: a cat, a dog, and a rabbit.
Fine in fine dj. Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED hardcover edition of 1250 (unnumbered) copies.