In New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg's page-turning blend of psychic thriller and gothic mystery, a brutal murder ignites a series of dark, erotic, paranormal invasions. Who has returned from the afterlife? More
In New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg's page-turning blend of psychic thriller and gothic mystery, a brutal murder ignites a series of dark, erotic, paranormal invasions. Who has returned from the afterlife?
Julie Hutchinson believes someone's breaking into her house while she's asleep...while she's dreaming. A shadow presence comes in the night -- to her bedroom.
Is it a psychic attack? A ghost? Or something even more terrifying?
For fans of Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Gillian Flynn.
"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby."— Dean Koontz
Afterlife is a full-length novel, in its hardcover form it was 356 pages. Don't miss other chilling bestsellers from Douglas Clegg, including The Children's Hour and The Hour Before Dark!
From the Publisher's Weekly 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...The book's final sentence is guaranteed to unnerve readers.."
"Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series.
Books by Douglas Clegg
Dark of the Eye
The Children's Hour
The Criminally Insane Series:
The Harrow Series:
The Hour Before Dark
You Come When I Call You
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Machinery of Night
Praise for Douglas Clegg's fiction:
"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."
-- Bentley Little, author of The Policy
"Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!" -- Robert R. McCammon, author of Mystery Walk and The Queen of Bedlam.
-- John Saul, bestselling author of Faces of Fear and The Devil's Labyrinth.
"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction."
-- Peter Straub
author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and the New York Times Bestseller Black House (with Stephen King)
About the Author
Douglas Clegg is the award-winning and bestselling author of horror, gothic, fantasy, thriller and suspense fiction. He set Afterlife in a New Jersey town, not far from Manhattan, and spent time wandering the area. He wanted to write about the discovery of marital secrets, and of course, the idea of a very different kind of afterlife. He also can't help but watch television psychics -- and wonder whether it's all true or not.
His fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Shocker Award.