Following the death of his ten-year-old son, physician Peter Croft embarks on a desperate, seemingly random search for a missing child, risking his sanity, even his life in a grief-induced quest. His journey propels him into the darkest reaches of human suffering and pits him squarely against an adversary whose own obsession defies all reason.
Here After is a story of love, loss, obsession and redemption, with gripping action sequences and a subtle paranormal underpinning. A compelling read from a seasoned storyteller, Costello’s sixth novel will keep you reading deep into the night.
According to his biography, this is Sudbury physician Sean Costello's sixth book. I missed the other five, but Here After is a touching little mystery about loss, grief and renewal.
Dr. Peter Croft loves his profession and his family. When his 10-year-old son dies, Croft's world shatters. Then another child disappears, and Croft's obsession with finding the missing child seems to be just another manifestation of his personal grief.
But there's far more to Croft's quest, and his journey takes him to the ultimate edge of his own sanity as well as face to face with a very real and very vicious evil.
Costello knows his way around the mystery/horror genre, and he keeps the action moving and the suspense ratcheted up tight. He is very much a writer to watch out for.