- Author: Douglas Clegg
- Artist: Caniglia
- Page Count: 356
- Pub. Date: November 2008
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-177-7
- Status: Out of Print
"Clegg is the best horror writer of the
post-Stephen King generation."
by Douglas Clegg
About the Book:
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.
"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."
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."
— Bentley Little
Douglas Clegg is the New York Times bestselling author of The Priest of Blood, Afterlife, Nightmare House, and The Hour Before Dark, among other novels. His recent short story collection, The Machinery of Night, won a Shocker Award; and his first collection, The Nightmare Chronicles, won both the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award.
Clegg was born in Virginia and raised in Hawaii, Connecticut and Virginia. He has been writing fiction since childhood, but only pursued publication of it beginning in his late twenties. He has primarily written supernatural fiction -- from horror to fantasy to psychological suspense with a paranormal edge. His fiction-writing career currently spans about 20 years of constant writing and publication. Additionally, he's been Director of Marketing for a publisher, editor for a bookstore's website, a marketing consultant for publishers, publicity firms, and booksellers -- and a wrangler for the cats, dogs and rabbits that have occupied his home. He has also co-authored the book Buzz Your Book with M.J. Rose. The two have also written a screenplay together. So far, these are Clegg's only collaborations.
In 1999, Douglas Clegg launched the internet's (and world's) first publisher-sponsored e-serial novel. Called Naomi, Clegg later went on to sell both hardcover and paperback rights. In 2000, his short novel Purity became one of the most-downloaded fiction ebooks on the internet -- reaching more than 100,000 readers in its first year on the internet. In 2001, Purity became the world's-first fiction to appear on a cell phone -- and was nicknamed an M-Book at the time (for Mobile).
Clegg lives with his partner, Raul, in New England, with a small menagerie of rescued animals.
Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 1250 signed copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies ($175)