by Peter James
A terrifying novel of suspense and the supernatural from 'Britain's closest equivalent to Stephen King' Sunday Times Three muffled thuds ring from the partially filled grave of the newly wed girl.
Only the verger hears them and he dismisses the noise as his imagination.
But over the next few days others also hear faint sounds. An exhumation order is granted. Reporter Kate Hemingway sneaks into the small suburban churchyard when the coffin is opened, and the scene she witnesses is so horrific she can never forget it.
As she starts work on the story, Kate finds herself caught up in a sinister and macabre cover-up. At the centre is a respected anaesthetist who has a secret obsession.
He believes people can exist outside their bodies and that if he can prove it he will provide the answer to the question that has haunted mankind through the ages: is there life after death?
Nothing - and no one - is going to stand in the way of his driving ambition ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 17/11/2005
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780752876795
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Review by carolmoug
Several people hear thumping coming from a recently occupied grave but all think they must be imagining it until they finally exhume the body. Rest of the story is the life of the man who put her there and the woman who is covering the story as a journalist. Pretty gruesome in places. Makes the abnormal seem perfectly acceptable, is it true what can be done with surgical drugs? Well worth the quid I paid for it from Asda!
Review by Eyejaybee
An interesting idea, though I found this novel rather weak alongside Peter James's later works and in particular the Roy Grace series.