Everyone has their own private hell, and Bram Stoker Award winner, Douglas Clegg, is a master at leading us down the path to his character's nether realms of the devil and the demons. The threads of Julie Hutchinson's sanity begin to unravel when her husband, Jeff, is murdered in an act of bestial depravity. Julie begins to have erotic nightmares and hallucinations as she tries to find out what was behind Jeff's murder.
Julie brings to light bizarre secrets involving Jeff's past connection with "Project Daylight," a privately funded school that conducted experiments on children with ESP. She consults a psychic named Michael Diamond who dreams of blood and lost souls, and knows unthinkable secrets. He's prepared to go to any extreme to keep them hidden. And what about Livy, Julie's daughter? Can she keep her safe?
Clegg's inventive mind introduces compelling characters in a complex plot that is filled with bizarre twists including the conceptual reality of reincarnation and psychic phenomena. The suspense is nearly unbearable and the climax caught me by surprise and has me wondering about my own soul. No question....Clegg is a writer at the top of the horror genre, and classic horror has not gone out of style. This story kept me up most of the night to find out what happened.
Every one of his books just keep getting better. Really good ghost story.
Very suspenseful novel--if you like terror!
Not as good as other Clegg books. I lost interest in it about half way through.
I was liking this book until I got towards the end of it, then it sort of failed
Great storyline, a bit creepy thinking about the things people would do to live on. Interensting story.
Excellent! I had never read anything by this author and now I'm wondering why?
If you're really into wierd, you may like this one. Can't say I did.
In years past, there was a special school for children with psychic ability. Called the Daylight Project, it was shut down after a horrific murder.
Today, grieving widow Julie Hutchinson gets the news that someone is out there... her husband's murderer... someone who wants very much to find her.
In a Manhattan brownstone, a psychic dreams of blood and lost souls...and an innocent young girl has become host for uninvited voices of the dead.
The author almost tries to essay a new genre, a sort of "supernatural/horror cozy", if you will, with a part-time SAHM as heroine. While the concept is interesting, the book drags and the mysterious/supernatural aspects very parsimoniously doled out for at least the first half of the book, consisting almost solely of creepy dreams the heroine has as she goes about in a grief-inspired daze. If you want the book because you think the description of a "special school for children with psychic ability" seems interesting, don't be fooled - this aspect of the story is a very tiny part of the whole and doesn't really come into play until the last 15% of the book. Most of it is living inside the heroine's largely prosaic world with "occasional weird things happening", which is the sort of amateurish mistake you expect from a writing student. (Oh, and don't be fooled by the lavish praise on or inside the cover from the likes of Dean Koontz and John Saul, or the "subtle" reminder that Clegg is a Bram Stoker Award winner. He certainly didn't win for this book, although the publisher does their level trickery best to try to make us think he did by pulling in prior glowing reviews from other Clegg novels, and carefully leaving out any details identifying the actual work which earned the praise.)
I really enjoyed this book, it reminded me of the early John Saul books I read in the 1980's.
"In years past, there was a special school for children with psychic ablility. Called the Daylight Project, it was shut down after a horrific murder.
TOday, grieving widow Julie Hutchinson gets the news that someone is out there...her husband's murderer...someone who very much wants to find her."