REVIEW - Afterlife by Marcus Sakey

Title: After Life

Author: Marcus Sakey

Publisher: Thomas and Mercer

Release Date: 18th July 2017

Source: Net Galley
Soon to be a major motion picture from Imagine Entertainment and producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.

Between life and death lies an epic war, a relentless manhunt through two worlds . . . and an unforgettable love story.

The last thing FBI agent Will Brody remembers is the explosion—a thousand shards of glass surfing a lethal shock wave. 

He wakes without a scratch.

The building is in ruins. His team is gone. Outside, Chicago is dark. Cars lie abandoned. No planes cross the sky. He’s relieved to spot other people—until he sees they’re carrying machetes.

Welcome to the afterlife.

Claire McCoy stands over the body of Will Brody. As head of an FBI task force, she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. A terrorist has claimed eighteen lives and thrown the nation into panic.

Against this horror, something reckless and beautiful happened. She fell in love . . . with Will Brody.

But the line between life and death is narrower than any of us suspect—and all that matters to Will and Claire is getting back to each other.

From the author of the million-copy bestselling Brilliance Trilogy comes a mind-bending thriller that explores our most haunting and fundamental question: What if death is just the beginning?

To some death is the end but for FBI agent Will Brody, he finds that death marks the beginning of something much much worse.

Afterlife is a love story, one that is set in the present and what lies after we take our final breath. 

Against the rules Will has become involved with his boss Claire and together they are involved in  a manhunt for a sniper who has so far stayed out of their way.

They of course need to find this person before they kill again but before they catch their man, Will finds himself blown up.  Imagine his surprise when he wakes up and finds the world eerily quiet, there is nobody in sight.  Buildings lay empty, vehicles seem abandoned.  What has happened?

Finding himself very much mobile he starts to explore and is happy to eventually find others but his happiness is short lived as the others carry knives and have blood lust in their eyes.  He survives this encounter and needless to say is wary of anymore encounters with people but he does meet a group of people who aren't out to kill him and what they tell him rocks his world.

Afterlife is a good read, the alternate world setting that a lot of takes place in is genuinely scary.  It is the sort of book that does give you some food for though regarding life after death and of course it is ultimately a love story, will the boy get his girl?  

Definitely worth a look.

Thanks to Thomas and Mercer for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Eek that sounds like a messed up afterlife! Sounds like an alternate world kinda thing? I love the sound of it!


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