Amazon Customer Reviews: (4.6 / 5)
Alex was Ian’s five-year-old son: brilliant, earnest, and compassionate. He is dead now, but Ian can’t let him go.
When his wife urges him to move on, he drives her away. His performance at work collapses; his friends leave him. Six months later, alone in an empty house, Ian starts to see his son again.
Every vision is a repeat of something the boy said or did in life: aching memories replaying themselves for Ian’s eyes alone. Are these images of Alex real? Has Ian’s son found a way back, to forgive or condemn his father?
Or has Ian’s sorrow metastasized into psychosis?
With a masterful hand, bestselling Kindle Horror author Adam J Nicolai paints a picture of grief, madness, and the furious strength of a father’s love for his son.
Praise for Alex
from Amazon Customer Reviews
Mr. Nicolai maintains a sense of creeping disquiet and uncertainty throughout the narrative; I was unsure whether Ian was haunted by his son or slowly going crazy until the last few pages of the novel. – Uncle Progress
Mr. Nicolai’s brutally straightforward prose and clear love for his characters… combine into something vital and hungry (like the early works of – dare I speak his name? – Stephen King). – Ryan J. Holthaus
For anyone who has been near people in the depths of horrific and insatiable grief, Ian’s hundred mile an hour flight into emotional and physical self-destruction rings true. – Shawna B.
During the climax of the story my 1.5 year old daughter read my emotions and instinctively curled up in my arms and remained there [for the] rest of the book. This was not just a story for me – it was an experience. – Ben