Book One in The Afterworld Saga
After losing her father, Emma Bennett moves to her aunt's small town of Westport to finish out her senior year of high school. Emma wants to forget the pain and loss of the past few weeks, and finds relief in the company of Ben Parker—a local boy who she has an instant attraction and uncanny connection with. When Ben seems a little too preoccupied with other responsibilities and has no time for her, Emma turns to the town's hottest flirt—Lucas Crandon, for affection. Unfortunately, she realizes a little too late that sometimes bad boys, really can be bad for you.
Life as an undercover agent for the Afterworld's Bureau of Investigation isn't an easy job. When Ben Parker finds his soul mate, Emma Bennett in a small town, he finds himself forced to choose between doing his job or rekindling a relationship with the love of his existence. After Ben is notified that a notorious criminal immortal is loose somewhere near Westport, he realizes that his love life will just have to wait. There is a criminal to apprehend before he can have his girl.
When lives are at stake and immortals are on the loose, can two soul mates find their happy ever after?
What readers are saying...
"The multidimensional characters and complex writing will help teens share in the frustration, disappointment, excitement, and hope of the relatable protagonists. This book is an exciting murder mystery with a love story at its center. VERDICT A fun addition to paranormal romance collections."
--Paige Rowse, Syosset High School Library, New York
School Library Journal
"Ben and Emma take turns telling the story of their mutual pursuit of each other in Sandy Goldsworthy's first novel, Aftermath. Scintillating twists of time and space, life, death and the afterlife, make this story engaging, and page-turning. You will be drawn in by Emma's struggle between her love for Lucas and Ben and then blindsided by the turn of events brought on by Victor, a character shrouded in historic evil. With a beautifully crafted cast of supporting characters, this is a story about good and evil, love lost and love found. Don't miss out as love chases across time and space.
-- Jim Landwehr, Author of Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir
"I loved the premise of the story. The idea that we are in and out of each other’s lives over time, and that we are always connected whether it is our human time here on earth, or our spiritual time in eternity is a wonderful concept to share with young adult readers, and some of us older ones as well."
-- Jenny, Milwaukee, Wisc.