New from the internationally bestselling thriller writer Glenn Cooper, whose books have sold more then 6 million copies worldwide, comes Near Death.
A brilliant neuroscientist, obsessed with death since his own childhood near death experience, resorts to drastic measures to prove the existence of the afterlife.
Milan, Italy today. It is the most serious crisis that the world has ever faced. Bewildered, young and old, believers and atheists are asking all the same, distressing questions: What will they do now that the greatest dream of humanity has turned into a nightmare? What will happen when the countdown clock winds to zero?
Boston, a few months before. It is the most complex investigation that Cyrus O’Malley has ever faced. The FBI special agent looks at photos of the victims for the umpteenth time and wonders why, after being strangled, the serial killer has drilled a tiny hole through their skull. For Cyrus, the case becomes an obsession. To solve it, he will be forced to give up everything he holds dear.
England, 1988. It is the most overwhelming feeling that Alex Weller has ever had. In ecstasy, at the pivot point between life and death, the boy sees a river of light flowing in front of him and on the other side there is his father, joyfully urging him to join him. But Alex cannot move, and suddenly he is back at the site of the terrible car accident that has just killed his parents.
Since that time, Alex has had only one goal: to understand and relive that experience. Even if he is forced to kill.
I have previously read one of Glenn Coopers books and I didn’t enjoy it much which put me off his writing, but when another reviewer called Maxine reviewed this from Netgalley and raved about it I thought I would give it a shot. And I am glad I did. This is a cracking read. I think the best part in general was that the subject was so different from what I normally read, ok, there are FYI as part as the main characters , which is so popular and nothing new or different really.
It all starts of a bit bitty, jumping around from character to character , I found this part frustrating , but I am glad I stuck with it as it doesn’t take long for things to fall into place.
I found Alex to be a rather creepy character and I didn’t enjoy any of the names the author came up with but there is so much to this book.
The genre was unusual, crime, drugs, death, near death, science (a bit too much).
It is author very cleverly written and different book.
Glenn currently lives in New Hampshire.
About the book
File Size: 846 KB
Print Length: 336 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Lascaux Media (November 15, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.