Hereafter - Tara Hudson
Hereafter starts by meeting Amelia. Everyday since she can remember... she wakes up in the dark greenish black waters of the river, under the High Bridge Road bridge. The only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life, or her actual death she's alone reliving a nightmarish existence over and over. All of this changes when she tries to rescue Joshua, who crashed his car on the bridge over her river. As a ghost, she can't do anything but hear his heart beat while he's inevitably drowning. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive... She can feel him.
Amelia and Joshua grow closer after she realizes he can see her. They begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. They struggle to keep their epic romance hidden from the living world, especially Joshua's grandma. In the mix of trying to make Joshua look sane while being with Amelia, a terrifying ghost named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their new found romance and drag Amelia back into his ghost realm to be his . . . forever. Starting to learn more about Amelia's past life, she has so many questions. Joshua has the bright idea of trying to get to know her current self, to try to get her to remember her pre-death self. Joshua and Amelia have so many obstacles to over come, without dealing with Eli. Eli, being the selfish ghost that he is, decides to give Amelia an ultimatum after she gets creeped out by him appearing out of no where with his cold wind presence. As she keeps trying to figure out her past, Joshua is helping her figure out what to do next. I would love to keep going, but I don't want to give EVERYTHING away! I'm anxiously awaiting Arise. (Which I had to go out and buy right away after finishing Hereafter!) You will be completely intoxicated by Amelia's and Joshua's connection. Romance, Suspense, Ghosts, Undying devotion. Definitely a must read!
- beth (vixen #2)