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?

Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:320 pages

    Afterlife Reviews

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    In hindsight should I probably quite early on, just stopped reading this book when I realized that it was not working. Except, my middle name is apparently stubborn and I thought the idea of the book ...

  • Malina Skrobosinski

    Not a home run for me, but I still enjoyed the game. When I first started this novel I was worried. The first Chapter almost lost me. Periodically through the book Edmund's character will make a rando...

  • Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary)

    I've previously read some of Marcus Sakey's work, and while I enjoyed some of it, I wouldn't have willingly picked up Afterlife had the publicist not specifically asked me to. My expectations going in...

  • Skip

    Like many others, I loved Sakey's Brilliance trilogy, and looked forward to this. I was quite disappointed. A crazed elusive sniper is terrorizing the city when two FBI agents: Assistant Director Clai...

  • Sarah Anne

    4.5 stars. This was an amazing book and I may up it to 5 stars. (Waited 30 minutes, kept raving about this book, upped to 5)The book starts with a character named Edmund who murders a bunch of people ...

  • Bibliophile Book Club

    STUNNING! Review to follow!...

  • Greg Zimmerman

    First appeared at http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.co...No two ways about it: Marcus Sakey's new novel, Afterlife, is ambitious. Even though it clocks in at only about 300 pages, it has elements of ...

  • Sierra the Nerdgirl

    Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Little Bird Publicity for this opportunity to give an honest review. You guys, this book was a complete surprise to m...

  • Paul

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars.I was offered a free download for a review.I'm surprised to see Goodreads listing "Afterlife" as science fiction. From the blurb sent me by the publicist, it was clear to me I...

  • Nooilforpacifists

    According to the Acknowledgements, Afterlife was written in fits and starts over almost a decade. It shows. Cyclic, uneven, bordering on the pointless, it's carried by Sakey's style and two acceptable...