I just finished Hereafter by Joya Fields and all I can say is… Wow! I could see each scene in Hereafter played out in my mind like a movie. I cast Hugh Grant as Rob and Nicole Kidman as Angie (don’t ask me why I chose actors with accents, it’s just what I saw in my head). I could smell the candles burning, feel the cold breeze on my face; Smell the musty scent in P.I. Tucker’s office, overlayed with stale cigar smoke and feel the desperation in Angie’s mind. The world that Joya Fields creates in Hereafter is so real.
When by-the-numbers accountant Rob Morrison, a skeptic of all things paranormal, moves into a new apartment and discovers it is haunted by the corporeal ghost of a beautiful woman, he must hastily reconsider his beliefs and revisit his painful past. With no memory of her time on earth, Angie Barsotti doesn’t understand why she’s compelled to visit the same apartment every night as a ghost caught between two worlds. If she’s to have a chance to move on, she needs to find the missing pieces of her life and death through the man who lives there…if only he’d believe in her. Together they struggle to find the truth about her death and stumble upon a very pleasurable way to time travel, hopeful they can prevent her death. But someone doesn’t want them to discover the truth. And if she’s human again, will she have any memories of her time as a ghost…and more importantly, will she remember the man who helped her find her way?
Rob Morrison moves into a new apartment to start a new life. His longtime girlfriend has left him for his former best friend, and he is feeling very alone in life. He wakes in the middle of the night to find a crying woman sitting on his sofa. Only, she isn’t really there. She is a ghost.
Angie Barsotti has no memories of her life on earth. She exists in a tranquil world where everything is peaceful and serene, but each night she travels back to an apartment she doesn’t remember, and a purpose that lies just outside the reaches of her mind. Once she meets Rob, memories start to slowly return and the two of them set out to solve the mystery of her death and save her daughter Chloe form the clutches of drug abuse.
Hereafter is a complex blend of romance, suspense, and I guess you could say paranormal, but I would say “possible”. A ghost, a man, a mystery, time travel, and love; an amazing, can’t miss story. Hereafter will keep you on the edge of your seat and bring tears to your eyes, and if you are like me, it will also open your mind to the possibilities of this world and the world Hereafter.