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The Story

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, 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 trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

The World
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The Inspiration

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HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, June 2011, ISBN-13: 9780062026774


"A tender and poignant love story with a ghostly twist."
—Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times Bestselling Author of HUSH, HUSH

"Twisting together chilling mystery and sweet romance, Hereafter leaves the possibilities of a world unseen lingering in your mind and your heart long after you've turned the final page."
—Andrea Cremer, New York Times Bestselling Author of NIGHTSHADE

"A must for collections..."
—ALA Booklist

"An encouraging debut for Hudson."
—Publishers Weekly