From Bram Stoker Award-nominated author, Ross Jeffery, comes a new horror novel focused on a father’s journey to find his missing daughter.
Henry’s daughter was fourteen when she went missing and he’s been burying pieces of her ever since. Each totem Henry places in the ground is a memento mori of his daughter’s life that he’s desperate to forget. Surviving with the guilt of his possible role in her disappearance, and more than likely her death, Henry is unable to move forward.
All is not lost though, when a stranger appears at Henry’s grief counselling group with a dark and disturbing proposition for him. “Have you ever tried to make contact with your daughter, to see if she’s passed?”
What follows is a tale of deception and possession like no other. With thriller pacing and words that bleed off the page, Ross Jeffery delivers a terrifying nightmare of how grief can climb inside and bury itself in the human heart.
Ross Jeffery is the author of Juniper, Tome and Tethered. His short fiction has appeared in various print anthologies whilst also having a whole host of short / flash fiction littering the internet in a number of online journals. Ross is also executive director at STORGY Magazine.
“Ross Jeffery is the two things you long for most in an author of horror: first he’s fearless. Second, he’s giving. Giving you, the reader, all the fear instead.” —Josh Malerman, New York Times best-selling author of Bird Box and Daphne
"Deep, dark, and dire—Ross Jeffery plumbs the depths of grief." —Ronald Malfi, bestselling author of Come with Me
“Ross Jeffery is bold. He writes about the very worst and the very best parts of people, proving how ugly and glorious we can be.” —Priya Sharma, British Fantasy and Shirley Jackson Award Winning Author
"A compelling exploration of emotional complexity and dread. I Died Too... reaches from the grave forcing you to take its hand." —James Ashcroft, Award Winning Director of Coming Home In The Dark
“The longer we are on this earth, the more we are shaped by the experiences that expand and contract our memories. Ross Jeffery knows this well. In his latest, I Died Too, But They Haven’t Buried Me Yet, Jeffery demonstrates how grief doesn’t just wash away with the passage of time. Here we are witness, or rather concerned bystanders, to Henry, a father that has lost his child and in tragedy has lost part of himself. It’s tragic and yet also endearing in its fragility, a sorrowful balancing act that walks the line between solemnity and horror. This novel, like grief itself, will leave readers changed.” —Michael J. Seidlinger, author of Anybody Home? and The Body Harvest
"I Died Too, But They Haven’t Buried Me Yet is a novel in which Jeffery’s passion for his art literally oozes from every page. Prepare yourself for a visceral tale of woe!" —Catherine McCarthy, author of A Moonlit Path of Madness and Mosaic
"Atmospheric and disturbing, I Died Too finds Ross Jeffery scraping his knuckles through gravesite dirt to explore all the ways grief is just another word for possession. A wicked and twisted journey into a father's nightmare where each new revelation brings more blood." —Tyler Jones, author of Burn the Plans and Midas
“Ross Jeffery makes that fine line between sanity and insanity visible to the naked eye. Such beautiful darkness escapes from this author’s magical pen. Each word penned makes his work not just a read. But an experience that you won’t soon forget.”—Jeff Oliver, author of Infinite Black: Tales From The Abyss and Venomous Words
“This book HURTS. It hurts so much…I Died Too is a fantastic hidden gem of a grief horror tale.”— Vi the Librarian