Blair Alden, scientist and professor, is beginning to feel his mortality.|
Now in his early fifties, Dr. Alden finds himself increasingly in need of assurance regarding the prospect of an afterlife.
A life-long pragmatist, his logical, practical, science-based mindset is in direct opposition to the metaphysical basis of the work by which he is increasingly compelled.
Pacifying internal objections with assurances that his work is of a purely scientific nature, Alden assembles a team and begins research he hopes will lead to, if not irrefutable proof of an afterlife, at least a reassuringly strong suggestion of its existence.
Answering a seemingly innocent ad leads Vonde Prescott to a terrifying and inexplicable encounter with Darkwood Manor. Her experience forms the basis upon which Alden is brought into the story, and serves as the focus by which a fast-paced series of events is given to unfold.
Darkwood is highly visual in nature, and plays in the mind like a movie. The story builds and generates strong suspense until culminating in an astonishing ending.