The Choice: Death Is Just The Beginning

The New York Standard Press
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“What’s happening to me?” a young man named Jonas asks as he looks into the eyes of his Aunt Claire—a woman who’s been dead for over twelve years. Like most people, Jonas had no idea his time had come, nor is he prepared for what he’s about to face next. He had assumed he would be taken to an afterlife full of puffy clouds and golden harps, but instead, he is met with a cold, terrifying revelation: “Heaven isn’t a place you can go to escape your fears,” his aunt says, “it is a place for those who have already faced them.”

Little did Jonas know, in order to get to heaven, he would need to find the courage to walk through hell first.

The Choice is a novel that takes us through some of our worst fears in order to find a beauty and hope that transcends even the most heart wrenching pain. Cross over to the other side and explore the meaning of life from the perspective that only death can provide.

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About the author

Slade Combs is a New York-based commercial director. About this novel, he says, "Creating an entirely new world on a blank sheet of paper has been a terrifying, yet inspirational process. It is this range of emotions that I hope readers of The Choice come to enjoy."

Slade lives with his wife and two young sons in New York City.

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Publisher
The New York Standard Press
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Published on
Sep 14, 2014
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Pages
315
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ISBN
9781942224907
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
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