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  • Title: Alex
  • Author: Adam J. Nicolai
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • A bereaved father A quickening madness Whenever he s alone, Ian sees his murdered son Are these aching visions real Has the boy found a way back, to pass on some vital clue to his father Or has Ian s sorrow bloomed into psychosis As the visions intensify, assaulting him in every corner of his life, the pressure mounts Driven to his breaking point, Ian s final choiceA bereaved father A quickening madness Whenever he s alone, Ian sees his murdered son Are these aching visions real Has the boy found a way back, to pass on some vital clue to his father Or has Ian s sorrow bloomed into psychosis As the visions intensify, assaulting him in every corner of his life, the pressure mounts Driven to his breaking point, Ian s final choices may avenge his son or snap his final ties to reality Kindle readers have launched Alex to the Kindle Suspense and Horror bestseller lists half a dozen times, from July of 2012 to December of 2016 If you re looking for a novel that seizes you on the first page and drags you relentlessly to the finish, you ll be glad you joined them Read Alex tonight.
    Adam J. Nicolai
    Adam J Nicolai lives near Minneapolis, MN with his wife, Joy, and their two children, Isaac and Rydia He is a life long nerd, game lover, author, Star Wars fan, Dungeon Master, and amateur game designer, as well as a former project manager and policy debate coach.His first novel, Alex, was self published on and was extremely well received, hitting 13 on the Kindle Horror Bestseller list and 1 in Ghost Horror It was also the top rated novel by customer review for several months in Horror, Thriller, and Suspense, and peaked at 3 top rated in overall Kindle Fiction His second novel, Rebecca, is now available exclusively through The paperback will available soon.


    Commentaires:

    Lisa
    A death of a loved one is hard enough when they are old, but when its a 5 year old son Alex Colmes its just too much to handle for Aline & Ian. They are struggling with how their son died he was kidnapped, raped & had a bullet in his head.Ian is seeing Alex all over the house he has kept his favourite toys & the room has never been touched BUT WHY HAS ALEX RETURNED!! Ian & Aline decide to see a therapist but it does not last long as Ian is immersed with guilt as he could not save [...]

    Jamie
    I found myself skipping nearly entire chapters trying to get to the end of this story to see if it was going to end the way I thought it would (it did). The middle 50% was essentially the same scene over and over, and I just found it dull and unnecessarily long. I found the author's "voice" annoying - maybe best described as a lack of maturity? At any rate, I was rolling my eyes through the entire dinner scene with his mother. (Minor spoiler ahead!) It felt petulant and made no logical sense. I [...]

    March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    5 Stars+What a powerful impact this book possesses! From the first sentence, I found myself wrapped in a smooth prose flow, and before I knew it, I was stunned and captivated. I did not want any distractions while I read! Mr. Nicolai is a very accomplished author, enticing the readers and carrying us along throughout the story. I truly felt an observer, watching over the protagonist’s shoulder, a witness, but also a participant, experiencing his grief, his sadness, his delight, his joy, and hi [...]

    Todd Russell
    This was a curious read for me. The story is fairly simplistic and covers well-trodden ground: a father grieving over the murder of his young son Alex starts seeing his ghost again. And again. And again. Again. Again. Again.This read a bit like a repeat day with minor changes in Bill Murray's Groundhog Day, although I was unsure if this was intentional or not. Due to the strength of these scenes, which are all written in a staccato style--fast, shorter paragraphs and emotionally-charged--I forge [...]

    Bill
    Ian’s dead 5 year old son has been talking to him. He is either going nuts or his son is trying to tell him something. Maybe both. As the frequency and intensity of the visits from Alex grow stronger, Ian starts to lose his grip on reality.This has been sitting on my tbr forever. I figured I was never going to read it so decided to pick up the audio. Glad I did. Adam writes a very good debut novel and the narrator did a fantastic job of breathing life into the main character. Maybe a wee long [...]

    Carrie
    *Warning slight spoilers*This was a emotionally hard book for me. I don't do well with books that involve children being hurt or dying. I still read them even if I know I'll have an ache in my heart. Ian has lost his child, his wife has moved out, his work is suffering and now it seems he is on the verge of losing his mind. Or is he??His son was kidnapped and murdered, and while it seems like the world can pick up the pieces and try to move forward Ian can't, not yet.Ian has a battle going on in [...]

    Craig
    This book is by far my favorite book that I have read this year. Alex is the first book written by Nicolai and I have to say that I can't wait to see what else he writes. I finished this book rather quicklytaully I had trouble putting it down. I was in the process of reading on my flight to Florida and was a little annoyed when I had to turn off my kindle when the plane landed.I think this book continued to draw me in because it revolved around the love a father has for his son. Alex is a five y [...]

    Jen
    A very good read. Not an easy read, by any means, but very powerful. I found myself staying up late to read just a bit more each night. I would NOT recommend this to anyone under 18, as there are some horrific scenes in it. And parents, especially parents of very young children, should proceed with caution, because this book may just make you want to lock up your child and never let them out of your sight. The ending is hopeful, but getting there is harrowing.

    Krissy
    Surprisingly good. Though some of the scenes with Alex were difficult to listen to. Especially since I have a 5 year old of my own.

    Jennifer
    This book is fantastic but very hard to read. This book is very hard to read, but oh it is so good. You try to decide throughout the book if the father is just crazy or if his dead son is trying to reach out to him. Such a good spooky read. Full review to come via The Cubicle Escapee.

    Ethan
    I read this book in two sittings within about 12 hours of each other. This is rare for me. Most books I like to put down after 20 or 30 pages, but I was compelled to keep reading this one in a way that seldom happens for me. Although it was gripping and a fast read, it was really hard to read, too: the first third or so was just so heart-wrenching, and then Ian (the main character) started doing crazy things, which was a bit uncomfortable to read at times. This isn't a criticism, though, because [...]

    Olivermagnus
    We know from the beginning of this book that five year old Alex was kidnapped and later murdered. We know who did it as well, because he died during the same event. Six months later Alex's parents are separated and his father, Ian Colmes, is still living in the family home. Ian grieves for his son constantly, but suddenly he's started hallucinating that Alex is in the house with him. He can't sleep, he's in danger of losing his job, and he wonders if he's going mad. The book primarily focuses on [...]

    Jonathan Hill
    It's a well-known fact that you should never judge a book by its cover. However, 'Alex' by Adam J Nicolai first came to my attention because of the striking image on the front. The toy elephant staring out of the black appears not to have any connection with the book at all but it becomes apparent later on in the novel.The book is about a father grieving for his dead son. His relationship is failing and his job is in jeopardy as his whole life becomes consumed with appearances of his son and his [...]

    Jason Godfrey
    Alex is an emotionally intense and satisfying thriller. I could really feel the pain and confusion that Ian was feeling throughout the book. For me it almost bordered on being too much, but the intensity gives the end even more punch.In the interest of full disclosure, I am friends with the author and took the photo used on the cover. I was able to read a draft of the book so I had some context as we were working on the cover. Here are two tidbits to hopefully prove that I am not just blowing su [...]

    Gregg Bromgard
    Kinda reminded me of stir of echoesd overall of the great richard mathersonnda creepyeasy readwould rate it much higher if adam expanded on his interpersonal relationships with wife, boss, and his gay friend. I found these relationships very entertaining and was disappointed the author cut much of thisi think the inclusion of more relationship detail would add more depth to main character, but what do i know? I really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more. I recommend the book and I [...]

    Paula Vee
    A solid five stars and on my favorites. This story is sad very frightening, poignant and well written and edited from beginning to end. I lived in the Minneapolis area for 20 years and I also loved the locations and background of winter there. I also found the story, along with the pacing and writing style to achieve that elusive quality of suspense that pulled me in and kept me riveted to the story to the end. I also think that this story would make a great movie. I cried I was scared I was ins [...]

    Kate
    So many reviews I read talked of "the twist" at the end of the story. What twist? I could predict that ending a bookcase away! Fast read, annoyed that there was so little character development, and this author has no command over how to put a conversation on paper. Saving grace? The story did entice you to read, although I regularly thought I was reading "sixth sense" again.

    Joanne Moyer
    Alex is both one of the best books I've read this year and one of the most upsetting because of the story line. The author's writing just pulls you along though and you are very willing to go along for the ride. His descriptions of Ian's grief and guilt are so heartwrenching your own heart will break for him. This is Adam Nicolai's first book and I am already looking forward to his next.

    Julie
    This was a well written (in terms of structure and syntax) and interesting story. However, I found the middle incredibly slow. There were a number of chapters that did not progress the plot and could have been omitted without affecting the overall story.

    heather
    Fantastic, yet heartbreaking novel! I could not put it down, I read it in several hours!

    Monica
    Alex is a story about a young boy’s murder and the consequences this has on his parents – namely the father, Ian. It is a psychological thriller that places the reader in Ian’s shoes as visions of his dead son become increasingly frequent, causing him (and the reader) to question: Is he going insane? Or is Alex trying to do something?Nicolai is masterful in his writing. The novel flows smoothly, and he manages to convey Ian’s thought process in a way that feels natural and not forced or [...]

    Autumn Christian
    "God told Abraham to kill his own son. He threatened him, to make him do it. Abraham took his boy to the top of the mountain and he would've done it. He would've killed his own son, but God finally said, 'Just kidding' and let him off the hook."She was shaking her head."That's now how-"He kept his voice level, but he raised it to be heard over her."I will not serve that God, I will not pray to that God, and I will not acknowledge that God."I first learned of Adam Nicolai after he read my book, T [...]

    Outerspace Andrea
    It is not often I read a story so well written that it makes me blubber like a damn baby, but this book did it. And that says something, because I tend to be a bit *u-hem* desensitized from all the horror I read and watch, and more often than not characters tend to be written so shallow it can be hard to care about them at all anyways. Luckily that is not the case with this book! “Alex” is a story of a father’s love and the depth of his loss when his 5 year old son is abducted (and subsequ [...]

    Christina
    This book deserves five stars. Not only was it an incredibly difficulty piece of work that I couldn't put down, but even two weeks later, I am still thinking about this story.Essentially, the protagonist has lost his child following a horrendous abduction that left his son, Alex, shot in the face and murdered by the man who took him. The protagonist fails to pick up the pieces of what remains of his past life. Facing a failing marriage, he begins to see and hear Alex everywhere, in the car, in t [...]

    Michele Whitecotton
    This was one of the most heartfelt stories I have ever read. My heart broke for poor Ian. I have a 6 year old son and I couldn't imagine losing him. As if that weren't bad enough for Ian to lose his son, he then had to see Alex everyday thereafter. In the midst of thinking he was losing his mind he was reminded every day of the guilt that came from thinking he failed to save his child. It really picked up when Ian realized that Alex was trying to give him clues to help him find the accomplice of [...]

    Kath Middleton
    Ian is a father in crisis. His five year old son was murdered six months ago and since then, his marriage has hit rock bottom and his wife has left. He ‘hears’ and later ‘sees’ his son Alex in their home and is given messages in the form of things he recalls Alex saying in life. The reader watches Ian’s life unravel around him. He’s given warnings for lateness at work as he regularly sleeps badly but wakes late. We ask ourselves what’s going on in his life and I was as puzzled as h [...]

    Ruby
    As a mother of 4 and grandmother to 5 I could not imagine what would happen if one of them were kidnapped and killed. In this book the main character Ian is dealing with this exact issue. When he starts seeing his dead son he questions his sanity. This book is gripping and I could not put it down. I was so shocked by the endingI wont give it away. This author takes you on a journey through grief and torment. Very well written and an easy read. Although this book was listed under the Thriller cat [...]

    Shelley
    I was up until 4 am reading this book. I guess that I didn't feel I should sleep until Ian got some sleep. I was heartsick for Ian and all that he was going through. I kept wondering how the situtation would be resolved---don't want to say more or I may become a spoiler!I think that keeping the storyline centralized and focused moved the story forward quickly without the reader getting the sense of being rushed. I also like the way the characters were written,the main characters were easy to con [...]

    Sammantha
    I have to say I really enjoyed this book! I received this as a free Kindle book on . With that being said, I am very pleased to have received it for free and to experience reading it.I wasn't sure what to expect at first, searching the author, I came to notice this was Alex Nicolai's first book and all I can say is wow. But after reading half way through I knew I was going to love it. I couldn't stop reading it because I really wanted to see what happened next. I'm very impressed with the writin [...]

    Nenette
    It was a slow start for me, but it picked up after a while, and it was good going from there all the way through. One good thing about the crawling pace was that the author was able to establish the feelings of agony, despair, and fear of the father who didn't know what to make of the hauntings of his dead son. For one moment, I thought the plot was not going anywhere, but I was wrong. The book did not disappoint. I was genuinely surprised with the turn of events. Alex did have an important mess [...]

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