Author: John Herrick
Publisher: Segue Blue
A preacher’s son. A father in hiding. A guilty heart filled with secrets.
When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood at age eighteen, he hungered for freedom, fame and fortune. Eleven years later, his track record of failure results in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death’s doorstep, Jesse returns to his Ohio hometown to make amends with his preacher father, a former love, and Jesse’s own secret son. But Jesse’s renewed commitment becomes a baptism by fire when his son’s advanced illness calls for a sacrifice—one that could cost Jesse the very life he regained.
A story of mercy, hope, and second chances, From The Dead captures the human spirit with tragedy and joy.
From the Dead is the debut novel by John Herrick. It is the story of Jesse and his return home after running to California in his youth to pursue his dreams of fame and fortune. 10 years later, he has been used, abused, and is still searching. It is upon returning to his childhood home that he really begins to grow up and mature. I enjoyed watching Jesse grow and learn how to be unselfish and take responsibility.