Ian's 5 year old son, Alex, was kidnapped, raped and murdered with the kidnapper being also killed. Now Alex is "haunting" Ian every night.
I found this a compelling tale of a man descending into madness with lack of sleep as every night he is kept awake by Alex screaming. With the book split into short chapters you want to find out a bit more, a bit more, just another bit more. Is Ian mad? Is Alex really there? What is Alex trying to tell Ian? The tenseness ramps up and up.
This is quite a claustrophobic story. If it was a film it could be made with a rather small budget. But I liked that. I really felt for Ian, the book made me want to help him somehow.
Another book I thoroughly recommend.