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PRAY YOU NEVER SEE THE WORLD THROUGH EDEN’S EYES.

On a cool spring night in a quiet northern community, a life of violence comes to a violent end. In a drunken brawl, petty criminal Eden Crowell is beaten to the brink of death. Following a futile attempt to save his life, doctors approach his father with an appeal for the man’s organs. In defiance of his wife’s wishes, Bert Crowell agrees, and his son’s organs are harvested.

 

Blind writer Karen Lockhart becomes one of three grateful recipients, gaining sight after a lifetime of darkness. But with sight comes a new breed of darkness. In a series of increasingly more vivid dreams, Karen witnesses horrors that threaten to shatter her sanity.

But soon, Karen comes to realize that what she’s experiencing are much more than simple dreams. One by one the organ recipients die horrible, mutilating deaths…and Karen witnesses it all with her new eyes.

Now, she’s next.

 

PRAISE FOR SEAN COSTELLO

EDEN’S EYES

“The best horror novel I’ve read since Stephen King’s own Pet Sematary. Costello knows how to tantalize his readers, priming them for the horrors to come…” —Rave Reviews

“Spine chilling…impeccable research and pacing…a riveting psychological thriller.” —Charles de Lint, author of The Little Country

HERE AFTER

"Costello knows his way around the mystery/horror genre, and he keeps the action moving and the suspense ratcheted up tight. He is very much a writer to watch…” —Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

FINDERS KEEPERS

“Costello has returned with a vengeance in this thrilling, constantly twisting roller coaster ride of greed, corruption and mayhem.” —Mark Leslie, author of I, Death

“Costello is in fine form with…Finders Keepers. I read it in one night and found myself laughing…all the way to the bank!” —Richard Dube, author of The Haven

Book Reviews

Eden's Eyes
Average rating
4.5 / 5
Sean Costello has done it again!
February 3rd, 2016
If you're a fan of horror novels, you HAVE to read this book. The story packs quite a punch so it's not for the faint of heart. It grabs you by the throat and won't let go; I could hardly put it down. A definite must read.
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My favourite Sean Costello novel
December 4th, 2015
This was my first Sean Costello novel, having first read it over 20 years ago. It scared me half to death, yet I couldn't put it down. I have read it a half dozen more times since, and still enjoy it. I've been a fan every since, and look forward to each new novel.
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Disappointing
December 2nd, 2015
I bought this book on the strength of reader's reviews. Sadly some of their writing was more engaging than the book itself. Rarely do I give up on a novel before finishing as l'm equal parts OCDC and stingey. In this case I just couldn't force myself past the halfway mark. It's a horror novel and yes, many of the doings were horrible. But where was the suspense, the tightly gathering momentum? Missing for me. Likening the author to Stephen King and his peers in my opinion sells those accomplished writers well and truly short.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
Eden's Eyes
August 29th, 2015
My first Sean Costella read ... definitely not my last!! Really gets you thinking & keeps you guessing thru to the end ... a 'must read'. Edge of the seat stuff this!
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Excellent
January 23rd, 2015
Another excellent read. I love Sean Costello's books and I look forward to reading more of his works!
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Great Read
January 22nd, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I look forward to more from Sean Costello! Great job Sean!
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1 person found this helpful
Terrifying! Highly recommend
January 9th, 2015
Sean Costello is a master of suspense and horror. If you like to spook yourself with a read, he's your man!
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Grabs you right off
January 7th, 2015
Don’t read any of Sean Costello’s books if you’re looking for one of those novels that sends the egghead crowd Ooo-ing and Aahh-ing. You know the type of book I’m talking about, the ones reviewers refer to as ‘multi-layered’ and ‘luminous’ or then tell you to ‘linger and savour’ the ‘quiet passages’. Damn, if it’s lingering and savouring you’re after then grab a slice of cheesecake and a nice cup of tea … but forget about Costello's novels because each one begins by laying down a long strip of rubber and then screams toward the far horizon. When you’re strapped into the passenger seat of one of these babies, you better hang on to the By-the-Jesus handle because you’re in for the ride of your life. And while the vector may seem like 180, you'll find the plot takes a sharp 90 before you can say boo. If you’re looking for an old-school good read, turn to Costello. Like Raymond Chandler, Elmore Leonard, Georges Simenon or John D. MacDonald, his prose is tough, his dialogue is tight and his action is swift. But hold on, just because I’m saying you can easily read his work doesn’t mean you can turn off the old brain box. I’m not accusing Costello of creating a cowboy world of white hats and black hats. Just like Stephen King, Costello creates believable protagonists with some likeable traits … and some very dark stuff happening inside their heads (dare I say, ‘souls’). Take Peter Gardner (Captain Quad), the high school wunderkind who after being paralysed descends into a hellish world of rage and blood-soaked revenge. Or how about Scott Bowman (The Cartoonist), the psychiatrist who kills a child and then falls victim to the worm of guilt that chews through his sanity? Or Peter Croft (Here After), whose obsession with finding his child’s kidnapper leads him into an alternate reality? All these guys (and they are all guys) started out ordinary but then something happened to them. But what? That’s the silent question Costello poses, just as he asks if you can draw the line between normalcy and insanity, between the brightly-lit everyday world and the nightmare. How much does it take to push us across that line? I don’t know, do you? Costello suggests all it takes is a porcupine crossing the road (Captain Quad), a sudden winter storm (Squall), a moment of inattention (The Cartoonist), or a call in the night (Eden’s Eyes). Like the anaesthetist in Eden’s Eyes, will you find yourself looking down at an inert body you’re keeping alive only long enough for the scavengers to swoop in and take the eyes, the kidneys, the….? As with Edward Albee, Costello asks if we live our lives in a delicate balance and, if so, how little might it take to tip us to the dark side?
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Captivating from the start
January 7th, 2015
Just bought the e book version. Looking forward to re reading this classic Sean Costello book! So happy to be able to get all of his work on e books now...I read all the paper back books way back and enjoyed everyone of them. Working and living in the same setting of Sean's books makes the experience even more scary!!! Not sure how to get my e books signed as all my paperbacks were!
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Nailbiting deliciousness
January 7th, 2015
Being a horror fanatic....I loved this book....every page had a surprise which kept me into it full throttle....loved this one!....and again....would love to see this as a movie....
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Don't read this alone!
January 7th, 2015
This was the first Sean Costello book I ever read and I made the mistake of reading it alone at night in a creaky house. It scared me half to death! By far one of the most thrilling, horrifying and anxiety provoking novels I have read. If I didn't know better, I would have sworn it was written by Stephen king.
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3 of 3 people found this helpful
fantastic
January 5th, 2015
I loved Edens eyes. It kept me on the edge, couldn't put it down. Please check out captain quad everyone, it's a must read along with Sean Costello's other novels. All fantastic.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
Spine Chilling Thriller!
January 5th, 2015
This is one of the best novels I have ever read. The thought behind the storyline is out of this world. This book crept into my self conscience and primal fear and took me on a journey of this supernatural story which presents an idea shook me to my core. This absolutely needs to be a movie. I think Sean Costello is one of the best authors I have ever read. All his novels are a must read in my books.
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4 of 4 people found this helpful
Chills to keep you up all night.
January 3rd, 2015
Eden’s Eyes, Sean Costello’s debut, justly drew comparisons to Stephen King. It is like early King, with the ability to make everyday things inexpressibly creepy, but Costello has a style every bit his own. What could you do if you discovered your newly-transplanted eyes brought visual memories of their former owner’s grisly past? What if the donor just won’t stay dead? As a novelist, Costello loves to keep you reading into the darkest hours of the night, and you will. But once you do try to sleep, leave a light on.
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Just got hooked
January 3rd, 2015
First book I read from Sean Costello! And will read it again. Kept me on the edge of my seat, very interesting, read it all in one day, and I have also shared this book with his fellow anesthetist and they just couldn't believe how good and interesting this book was . Great work Sean Costello, our next Stephen King
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Thriller all the way!!!
January 3rd, 2015
Sean Costello's book are the type of novels once you start reading its impossible to put down.The suspense just keeps you going till the end.Eden's eyes kept me reading til 6am.
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