After the accident, she finds that she is haunted by a transparent boy in a lab coat named Quint. Unsure whether he's a hallucination or a ghost, she has no choice but to trust him as they become embroiled in a plot that is bigger than either of them realize. Together, they must figure out who caused the explosion before the culprit comes back to finish Camryn off for good.
Afterimage bridges an action-packed plot with a raw and believable romance between Camryn and Quint, and their love only becomes more complicated when they discover the truth about Quint's identity.
Afterimage also deals with issues of mental health. Camryn has panic disorder and struggles with panic attacks throughout the novel. Though anxiety is often portrayed as a weakness, Camryn is the hero of the story.
NAOMI HUGHES grew up all over the U.S. before finally settling in the Midwest, a place she loves even though it tries to murder her with tornadoes every spring. She writes quirky young adult fiction full-time and works as a freelance editor. In her free time she likes to knit, travel with her husband and daughter, and geek out over British TV and Marvel superheroes.