Once, Greg Hellinger was a rising star of the police Missing Persons Bureau. Gifted with a brilliant analytical mind, Hellinger had the inate ability to find the thread left behind by people thought long gone, and track them down. Solving a series of high-profile disappearances gained Hellinger some degree of fame and noteriety, and it seemed like his reputation and legacy was secure.
Then, five years ago, Hellinger started seeing monsters.
Plagued constantly by nightmarish apparitions that follow him wherever he goes, terrifying visions he is unable to fully comprehend, Greg has lost just about everything: his career, his family, his reputation, and even his sanity is barely intact. Medical experts have no explanation for these visions, other than them being hallucinations caused by some unspecified massive nervous breakdown. Now, Hellinger lives a life of seclusion, a haunted, broken man.
But one more case is waiting to be solved, Hellinger’s greatest challenge yet. The disappearance of a 17-year-old girl called Emily Munro. Can he solve this mystery, and in the process find answers to what is happening to him? Or will Greg Hellinger discover that, as far as he has fallen, there are greater depths of horror and madness for him to plummet into?
And Then Emily Was Gone launches on Tuesday 9th July, at Geek Retreat in Glasgow. More details here.