"I cannot begin to tell you what an incredible novel The Next turned out to be. I will warn you, there are on the page reflections here which speak of some very dark and painful childhood memories that could be triggers for those readers who have experienced abuse at the hand of another in their own lives. However, those passages are never presented for mere sensationalism. Rather, they make up the very fabric of our MC’s past and influence who is he in the present. This story does not flinch in the face of corrupt evil, but it allows for healing to begin where before there was only empty, lingering pain."