A Novel

Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Paranormal Fiction

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Revivers.  Able to wake the recently dead, and let them bear witness to their own demise. Twelve years after the first reviver came to light, they have become accepted by an uneasy public. The testimony of the dead is permitted in courtrooms across the world. Forensic revival is a routine part of police investigation.

In the United States, that responsibility falls to the Forensic Revival Service. Despite his troubled past, Jonah Miller is one of their best. But while reviving the victim of a brutal murder, he encounters a terrifying presence.  Something is watching. Waiting. His superiors tell him it was only in his mind, a product of stress. Jonah isn’t so certain.

Then Daniel Harker, the first journalist to bring revival to public attention, is murdered, and Jonah finds himself getting dragged into the hunt for answers. Working with Harker’s daughter Annabel, he becomes determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice. Soon they uncover long-hidden truths that call into doubt everything Jonah stands for and reveal a threat that if not stopped in time, will put all of humanity in danger.

Editorial Reviews

“A skillfully plotted and compulsively readable supernatural thriller.”

Guardian (London)

“The first of what promises to be a terrific trilogy. A superbly fleshed-out cast of characters, including Jonah’s amiable friend and revivalist technician Never Geary, add ballast to a story which gives us some brilliantly spooky moments, melds crime and the paranormal in a cracking, page-turning thriller, and asks serious moral questions about the exploitation of the bereaved. An impressive, intelligent, and exciting debut.”

Lancashire Evening Post

“Supernatural thrillers don’t get much better than British author Patrick’s assured debut, the first in a trilogy…Patrick has carefully thought through the implications of this phenomenon, including religious objections and insurance issues, and maintains the suspense throughout.”

Publishsers Weekly (starred review)

“This is a gutsy book…Jonah himself [is] a lead character who has what it takes to anchor a genre-bending series. An interesting debut.”


“A brilliant, original and very scary concept—which Seth Patrick carries off with chilling aplomb.”

Peter James, author of the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series

“Chilling and emotional in all the right places.”

Mark Charan Newton, author of the Legends of the Red Sun series

Author Biography

Seth Patrick is the author of Reviver. An Oxford mathematics graduate, he works as a programmer in an award-winning game company. He lives in England with his wife and two children.

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Reader Biography

Ari Fliakos is a voice talent and television actor. His audiobook narrations have earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2014 he won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.

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