Melanie's imagination, combined with reality, is a recipe for disaster. After Midnight takes a twist on classic creatures like: trolls, goblins, ghouls, hobgoblins, gremlins, and original monsters. Their first conquest is Melanie’s once typical hometown. Collectively, they are notoriously referred to as “Nocturnals”. The town is converted into a rustic putrefaction of their perverse satisfaction.
Something was radically wrong with Melanie since her childhood. She is an anti-hero with a raging temper like a ticking time bomb ready to explode. She suffers with a “nameless condition”. Melanie’s memory loss worsens by the day. The duration of recollecting the past degenerated. Along with this condition, Melanie has nightmares like clockwork, a pounding headache, and voices in her head pleading, “Help us”.
In the midst of her personal turmoil, Melanie is a suspect of murder. She even suspects herself since she couldn’t remember the night before. Completely frustrated with her ailment, Melanie leaves the city and returns back to her small hometown with her best friend, Dwayne. She believes that her estranged mother and troubled sister hold all the answers regarding her condition.
Endeavoring through their hometown, Dwayne goes missing. Melanie must find her best friend and her sister. The greedy devilish trolls, scavenging ghouls, seedy gremlins, mischievous goblins, afflicted hobgoblins and other original nightmare creatures stand in the way of her finding Dwayne and her sister. She encounters some allies. Revelations are made which allow her to discover the truth behind it all.
This novel is a bizarre horror and a very dark fantasy with fast-paced action and some dark humor. It is also a nod to the survival horror genre.