Now, Caroline has started over with a new husband. She even has another precious daughter, Melinda. She thinks she has put the ghosts of her past behind her. But without warning, those ghosts once again start to echo in the night. Suddenly, Hayley's favorite doll reappears...strange murders rock the Webbs' small town...Caroline even claims she has heard the voice of the little girl she lost all those years ago. Could Hayley still be out there somewhere, somehow? Now a killer waits in the wings--waiting to make Caroline live her worst nightmare yet...
HALCYON is the answer for all Americans who want to escape, but paradise isn't what it seems. A beautiful island in the middle of Lake Ontario—a self-sustaining community made up of people who want to live without fear, crime, or greed. Halcyon is run by Valerie Kemp, aka Mother Moon, benevolent and altruistic on the outside, but hiding an unimaginable darkness inside. She has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Glam Moon, a place of eternal beauty and healing. And she believes the pathway there can only be found at the end of pleasure.
On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon. A couple of months, he tells himself, to retreat from the chaos and grind. He soon begins to suspect there is something beneath Halcyon’s perfect veneer and sets out to discover the truth—however terrible it might be—behind the island and its mysterious founder, Mother Moon.
Drifter Adam Rutledge left his Appalachian hometown for good nearly two decades ago. In all those years, he has never forgotten how helpless he felt when his best friend was abducted. And Cold Springs has never forgotten its mistrust of the orphaned boy who drew heartache like a lightning rod.
Now a strange dream sends Adam back to Cold Springs, to Jennifer Jane Tulley—the only friend who still believes in him—and to the discovery that another innocent has been taken. Adam may have been helpless before, but this time, JJ convinces him, is different. This time they can save the child.
To find the missing girl, they must solve the riddle of Adam’s tragic past. But when their efforts reveal Adam’s deepest, darkest secret, the visions he has spent a lifetime burying are unleashed. While he struggles to maintain his sanity, JJ fights to keep him alive, to protect Adam from himself and from the madman watching them from the shadows. Watching, and waiting...
Prodigal is the first book in the Dead Hollow supernatural suspense trilogy. If you like crime thrillers with authentic characters, evocative settings, and a dash of paranormal, you’ll love this haunting series.
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(Dead Hollow Series: Book 1 Prodigal; Book 2 Founder; Book 3 Heir)
Conrad and Joanna Harrison, a young couple from Los Angeles, attempt to save their marriage by leaving the pressures of the city to start anew in a quiet, rural setting. They buy a Victorian mansion that once served as a haven for unwed mothers, called a birthing house. One day when Joanna is away, the previous owner visits Conrad to bequeath a vital piece of the house's historic heritage, a photo album that he claims "belongs to the house." Thumbing through the old, sepia-colored photographs of midwives and fearful, unhappily pregnant girls in their starched, nineteenth-century dresses, Conrad is suddenly chilled to the bone: staring back at him with a countenance of hatred and rage is the image of his own wife....
Thus begins a story of possession, sexual obsession, and, ultimately, murder, as a centuries-old crime is reenacted in the present, turning Conrad and Joanna's American dream into a relentless nightmare.
An extraordinary marriage of supernatural thrills and exquisite psychological suspense, The Birthing House marks the debut of a writer whose first novel is a terrifying tour de force.