“Delightfully dark humor . . . Supernatural thrills and a fast-paced, complex plot . . . One of the best and most unique series I’ve read in a very long time” (Susan Spann, author of The Shinobi Mysteries).
In need of some R&R—recuperation and rehab—after her last job, Maureen Keslyn checks herself in to Shadow Valley Manor. There, she runs afoul of the stern director and makes friends with some of the other residents—most of whom are older, and all of whom harbor either a secret or a grudge. But Maureen is hiding some secrets of her own, like why she has a federal agent checking up on her, and how she injured herself in the first place . . .
The truth is her stay at Shadow Valley isn’t just for rest. Maureen is working undercover, seeking to find and eradicate whatever forces are picking off the residents (and staff) at a grisly clip. With her resources dwindling one death at a time, and unnatural forces seething to rise up once more, Maureen’s experience fighting the supernatural will be her only hope to destroy a clever and powerful evil—and her only chance at surviving to bring rest to the weary, and peace to the dead . . .
“What do you get when you cross a supernatural thriller with a cozy mystery, set it in a nursing home, and top it off with a geriatric vampire? A deliciously spine-tingling read full of original characters and biting wit you don’t want to miss, that’s what!” —Linda Grimes, author of the Ciel Halligan series
“A fun mystery with an amazing main character I loved. Very much recommended.” —Alex Hughes, author of the Mindspace Investigations Series
“Creepy suspense, insidious evil, and things that go bump in the night infuse this story with thrills and chills all the way to a terrifying ending.” —Nancy J. Cohen, author of The Bad Hair Mysteries
“A smart and tenacious band of heroes—led by one kick-ass heroine . . . An engaging, sizzling start to a new series.” —Tammy Kaehler, award-winning author of the Kate Reilly Mystery Series
“Paranormal thrills, a feisty middle-aged heroine, and a tantalizing mystery set in a creepy rest home . . . Clever, fast-paced, and fun.” —Lisa Alber, author of Kilmoon and Whispers in the Mist
About the author
Kerry Schafer writes fantasy with its teeth sunk into reality, mystery that delves into the paranormal, and women’s fiction that embraces the dark and twisty realms of humanity. The first two books of her Between trilogy (Between and Wakeworld) were published through Ace Books and Penguin. Due to the ever-shifting landscape of publishing, the concluding book of the trilogy—The Nothing—was self-published. Kerry's Paranormal Mystery series, Dead Before Dying, was recently acquired by Diversion Books, and rumor has it she is currently working on a women's fiction project, just to keep things interesting.
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