This book is bargain priced from 02/01/2014 until 02/07/2014
Only the flame from a curious candleholder illuminated the murdered corpse of Karl Knock on a bitterly cold Massachusetts night twenty years in the past. When the efforts of local, state and federal investigators failed to cast more light on the crime than the little candle did, the case gathered dust, unsolved and forgotten.
But when horror novelist Finn Ryan gets an invitation to dinner from a beautiful but eccentric and reclusive colleague, Tally Serzak, a web of danger sends its first, tentative filaments from that candlelit room. And nothing will ever be the same.
Because Finn has secrets. So does Tally. And so does Newton, MA, Police Detective Warren Yost, who found Knock’s body on that cold morning so long ago. Now, on the eve of retirement, Yost decides to solve the old murder and go out with a last hurrah.
As Finn’s involvement with the strange Tally reaches an intensity that has him running into walls, he begins to see similarities between himself and his own characters. He’s in a horror novel, except this one is real. There are no ghosts, no zombies or vampires. There is only Tally and an unfolding story Finn doesn’t want to see, but can’t ignore. As she knew he wouldn’t.
Warren Yost sees the story as well, but can’t assemble its puzzle until Finn provides a last piece that will lead to a final, and deadly, resolution.
Targeted Age Group: 15+
Book Price: 0.99
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Award-winning mystery author Abigail Padgett reveals the writing life, police procedures and an obsessive love in this Boston-based page turner. Padgett grew up in a spooky little river town and has never gotten over it, imbuing all her novels with a sense of the eerie tempered with a wry wit. She lives in California, drives a black stick-shift coupe and hangs out with the sorts of people (other writers) who discuss the potential toxicity of common household products over lunch.