In the burnt-out hollow, a house of dark secrets and an eerie beauty beckon.
Serena Diaz’s life is imploding. A troubled student has accused the young biology teacher of sexual misconduct, cutting off her promising career just as it was starting to blossom. But that’s just the beginning of Serena’s problems.
When a therapeutic walk in the woods leads her to a ruined house overtaken by criminals, Serena is assaulted and finds herself witness to the senseless murder of the one man who tries to help her.
Hurled into a world of false accusations and hounded by the press, Serena must confront evil itself to unravel the mysterious visions—and terrifying danger—that pursue her. But she can’t ignore the most haunting question: Why would a mysterious stranger give his life to save hers?
The answer, if she can find it, will point the way to her freedom from evil men in a lascivious trade.
“With her typical flair and eloquence, Healy takes readers through an incredible journey that will leave you thinking long after the last page closes.” —Lifeisstory.com
“Healy’s latest is thought-provoking and engaging, and becomes even more so as the story progresses. The author uses courageous characters to address the sex trade crisis. Themes of hope and redemption are seamlessly woven with spiritual elements and a touch of the supernatural.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
|About the Contributor(s)||Erin Healy
Erin Healy is the bestselling coauthor of Burn and Kiss (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning fiction editor for numerous bestselling authors. Erin is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, a consulting firm specializing in fiction book development, and she is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Academy of Christian Editors. Her novels include such thrilling stories as Never Let You Go , The Baker’s Wife , Stranger Things ,and Motherless . She lives with her family in Colorado.
|Release Date||Dec 31, 2013|
- Review by Nellie Dee
This super suspenseful action-packed tale woven around a sex trafficking ring is tastefully done and kept my heart pounding with its unexpected twists and turns. It was crazy how the main character kept doing things which made me frustrated with her stupidity, while at the same time, it made sense that as a victim of circumstances and false accusations, she would have to take on the task of her own private investigation since one would never quite know who the enemy could be.
The author has an interesting way of weaving paranormal out of this world activity or experiences into her stories. Perhaps I need more imagination or perhaps more experiences like hers, but they always amaze me and leave me wondering what I just read.
I did not want this book to end. I was surprised to find myself crying as well as considering how one might be able to equip more young girls to ensure that they will not fall victim to prey.
This author knows how to write a thriller. There is no doubt that this is a 10-star home run which is now, by far, my new favorite book. Way to go, Erin!
(Posted on 1/18/2014)