Chilling Psychological Suspense from a New York Times and USA Today Best-selling Author
Sculptor and single mom, Rose Conley, is haunted by her tragic past and anxious about her uncertain future. She needs to get away from it all. On sabbatical from the college where she teaches art, she and her daughter rent a house for three months in the Adirondack lakeside community of Paradox.
Rose desperately needs time alone with her twelve-year-old daughter before the teenage years hit. In the wake of the premature deaths of her oldest daughter, Allison, and her husband, Charlie, Rose wants nothing more than to nurture Anna every moment she can.
But idyllic Paradox Lake transforms into a nightmare when a monster from the past invades Rose's retreat—and targets her daughter for his special brand of horror.
Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Stephen King
This run-of-the-mill thriller from Zandri (The Girl Who Wasn't There) finds art professor Rose Conley on sabbatical from her college in Albany, N.Y., at an isolated house on Paradox Lake in the Adirondacks, along with her 12-year-old daughter, Anna. As Rose enjoys sculpting and spending quality time with Anna, a growing number of disturbing incidents, including scary noises in the night, mar their tranquil retreat. In addition, Rose learns that 12-year-old Sarah Anne Moore, who used to live in the house, was raped and murdered on a trail near the lake in 1986. Rose researches Sarah Anne, who she thinks resembles Anna, and becomes obsessed to the point of sculpting the dead girl's likeness. Meanwhile, a human monster lurks in the shadows and has chosen Anna as his next victim. Can Rose save her daughter? Readers should be prepared for standard horror fare, including a crazed killer who won't stay dead. Hopefully, Zandri will return to form next time. Agent: Chip MacGregor, MacGregor & Luedeke Literary.