River of Ashes
“A psychological portrait akin to Lord of the Flies.” ~Midwest Book Review
SOME TRUTHS ARE BETTER KEPT SECRET.
SOME SECRETS ARE BETTER OFF DEAD.
ALONG THE BANKS OF THE BOGUE FALAYA RIVER, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy of oaks, blocked from prying eyes, the teens of St. Benedict High gather here on Fridays. The rest of the week belongs to school and family—but weekends belong to the river.
And the river belongs to Beau Devereaux.
The only child of a powerful family, Beau can do no wrong. Star quarterback. Handsome. Charming. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch.
He is also a psychopath.
A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau's evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the haunted abbey, he commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend's headstrong twin sister, Leslie, who hates him. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize.
As the victim toll mounts, it becomes clear that someone must stop Beau Devereaux.
And that someone will pay with their life.
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“If Gillian Flynn and Bret Easton Ellis had a book baby, it would be River of Ashes.” ~Booktrib
“River of Ashes offers an inside look into the mind of a psychopath—a cautionary tale that the scariest monsters are the ones you know but never suspect.” ~Pearry Teo, PhD (Award-Winning Director of The Assent, Executive Producer of Cloud Atlas)
“You could practically taste the fear.” ~Laura Hernandez
“Nothing can prepare you for what you will find within these pages.” ~Goodreads
“The type of cautionary tale that keeps you alive by reminding you that sometimes the biggest horrors aren't the monsters hiding under the bed but the ones hiding in plain sight.” ~The Nerd Daily
“Alexandrea Weis is one of the most talented authors around, and in a short time her novels are destined to stand along with authors such as Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jeffery Deaver.” ~The Strand Magazine
Warning: This book contains rape, violence, and a psychopath's POV, which some readers will find disturbing and might have you looking over your shoulder.