Fear Itself by Barret Schumacher

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Devrie Haler has always believed that she can sense things that nobody else can. Whether it is the secret adventures of her third-grade students or warnings of a near-fatal car crash, Devrie gets signals from a place she cannot identify that tell her things that she has no way of knowing. Her bizarre powers are charming, even amusing to her adoring husband, Reed. Until one of her premonitions comes true.

The premonition about her own violent death.

Overcome by grief, Reed stumbles upon Devrie's journal, in which she wrote her visions down. Amazed by the accuracy of her predictions about her own death, Reed becomes obsessed with nine cryptic phrases that seem to hint at another death--this time of a little girl. Accompanied by an orphan dog present at the site of his wife's murder, Reed heads out on a roller-coaster ride that will rip apart his beliefs on good, evil, scientific progress, and the various forces that control our lives on Earth. He may have a shot at saving the next victim--if he can only come to understand what Devrie's writings are telling him.

About Barret Schumacher

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Barret Schumacher grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and received his undergraduate degree in Film Studies from San Francisco State University. He works in the feature-film industry and lives in New York with his wife, Beth. Fear Itself is his first novel.
Published January 5, 2002 by Forge Books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When he sees a lady psychic on who has led the police to a dead body, he takes the journal and drives cross-country to Cowhollow (accompanied by a lost Labrador Retriever he and Devrie adopted on their camping trip) to visit the psychic, who channels and interprets some of the plot turns that lie...

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But after Devrie Haler is pulled from her tent on a camping trip with Reed and brutally murdered, Reed begins scrutinizing her diary.

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