Son of Destruction by Kit Reed

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A spellbinding American Southern Gothic thriller with a supernatural twist - a past secret has the power to destroy the future . . . - When Lucy Cartaret dies, her journalist son Dan returns to her hometown, Fort Jude, Florida, in search of his real father, claiming he's here to investigate the mysterious deaths of three elderly women. Spontaneous human combustion, experts say. But why? Surely it's more than coincidence - and what links these deaths to Dan's mother? It soon becomes clear that something terrible happened during his mother's last year in town, thirty years before. But the social elite of Fort Jude are tight-lipped. The families who run the town will do anything to protect their own - anything.

About Kit Reed

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Award-winning science fiction writer Kit Reed is the author of more than twenty novels and over a hundred short stories. She serves as Resident Writer at Wesleyan University, Connecticut.
Published February 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 240 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A reporter's cover story on spontaneous human combustion hits uncomfortably close to home.

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This fascinating paranormal detective novel from literary fantasist Reed (What Wolves Know) shows a young man pursuing dangerous family secrets. The death of Dan Carteret’s mother frees him to track d

Jan 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Son of Destruction

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What Reed gives us through the array of perspectives is, in fragments and sudden revelations, the story of how human beings scramble to make their lives what they want them to be despite what they have seen and done (or failed to do).

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