The Pond by Tamera Lawrence

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Twenty-five years have passed since eight-year old Carl Weber drowned in Gray's pond and now one memeber of the Adam's family has returned to Kimberton, Pennysylvania, to reside again in the old family mansion. It is time for Mark Adams to revisit his past, and for his wife, Donna and daughter, Kim to become acquainted with their neighbors- a rather odd old couple who own the farm next door.

Each day, however, brings strange occurences-increasing paranormal activity, till it becomes agonizingly clear that ghosts of the past are trying to make their presence known. But is it the dead the Adam's need to fear or someone with a more sinister appetite for murder?
 

About Tamera Lawrence

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published May 28, 2008 by OUTSKIRTSPRESS. 372 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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The following plot disclosure gives nothing away, as it happens in the prologue–Carl Weber, a poor boy dropped off across town at the palatial estate of a wealthy playmate, drowns in a private pond adjacent to the property.

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Unlike the men in the book, who are sheltered by Westish from the “real world” (pardon the phrase, but what else to call it?), Pella comes to Westish to recover from the bruises of that world.

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