The Secret Life of Souls by Jack Ketchum
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Novelist Ketchum and screenwriter McKee deliver an otherworldly, satirically streaked thriller about a precocious young actress, her psychically bonded dog, and her increasingly unhinged stage mother.
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A gripping family drama that brilliantly explores the relationship between a young girl and her dog—and the mysteries that lie within.


At the heart of this psychological suspense novel is the haunting depiction of a family’s fall and the extraordinary gifted dog, Caity, who knows the truth. As the drama unfolds Caity evolves from protector to savior, from scapegoat to prop, and eventually, from avenger to survivor. She is an unselfish soul in a selfish world—and she is written with depth and grace by authors Ketchum and Mckee, who display a profound understanding of a dog’s complex emotions. With her telling instincts and her capacity for joy and transformative love, Caity joins the pantheon of great dogs in contemporary literature.   

Eleven year old actress Delia Cross is beautiful, talented, charismatic. A true a star in the making. Her days are a blur of hard work on ­set, auditions and tutors. Her family—driven, pill­-popping stage mother Pat, wastrel dad Bart, and introverted twin brother Robbie—depends on her for their upscale lifestyle. Delia in turn depends on Caity, her beloved ginger Queensland Heeler—and loyal friend—for the calming private space they share. Delia is on the verge of a professional break through. But just as the contracts are about to be signed, there is a freak accident that puts Delia in the danger zone with only Caity to protect her.

 

About Jack Ketchum

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Jack Ketchum ist das Pseudonym des ehemaligen Schauspielers, Lehrers, Literaturagenten und Holzverkäufers Dallas Mayr. Seine Horrorromane zählen in den USA unter Kennern neben den Werken von Stephen King oder Clive Barker zu den absoluten Meisterwerken des Genres und wurden mehrfach ausgezeichnet.
 
Published November 8, 2016 by Pegasus Books. 223 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Aug 23 2016

Novelist Ketchum and screenwriter McKee deliver an otherworldly, satirically streaked thriller about a precocious young actress, her psychically bonded dog, and her increasingly unhinged stage mother.

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