The Sound of a Scream by John Manning

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No Turning Back

Point Woebegone. From the moment Daphne May steps off the train, it's clear that this small Maine town is aptly named. Even before she reaches Swallowtail, the windswept house where she'll be working as a governess, Daphne's sense of foreboding is justified.

Nowhere To Hide

A waitress's gruesome death sets the whole town on edge--especially the wealthy, eccentric Witherspoon family. There are rumors, hostile whispers. Daphne tries to adjust to her strange surroundings and difficult pupil, finding a friend in local property developer Gregory Winston. Then a killer strikes again--and again. . .

No Accidents

A psychopath is culling his victims with brutal precision, and Daphne's arrival is far from random. But knowledge may come too late to save her from the secrets in her past, with a killer hiding in plain sight. . .

"Brilliantly executed. . .this one is not to be missed!" --Kevin O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author on All the Pretty Dead Girls

"If you like Dean Koontz, you'll love John Manning!" --Wendy Corsi Staub, New York Times bestselling author


About John Manning

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Dr John Manning is a Specialist Scientist at the National Botanical Institute, Kirstenbosch. He is a world specialist on the bulbs of southern Africa but has wide-ranging interests in all aspects of South Africa's flora. He has published widely in scientific journals and is also committed to popularizing the indigenous flora. He is the author or co-author of several popular wildflower guides.
Published March 6, 2012 by Pinnacle Books. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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At the start of this by-the-numbers serial killer thriller from Manning (All the Pretty Girls), 22-year-old orphan Daphne May, fresh out of a convent where she was raised by supportive nuns, arrives b

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Of course there is bad blood between Gregory and Peter Jr., which goes way back, and as the bodies begin to pile up, Daphne starts entertaining the uncomfortable thought that Gregory may be clowning around in more ways than one.

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