Under the Looking Glass by Alisa Tangredi

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Maura Reyes survived an almost unbearable trauma--the loss of her family in a home invasion. Two years later, she's still consumed by grief and acute insomnia, hiding inside her elegant, empty Los Angeles home. No amount of therapy or medication can restore what Maura lost. When her therapist suggests a change of scenery, Maura reluctantly agrees to go on a cruise. But once aboard the luxury liner, she finds herself in a bizarre and terrifying wonderland.

On the strange ship Cockaigne, Maura discovers an artist's homage to "Alice in Wonderland", complete with Dormouse, Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee. All that's missing is Alice herself--and Maura, a pretty blond widow, suits the artist's vision perfectly. Soon, Maura finds herself sliding between past and present, reliving that deadly night in bizarre and contradictory ways. Desperate for sleep, she first questions her memory, then her sanity. Is someone trying to drive her insane? Or is the truth darker and more twisted than she can possibly imagine?

A Red Adept Select for outstanding book in its genre.

About Alisa Tangredi

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Alisa Tangredi is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently resides in the San Fernando Valley in Van Nuys with her husband and their dog. She has written all her life, though most things went into hiding in a drawer. She studied theatre and music at San Francisco State University and worked as a stage actress for 30 years, with sporadic employment in commercials and television. She has been an active participant in several Los Angeles based theatre companies and continues to support live theatre and dance throughout the L.A. area. She's written a couple novels, a novella, and some plays. She has a love for madness in literature and theatre and likes to explore it in different ways in all her writing. When not exploring different forms of insanity, she likes to garden, eat fine cheese, and drink coffee in large quantities. For more information, please visit her Facebook page at https: //www.facebook.com/writer.alisa.tangredi or Twitter @AlisaTangredi -- OR -- her website and blog at http: //alisatangredi.com.
Published October 20, 2012 by Viverridae Press, LLC. 144 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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