Winter Haven by Athol Dickson

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A Gothic Tale with Hope 

Thirteen years after Vera gamble's little brother ran away from their Texas home, his body washes ashore on the remote island of Winter Haven, Maine. Vera goes to claim the corpse and discovers the impossible: her brother hasn't aged a day since last she saw him. Determined to uncover what happened, she is confronted by unearthly fog, disturbing locals, and stories of lost colonies and a vengeful witch.

Beyond the forest where no creature dares to live, her only hope is the mysterious owner of a dilapidated mansion on a rocky cliff. But will this solitary man assist her, or is Vera Gamble doomed to disappear forever into yet another winter haven legend?

Reviews for this Christy Award Finalist
(Starred Review) "Dickson's engrossing and taut novel pulls readers into the life of Vera and her quest to find out what happened her little brother. Highly recommended..." (Library Journal)

"... A page turning Gothic tale, combining elements of romance, mystery and ghost story, that aspires go beyond John room to explore God's purpose in suffering." (World magazine)





About the Author

Athol Dickson's mystery, suspense, and literary novels have won three Christy Awards and an Audie Award. Suspense fans who enjoyed Athol's They Shall See God will love his latest novel, January Justice, the first installment in a new mystery series called The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs. The second and third novels in the series, Free Fall in February, and A March Murder, are coming in 2013.

Critics have favorably compared Athol's work to such diverse authors as Octavia Butler (Publisher's Weekly), Hermann Hesse (The New York Journal of Books) and Flannery O'Connor (The New York Times). Athol lives with his wife in southern California.
 

About Athol Dickson

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Athol Dickson is the publisher of the popular news website, DailyCristo.com, and the author of seven novels and the bestselling memoir, The Gospel according to Moses". His novels of suspense and magical realism have been honored with three Christy Awards and an Audie Award, and compared to the work of Octavia Butler (by Publisher's Weekly") and Flannery O'Connor (by The New York Times"). He and his wife live in Southern California.
 
Published September 5, 2012 by Author Author. 336 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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What I am about to tell you will tempt you to read the last page because the last page of this book is worth reading this story.

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