Pennsylvania, Maya Sinclair is enthralled by the townâ€™s folklore,
especially the legend about a centuries-old monster. A devil-like
creature with uncanny abilities responsible for several horrific
murders, the Fiend has evolved into the stuff of urban myth. But the
past lives again when Maya witnesses an assault during the annual
â€œFiend Fest.â€ The victim is developer Leland Hode, patriarch of
the townâ€™s most powerful family, and he was attacked by someone
dressed like the Fiend.
attack and why, Maya uncovers a shortlist of enemies of the Hode
clan. The mystery deepens when she finds the journal of a late
nineteenth-century spiritualist who once lived in Mayaâ€™s houseâ€”a
woman whose ghost may still linger. Known as the Blue Lady of Hodeâ€™s
Hill due to a genetic condition, Lucinda Glass vanished without a
trace and was believed to be one of the Fiendâ€™s tragic victims. The
disappearance of a young couple, combined with more sightings of the
monster, trigger Maya to join forces with Lelandâ€™s son Collin. But
the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she comes to a hidden
world of twisted secrets, insanity, and evil that refuses to dieâ€¦
Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back. Her
father, an artist who tinkered with writing, encouraged her to create
make-believe worlds by spinning tales of far-off places on summer
nights beneath the stars.
fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical. Wherever
her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, romance and
elements of mystery. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives
in Pennsylvania and is passionate about writing, old photographs, a
good Maine lobster tail and cats.
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