2019 Golden Crown Literary Society Award Finalist
Samantha Weller, a forensic scientist turned paranormal novelist, owes her life and writing career to a crow that saved her from certain death. When she buys an old bookend that looks like her avian muse, her world begins to resemble the plots of her novels.
Convinced the bookend is worth more than the few dollars she paid, and determined to find its mate, Samantha and her antiquarian sidekick, Liz, go on a search — a search that leads them to the estate of the beautiful and wealthy Gwen Laraway. Samantha is instantly smitten, but the age difference has Gwen second-guessing Samantha’s interest.
Meanwhile, Liz is crushing on Gwen’s niece, Isabel. As clueless as she is sensuous, Isabel hasn’t had a date since her high school prom ten years ago, and she’s petrified to act on her sudden attraction to Liz.
Love seems to be blooming all around, but problems arise when a restless ghost emerges from the ether to roam the dark corners of this haunting romance.