Laurel Fischer knows the trials of having a prophetic gift all too well. Her husband, Frank, had believed her when she saw they’d have their daughter, Grace. He staked everything on it when she foretold his election to city council. But when a vision revealed that Frank was in the arms of another woman? Frank’s politics took a turn. He divorced Laurel. He used her visions to prove her an unfit mother. He’d wed his wealthy mistress, Shana—a woman with everything but the child she’d always wanted.
When a disturbing new vision precedes the councilman’s slaying, Laurel seems a likely suspect. The harder Laurel fights to get Grace back, the more that spells motive to hard boiled Detective McTier. It’s all the more ammo for Frank’s widow, Shana, to fight Laurel for custody.
Reluctant rag sheet reporter, Joe Hardisty, is pegged to cover the story, focusing on Laurel’s visionary gift. A legit journalist at heart, Joe balks at the sensational angle. Since his brother was once abused by a priest, the last person Joe is inclined to trust is another supposed emissary of God. Fresh off a failed relationship with his editor, Debra Bernet, the only female he’ll cozy up to is his cat.
As skeptical about romantic relationships as he is about matters of faith, Joe’s walls are high, but the enigmatic Laurel has a way of unearthing Joe’s most closely guarded secrets. Could Laurel’s visions be genuinely inspired by God? A forbidden romance blossoms as this psychological thriller unfolds, while detectives close in on a killer.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
What inspired me to write this book was the thought that as fascinating as true visionary gifts are, just as the prophets of old experienced, it could also be quite challenging to be gifted in this way. This seems especially the case if visions reveal events that are disturbing in nature, at least in the short term until their ultimately redeeming purposes unfold.