May 5, 2015 Leave a Comment
“Something my grandmother used to say. Keep up the light. To do the things that have to be done, no matter what.”
“I know the expression,” she said. She turned her head toward him, and he saw her face for the first time. She looked tired. “You never know what you’re capable of surviving until life demands it of you.”
Author Ben Tierney’s life took a nose dive when the economy collapsed, costing his wife Caroline her job and pinning their family between a rock and a hard place. To make matters worse, the Tierney’s second grader, Charlie, has had nothing but trouble with bullies at school, who even went so far as to lock the boy in the boiler room and lie to the FBI when questioned about Charlie’s whereabouts. Caroline is in desperate need of a reboot, and Ben could use a clearer head to make some progress on his new novel. Visiting the farm property left to him by his grandmother, Swannhaven’s police chief tells the couple about a vast piece of property for sale on the cheap.
Believing this is their chance at a fresh start, the Tierney’s buy the property, intent on fixing it up and turning it into an inn, but there’s something about the Crofts and the town of Swannhaven that doesn’t sit well…
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House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy