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Where rivers run red as blood, a long-forgotten darkness awaits its freedom…
Nastya Sokolov dreams of not being seen as an outcast. Born with the ability to foretell death with a simple touch, she’s relegated to the confines of her mother’s funeral home. A virtual prisoner, she longs to break free.
When the body of a car crash victim arrives at the morgue, Nastya finds something amiss. A clue beckoning to be unravelled.
Soon, another boy greets her doorstep. This one very much alive and insistent his friend’s death was no accident. Before long, Nastya is dragged into a web of impossibilities, strange coincidences, and a baffling mystery in the small town of Cherry Cove.
A mystery that triggers a vision.
One Nastya cannot ignore.
She knows better than to tempt fate, but its pull is mighty and her curiosity relentless. Will Nastya follow the trail and uncover the truth about Cherry Cove and the darkness that festers just below the surface?
Find out in this young adult dark fantasy mystery filled with intrigue, long-held secrets, murder, and a desperate race to save a life!
Top 5 favorite scenes and why:
- The scene when Nastya first goes into town. I loved setting up her character as a pariah for hateful and scared people. It was interesting to view the world from the eyes of someone others shunned and put a different perspective on my idea of Nastya’s character.
- Nastya’s interaction over breakfast with her mother the day after Daxon first arrives. This was a pivotal moment to not only describe the relationship between Nastya and her mother, but to set up the events to come. Any scenes with Nastya’s mother were likely my favorites if I’m being honest. She was a phenomenal character to write!
- Meeting Ally in the diner. That entire scene stuck with me. As I wrote, Ally quickly became a character I could not stop thinking about. She was such an important part of Nastya’s life even though neither of the girls knew it. Ally is the opposite of Nastya in every way and I loved having that opposition present on the page.
- The twist. I won’t give it away here but creating all the twists and surprises in my books are one of the main reasons I love to write. There were a few twists in this book and while I loved them all, the final surprise has to be my favorite. As a plotter, it was one that even I didn’t expect and when I wrote it, it shocked me to the core. I remember looking down at the scene and thinking, “Well, this is different.”
- All of the Epigraphs. Originally, these were not a part of the book and came to fruition after several rounds of edits. Once I wrote them, I knew it was what the book had been missing. A surreal POV that offers another layer of mystery to an already mysterious setting.
A.N. Sage has spent most of her life waiting to meet a witch, vampire, or at least get haunted by a ghost. In between failed seances and many questionable outfit choices, she has developed a keen eye for the extra-ordinary.
A.N. spends her free time reading and binge-watching television shows in her pajamas. Currently, she resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband who is not a creature of the night.
A.N. Sage is a Scorpio and a massive advocate of leggings for pants.
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