District Attorney Will Sullivan once had the dream and potential to become the next Governor of Massachusets. Now his dreams are for his terminally ill daughter to live. His wife Joanna, refuses to deal with that reality, clinging to any hope she can and Will is afraid of losing them both. When miracles seem to happen to patients around them, Will is approached by an odd counsellor who says he can help but something about him seems off. With his political career about to collapse around him, his only concern being his wife and his daughter, Joanna begs him to continue campaigning. When his daughter makes a full recovery, Will is certain all is not right and his wife begins disappearing at night. Miracles might indeed happen, but there is a price.
What price would you pay to save the life of someone you loved?
I found this book much spookier than The Harrowing, even though its supernatural elements were less evident. I can only put it down to clever writing, a well laid out setting and a good tale. I always knew where I was in relation to the story and everyone you meet, even briefly, felt well rounded. Sokoloff’s easy to read style of writing was again very much present and the smooth flow meant I had to keep the pages turning. I really had to restrain myself from jumping ahead and see what the answers were and again, was glad I didn’t. The main characters were excellent and I found I empathised with Will the most, as Joanna was emotionally closed off for a lot of the book. There were a few scenes that made the hair on the back of my neck prickle and I really found it hard to put it down, needing to find out what was happening next and what the ultimate resolution would be.
A very intriguing and engaging second book from Alexandra Sokoloff.