Bringing back the terrific heroes and heroines from her previous titles, Drake gives THE AWAKENING an extra-special touch. Her expert craftsmanship and true mastery of the eerie shine through!

To save his rocky marriage, musician Finn Douglas leaves New Orleans and drives to Maine, where his wife, Megan, is currently staying. On the way, Finn has a very strange experience in Boston: He feels compelled to pull over in an unnatural fog and then blacks out.

Once Megan agrees to reconcile, the couple accepts a concert engagement in Megan's old hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. From the minute they arrive, Finn feels uneasy, and horrific nightmares plague Megan. Something evil is brewing, and what frightens Megan most is that in her dreams it takes on Finn's face.

(Oct., 480 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith