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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Paranormal
The oh-so-talented Boyd serves up a wonderfully chilling tale sure to please. Deeply emotional and eerily thrilling, THE AWAKENING is just what you've come to expect from Boyd.
When Mary finally regains consciousness in a sanitarium, she doesn't know who or where she is. She's informed that she was severely injured in an accident that took the life of her husband. Struggling to find herself, she returns to her old home.
Paul and Penny Mason's marriage is under severe strain. However their first priority is the health and welfare of their troubled teenage daughter, Elise. Paul hopes that moving the family to their lakeside summer home will be healing for them all. But the house that used to have a warm, welcoming feeling now seems cold and slightly foreboding.
Still recovering from her accident, Mary is disconcerted to see strange people in her home. Who are they and how did they get here? Although Elise is not thrilled by the move to the country, she's highly intrigued by the strange woman walking around.
(Jul., 208 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: July 2003