CHRISTMAS AT TIMBERWOODS
Michaels’ holiday story could be ripped from the headlines as a rage fuels an unbalanced mind and the potential for disaster during the holiest time of the year will have readers’ pulses racing to the finale.
For Heather Andrews, the security manager of the Timberwoods Mall, Christmas is always the busiest time of the year, but when a troubled young woman comes to her with visions of impending doom, Heather knows she’s in for a lot of overtime. Angela Stienhard has designed the mall’s holiday displays and has visions that tragedy will strike at the height of the Christmas season, but, with skeptics and parental stress putting pressure on her fragile self-esteem, the lonely girl disappears. Heather’s boss Lex is her staunchest ally in her pursuit of the truth behind Angela’s visions. With the help of their friends, Lex and Heather race to find out if Angela’s premonition has any basis in fact and if they can stop disaster from happening. (ZEBRA, Oct., 352 pp., $7.99)