Sokoloff's straightforward writing
style perfectly enhances her chilling and mysterious novel, in which
she blurs the lines between what
is real and what is merely a hallucination.
Will Sullivan is on the
fast track to becoming the next
governor of Massachusetts. But when
his daughter, Sydney, is diagnosed
with a malignant tumor that fails to respond to chemotherapy, he fears
he'll lose not only his daughter but
his wife, Joanna, too.
As Sydney fights for her life, Will meets the mysterious Salk, a man who claims to have the ability to find cures when patients are beyond hope. But the healing comes at the cost of a personal sacrifice. When Joanna begins to act strangely, and Sydney seems to be recovering, Will's suspicions lead him
to a place darker than he ever thought possible. (St. Martin's, Mar., 288 pp., $23.95)