Overview

Once, Hannah Manning was an internationally-renowned journalist and war correspondent. Today, she’s a woman suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Unable to read, unable to concentrate, full of pain, lost and confused, haunted by her memories, Hannah goes to her sister’s small-scale vegetable farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario to recover.

As summer settles on the farm, ...
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More Than Sorrow

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Overview

Once, Hannah Manning was an internationally-renowned journalist and war correspondent. Today, she’s a woman suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Unable to read, unable to concentrate, full of pain, lost and confused, haunted by her memories, Hannah goes to her sister’s small-scale vegetable farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario to recover.

As summer settles on the farm, she finds comfort in the soft rolling hills and neat fields as well as friendship in the company of Hila Popalzai, an Afghan woman also traumatized by war.

Unable to read the printed word, Hannah retreats into the attic and boxes of moldy letters that have accumulated for more than two centuries. As she learns about the original settlers of this land, Loyalist refugees fleeing the United States in 1784, she is increasingly drawn to the space beneath the old house. More than carrots and potatoes, soups and jams, are down in the dark damp root cellar.

Hannah experiences visions of a woman, emerging from the icy cold mist. Is the woman real? Or the product of a severely damaged brain?

Which would be worse?

Then Hila disappears. When Hannah cannot account for her time, not even to herself, old enemies begin to circle.

In this modern Gothic novel of heart-wrenching suspense, past and present merge into a terrifying threat to the only thing Hannah still holds dear – her ten-year-old niece, Lily.
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An absorbing whodunit-cum-flashbacks whose so-so mystery is redeemed by a deft use of historical parallels.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015137668
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 9/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Having taken early retirement from her job as a systems analyst in the high-pressure financial world, Vicki Delany is settling down into the rural life in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario where she writes book, grows vegetables, shovels snow, and does not wear a watch. Visit Vicki’s web page at www.vickidelany.com
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