Talking to Shadows

Talking to Shadows

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by Sharon Webb
     
 

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Lily McKinley grew up fearing she might be different. She’d spent her entire childhood yearning for normalcy while watching her mother constantly teeter on the edge of insanity. As an adult, Lily vowed to provide her own daughter, Sarah, with a secure, ordinary upbringing, one totally unlike her own.
But when Sarah is killed in a freak accident, Lily

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Lily McKinley grew up fearing she might be different. She’d spent her entire childhood yearning for normalcy while watching her mother constantly teeter on the edge of insanity. As an adult, Lily vowed to provide her own daughter, Sarah, with a secure, ordinary upbringing, one totally unlike her own.
But when Sarah is killed in a freak accident, Lily finds herself alone and in despair when her mother finally succumbs to the horrible madness lurking in the shadows. Helplessly forced to watch as her mother retreats into a world that only she inhabits, Lily reaches out to the only source of love and strength she’s ever known, and returns to her ancestral home in the mountains of North Carolina.
It is there, surrounded by the stark beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, that Lily is compelled to uncover the mystery surrounding her father’s death more than three decades earlier. And it is there the dreams and visions begin—and Lily’s worst fears are recognized when she learns the source of her mother’s torment. For Lily soon discovers that, like her mother, she has inherited a rare and terrifying trait, one that’s been passed down through generations of women in her mother’s family, one that enables the possessor to communicate with those who have passed from this world into the next: the gift of the sight.
As Lily’s fear turns into acceptance, she learns to embrace her newfound gift and begins to explore a world beyond anything she has ever known. The messages that come to her from the other side intensify her determination to uncover the truth about the “supposed” accident that took her father’s life. As Lily probes deep into the past, she is plunged into a world of danger, deceit, betrayal, torture, and murder. As the mystery begins to unravel and the truth begins to unfold, Lily finds herself pulled inexorably closer to the deep, black abyss that separates her two worlds. And she is faced with a terrifying reality: Will the darkness that stole her mother’s soul claim hers as well?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013514485
Publisher:
Brighton Publishing LLC
Publication date:
11/25/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
823 KB

Meet the Author

Sharon B. Webb began her writing career at the age of eleven when she won her first author’s award for an original work of poetry. In recent years, her articles have regularly appeared in local magazines and periodicals. Talking To Shadows was inspired by childhood memories of eccentric ancestors, and also by stories that were told and retold of the women in her family who were gifted with “the sight,” the ability to communicate with those who had passed from this world into the next.
Sharon lives in North Carolina and divides her time between the mountains and the coast. She is actively involved in a number of charitable and civic organizations and currently co-chairs a program that regularly distributes food to those in need. She is wife, mother, and grandmother.

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Talking to Shadows 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of those exceptional, rare reads that is impossible to put down. Even when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. It absolutely haunted me. More please! The author has a gift for imagery, and a talent for transporting the reader deep into the minds and lives of the characters. The story was easy to follow, and the reader is pulled in from the first page and transfixed until the very surprising end. Fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
story line is wonderful--keeps one guessing; i did not stop until i read the whole thing, and loved the ending. this book needs to be on the new york times best seller list!