The Tangled Bridge [NOOK Book]


Psychologist Madeleine LeBlanc is desperate to escape the madness that has followed her family for a century.  She?s struggling to adjust to her new-found power and to stick to the pact that protects her sanity. 

But an innocent little boy is being hunted?by Madeleine?s half brother and her great-grandmother, Chloe, and by the demons they control.  The boy is...

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The Tangled Bridge

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Psychologist Madeleine LeBlanc is desperate to escape the madness that has followed her family for a century.  She’s struggling to adjust to her new-found power and to stick to the pact that protects her sanity. 

But an innocent little boy is being hunted—by Madeleine’s half brother and her great-grandmother, Chloe, and by the demons they control.  The boy is a threat to their bloodline, to their very nature, but Madeleine cannot let his young life be callously destroyed.

Thrust into an age-old battle of dark versus light, Madeleine dives deep into the history of her family and into the vast paranormal underworld of New Orleans, a world seemingly controlled by her great-grandmother.

The only way to stop Chloe lies past the tangled bridge that could lead to great power…or total destruction.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A phenomenal novel, a thriller with characters that are intriguing and real, a sublime plot, and all the right ingredients. This is a fabulous first book from an author who knows how to tell a story. I see an incredible future for her."—Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author of The Death Dealer, on A Twisted Ladder

"Eerie and evocative, A Twisted Ladder provides scares and surprises galore."—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Surgeon

"Rhodi Hawk has reshaped Southern gothic and made it her own.  Alternately lyrical and disturbing, majestic and profoundly creepy, A Twisted Ladder sings with an unabashed love of the South even while lifting its rocks to reveal the decay and darkness lurking beneath."—F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429985925
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Series: Devils of the Briar Series , #2
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 354,181
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

RHODI HAWK began her career as a transcription linguist in U.S. Army intelligence. She later worked as a technical writer during the Internet boom. In 2007 Hawk won the International Thriller Writer's Scholarship.

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ONCE, WHEN SHE WAS ten, Madeleine brought home pockets full of potatoes she’d found behind the school cafeteria. Mother was already long gone by that time, and Daddy had been away for weeks, so potatoes were a nice break from the usual scrounging. Madeleine and her brother Marc were getting sick of redfish from Bayou Black.
Zenon had come that day, too, escaping his own empty kitchen. He was also their brother, but none of them knew that yet.
That was a good long while ago. Long before they’d learned how to separate their ghosts from their bodies and walk the briar world with its winding, shadowed river. Before Zenon had become a murderer.
Madeleine remembered how she’d stood on the step stool and laid out one potato for Marc, one for Zenon, and the last for herself. All three potatoes were sprouting tails. The boys had watched while Madeleine took the first one and lopped off the end where a long, snaking root had been growing.
“Three blind mice!” Marc had said. “She cut off the tail with a carving knife!”
They’d laughed, all three kids, laughed themselves dizzy over a bunch of sprouted potatoes.
There were no parents around that fall, not anywhere.
Now, two decades later, Madeleine wondered about Marc’s baby, out there somewhere, semi-orphaned. The child was most certainly safe, she told herself. Marc was dead, Daddy was dead, and Zenon was as good as dead. The baby’s mother had gone and hidden with it somewhere in Nova Scotia. That was good. She should hide. Madeleine didn’t want to know where they were.
“Three blind mice!” Marc had said way back when.
She thought of it every time she saw a potato.

Copyright © 2012 by Rhodi Hawk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    I had borrowed several books from a friend and "A Twisted L

    I had borrowed several books from a friend and "A Twisted Ladder" was one they highly recommended. After reading the back of the books I decided that I would not enjoy "A Twisted Ladder" as much as the others, so it went to the bottom of the pile. When I finally got to it I was pleasantly surprised. It was not what I expected at all; I was immediately sucked in and finished the book within a day. Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Afterwards I was disappointed to see that was the only book she had written. So naturally when I saw she was writing the sequel to it, I was thrilled! I couldn't wait to read it and pre-ordered it immediately. "The Tangled Bridge" is well written just as "A Twisted Ladder" and delves deeper into the infinite possibilities of the briar. I would recommend this book, as well as the first, to anyone who enjoys a little suspense and thrill in their reading mixed in with some New Orleans Old/New World "magic." I truly can't wait for what Rhodi Hawk comes out with next!

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