The Dead Boy's Legacy

The Dead Boy's Legacy

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by Cassius Shuman
     
 

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"The screams emerged from the house like enraged thunder and were carried on a gentle, guiding breeze that securely deposited them in the robust cornfield where they, at once, became silent."

Author Cassius Shuman's debut novel, The Dead Boy's Legacy is a dark, spellbinding tale that revolves around the legacy of a missing boy, the family who loves him, and the

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"The screams emerged from the house like enraged thunder and were carried on a gentle, guiding breeze that securely deposited them in the robust cornfield where they, at once, became silent."

Author Cassius Shuman's debut novel, The Dead Boy's Legacy is a dark, spellbinding tale that revolves around the legacy of a missing boy, the family who loves him, and the predator who abducted him.

Shuman's intense, haunting and heartbreaking novel begins with the chilling abduction of young Tommy McCarthy from a desolate road in his quaint hometown. The loss shatters the lives of the boy's parents, who become embroiled in an arduous battle with their demons as they struggle to overcome their unfathomable grief.

From research acquired while assisting Jeff Mudgett with the book "Bloodstains," about the author's great-great-grandfather, notorious serial killer Dr. H.H. Holmes, Shuman brings an educated perspective to the serial killer genre and explores the world of psychological trauma, using sobering prose while weaving the narrative through a factual historical landscape.

The Dead Boy's Legacy is on one hand a thrilling and complex family saga that illuminates the dark side of human nature while exploring the strength of a family's love and on the other a compelling journey through hell that's filled with suspense, intrigue, hope, and miracles.

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Author of Without Remorse - Vonda Pelto
"The Dead Boy's Legacy captured my attention immediately. It is a sensitive and caring look into child abduction; I couldn't put it down. Cassius Shuman's insightful book escorts us into the fear and horrors that parents experience. We feel their pain and frustration along with them. This is a well researched book that carries us along with the authorities as they go through the grueling process of searching for the lost child."

--Dr. Vonda Pelto, Psychologist, author of Without Remorse

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935961765
Publisher:
Libertary Co.
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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