With strange fainting spells rattling James Fitzgerald’s sense of identity and complicating his acting career, he is looking forward to a relaxing getaway with friends. Instead he walks into a bloodbath, and a cryptic message on a shower curtain points to him as the killer.
Carrie Johnson has hidden herself away in the northern Virginia’s woods to escape an abusive husband. But her attempts to stay isolated from society are confounded by her attraction to her only neighbor, part-time resident James Fitzgerald.
Virtually under house arrest and struggling to resist his growing attraction to Carrie, James distracts himself by investigating his parents’ backgrounds, seeking an explanation for the fainting spells. Instead, he discovers some shocking truths about his family and himself, and ends up wondering if he should have let sleeping ghosts lie.
(This story was previously published as Ripples of Evil)