Hannah Douglas, young, beautiful, loved, teaches reading, but not to children. Her students are murderers, rapists, and thieves, and her classroom is inside a maximum security prison where she is a member of the Windham School District faculty. But her inmates aren't the ones who turn her world upside down.
Reed, William and Hannah's twelve year-old son, felt something was wrong all day, and when his mother didn't come home on time, he knew something bad had happened. William, a detective with the Walker County Sheriff's Department, became worried when he discovered that his wife had stood up her best friend, Sandy, for lunch. It's when Sandy asked if Hannah would have been held up at work due to the escape from Hannah's unit that day that William got scared.
The prison officials for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice think that Hannah helped the inmate escape because he used her ID card with his picture on it when he walked out the front gate. The guard saw the name, Douglas Hannah, and thought it was interesting that they had a teacher on the unit with that same name only vice-versa. The sheriff, however, is afraid that Hannah could be one of now 6 women who have disappeared in Huntsville, Texas in the past year. Could their be a connection?
"The old Victorian house with its turrets, gables, and gingerbread stood atop the hill giving validation to the realms of darkness and hauntings and witches on a Halloween night. It was grand and fantastic, yet grotesque, like a gargoyle. Hannah could feel her soul dying as she breathed in the malignant air. The closer they got to thedoor, the more smothered Hannah felt. Never could she have believed that an edifice could foster such an animate energy, but this one did. It had a life of its own. And it was wicked."
An unforgettable cast of characters spin the plot of this suspense thriller, and the web they spin catches the reader completely by surprise. Short, cliff-hanging chapters entice readers to keep reading just one more page until they too find themselves held prisoner in THE WICKED PLACE.