Wilted Lilies

Wilted Lilies

by Kelli Owen

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It's not that Lily May Holloway is a broken, battered teenager recently escaped from her kidnapper.

It's not that she may or may not have killed him to escape.

The question on Detective Travis Butler's mind is -- what exactly does the death of little Tommy Jenkins have to do with her kidnapper?

And why does the man behind the one-way glass want the detective to entertain Lily's tales of speaking to the dead... and being able to hear the thoughts of the living?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151099738
Publisher: Gypsy Press
Publication date: 10/04/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 144,841
File size: 955 KB

About the Author

Kelli Owen was a reviewer for fifteen years and editor of some of the biggest names in the genre for over ten. She has been to countless conventions, participated on dozens of panels, and spoken at CIA headquarters in Langley regarding her writing. And they still don't know what genre to put her in...

She's not a horror writer in the traditional sense. Rather than throwing blood at the page, she prefers to let it soak in slowly. Creepy, moody, atmospheric, and quiet are her favorite way of getting under your skin. And she will. With a smile.

If you enjoy Kelli's work, please consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/kelliowen & get exclusive behind the scenes info, notes, etc. on Kelli's fiction.

Customer Reviews

Wilted Lilies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
FrankMichaelsErrington More than 1 year ago
Review copy Kelli Owen was born and raised in Wisconsin and now resides in Pennsylvania where she's written a number of novellas and a few of my favorite books, including Live Specimens, Six Days, and White Picket Prisons. Kelli's newest novella, wilted lilies, originally appeared as a four-part story in the quarterly magazine, lamplight and is now available in both paperback and e-book formats. wilted lilies is a well-told little story about Lily May, a teen-aged girl with a gift. Her mamma always said she had the shine. She knew when people were gonna pass. Later she could hear what they were thinking . Later still she could speak to the dead. It's this last gift I found to be the most compelling. as wilted lilies evolved into a charming little ghost story. It's challenging to say much more about this novella without giving it all away. Let's just say there is a lot to like in this story, with elements of suspense, the paranormal, and the pacing of a good thriller. Although self contained, I like the way the door was left open for more of Lily May's tale. As a matter of fact, the author even thanks Lily May in her acknowledgements, "for coming to life, and speaking to me like no other character...don't worry honey, we're not done." I can easily recommend this new book from Kelli Owen, just as I do all of her work. If you're not reading her stuff you should get on that right away.