About the book:
The Dead Don’t Always Rest in Peace
Jason Crandall, recently widowed, is left to raise his young daughter and rebellious teenage son on his own – and the old Victorian in Shadow Springs seems like the perfect place for them to start over. But the cracks in Jason’s new world begin to show when he meets Savannah Sturgess, a beautiful socialite who has half the men in town dancing on tangled strings.
When she goes missing, secrets begin to surface, and Jason becomes ensnared in a dangerous web that leads to murder – and he becomes a likely suspect. But who has the answers that will prove his innocence? The jealous husband who’s hell-bent on destroying him? The local sheriff with an incriminating secret? The blind old woman in the house next door who seems to watch him from the windows? Or perhaps the answers lie in the haunting visions and dreams that have recently begun to consume him.
Or maybe, Savannah herself is trying to tell him that things aren’t always as they seem – and that sometimes, the dead don’t rest in peace.
Out on September 25th, click HERE to order your copy!
About the author:
Alistair Cross’ debut novel, The Crimson Corset, a vampiric tale of terror and seduction, was an immediate bestseller earning praise from veteran vampire-lit author, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and New York Times bestseller, Jay Bonansinga, author of The Walking Dead series. In 2012, Alistair joined forces with international bestseller, Tamara Thorne, and as Thorne & Cross, they write – among other things – the successful Gothic series, The Ravencrest Saga. Their debut collaboration, The Cliffhouse Haunting, was a bestseller. They are currently at work on their next solo novels and a new collaborative project.
In 2014, Alistair and Tamara began the radio show, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, which has featured such guests as Charlaine Harris of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and basis of the HBO series True Blood, Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter novels, Jay Bonansinga of The Walking Dead series, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake novels, Peter Atkins, screenwriter of HELLRAISER 2, 3, and 4, worldwide bestseller V.C. Andrews, and New York Times best sellers Preston & Child, Christopher Rice, and Christopher Moore.
If you’re looking for a modern gothic tale you can’t go wrong with this book; a spooky murder mystery set in a quaint American town called Shadow Springs. Jason Crandall (recently widowed) and his children Amber and Brent move into a Victorian house in the town and are soon introduced to its various inhabitants: sweet Dottie Blanchard and her astrologically named cats (all 12 signs!), Travis Delgado with the reputation as the local bully and Tabitha Cooper their blind neighbour who is rumoured to be a witch to name but a few. Then there is Savannah Sturgess, the provocative girlfriend of Jason’s realtor Flynn Garvey. She’s sexy and she knows it!! Savannah has a certain reputation in Shadow Springs and Jason is firmly in her sights as her next conquest.
Things take a paranormal turn when Savannah goes missing and Jason starts experiencing terrifying visions as to what has happened to her. Thanks to these horrific hallucinations Jason is able to help the police with their investigations and the missing persons case soon turns into a hunt for Savannah’s murderer. It transpires that a lot of the town’s occupants had issues with her and solving the case will prove tricky, especially when the sheriff is guarding his own secrets.
I enjoyed this book and really felt for Jason who is suddenly thrust into ghostly happenings as well as trying to hold his family together after the loss of his wife. I would definitely read more from this author.