Behind a legend lies the truth…
As a child, Eve Parrish lost her father and her best friend, Maggie Flynn, in a tragic bridge collapse. Fifteen years later, she returns to Point Pleasant to settle her deceased aunt’s estate. Though much has changed about the once thriving river community, the ghost of tragedy still weighs heavily on the town, as do rumors and sightings of the Mothman, a local legend. When Eve uncovers startling information about her aunt’s death, that legend is in danger of becoming all too real . . .
Caden Flynn is one of the few lucky survivors of the bridge collapse but blames himself for coercing his younger sister out that night. He’s carried that guilt for fifteen years, unaware of darker currents haunting the town. It isn’t long before Eve’s arrival unravels an old secret—one that places her and Caden in the crosshairs of a deadly killer . . .
If you haven’t read, A Thousand Yesteryears, you have yet to read the very best of Mae Clair. I thought she’d topped it with, Eclipse Lake which is an incredible read… Not so. This is by far, a more superior work.
I think the key ingredients that make this Clair’s best work to date come from the prominent research she dedicated herself to. She visited Point Pleasant on more than one occasion to acquaint herself with the area, its history, and to study in depth, the urban legends surrounding the place. In particular that of the Mothman.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to Mae Clair’s writing. She has skilfully weaved her research findings into a remarkable suspense-filled paranormal, murder/mystery.
My favourite parts of the story are Eve and Kate’s experience in the igloo… The bunker down in the TNT from where all kinds of sightings have been reported. And, the mysterious phone calls… Be afraid folks; Be very afraid!
This book would make a great movie!