Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 250 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.06 in
Published: September 4, 2012
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1590589866
ISBN - 13: 9781590589861
From the Publisher
Once, Hannah Manning was an internationally-renowned journalist and war correspondent. Today, she''s a woman suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Unable to read, unable to concentrate, full of pain, lost and confused, haunted by her memories, Hannah goes to her sister''s small-scale vegetable farm in Ontario to recover. As summer settles on the farm, she finds comfort in the soft rolling hills and neat fields as well as friendship in the company of Hila Popalzai, an Afghan woman also traumatized by war.Hannah experiences visions of a woman, emerging from the icy cold mist. Is the woman real? Or the product of a severely damaged brain?Which would be worse?Then Hila disappears. When Hannah cannot account for her time, not even to herself, old enemies begin to circle. In this modern Gothic novel of heart-wrenching suspense, past and present merge into a terrifying threat to the only thing Hannah still holds dear - her ten-year-old niece, Lily.
About the Author
Having taken early retirement from her job as a systems analyst in the high-pressure financial world, Vicki Delaney is settling down into the rural life in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario.
“Her exceptional ability to create characters, both realistic and sometimes creepy, makes this another terrific addition to her outstanding body of work.”—Library Journal Starred review for Among the Departed