Waking Hours, East Salem Series #1
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Welcome to East Salem. A deceptively sleepy town where ancient supernatural forces are being awakened.
A local high-school girl is found murdered in a park amid horse farms and the wealthy homes of northern Westchester County, New York. The shocking manner of her death intrigues forensic psychiatrist Dani Harris. All the suspects are teenagers who were at a party with the girlyet none remembers what happened. Could one of them be a vicious killer? Or is something more sinister afootsomething tied to an ancient evil?
Across town, former NFL linebacker Tommy Gunderson finds his state-of-the-art security system has been breached by an elderly woman. Mumbling threats in Latin, she attacks him with an uncanny, preternatural strength. Before he has time to process the attack, someone close to him is implicated in the girls murder at the park. He agrees to helpand finds himself working with Dani, the only girl who could resist his charm years ago when they were in high school.
A heavy darkness is spreading. Yet a heavenly force is also at work.
Dani and Tommy suspect theres more to the mystery than murder, more to their growing friendship than chance . . . and more to the evil theyre facing than a mere human killer.
Lis Wiehl is a New York Times best-selling author, Harvard Law School graduate, and former federal prosecutor. A popular legal analyst and commentator for the Fox News Channel, Wiehl appears weekly on The OReilly Factor, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Imus in the Morning, Kelly's Court, and more. Visit her website at www.liswiehlbooks.com Twitter: @LisWiehl Facebook: LisWiehlPete Nelson is the co-author of Waking Hours as well as the author of Left to Die which won the 2003 Christopher Award. He was listed in the Esquire Register of Best American Writers and nominated for an Edgar Award.
KatyTennesseeGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Well-balanced suspenseMarch 9, 2014KatyTennesseeGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Waking Hours is an exciting and suspenseful beginning to the East Salem Trilogy. I can't wait to begin reading the second book, which is unusual for me. Normally, I like to wait a while before jumping back into a suspenseful series.
I like both Dani and Tommy, the main female and male characters, because they are both intelligent and not given to impulsive decisions or behavior. I also enjoy the little romantic element to their relationship.
Waking Hours is a many-layered novel. It seems very well-balanced to me. There are some creepy and gory scenes, but they are written with logic and not just put there for sensationalization.
lukeandlibbyPrescott, AZAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Held my interest throughout the storyJune 5, 2013lukeandlibbyPrescott, AZAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Good vs. evil is the core theme of this exciting book. Each character was interesting and believable. The more I learned about Dani and Tommy, the more invested I became in their survival. When I realized the book was close to ending I saw the second book was available and ordered it without hesitation. I'm looking forward to seeing where the story will go next. I highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a good read that will keep them thinking long after they've finished the book.
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