Thomas Neals reached for the small glass of water by his bed and the liquid slid down his throat, scraping, hurting. An icy gust raced through the room, clawing at his skin.He wondered. I thought it was a warm night. He didn't want to think anymore and clicked off the light.
On board the Chrysalis, thirteen passengers are voyaging from a New York port intending to arrive in Europe for a grand tour of the most famous citiesParis, Berlin, Rome, Venice. Lady Orlean Cavenaugh, esteemed owner of the world's largest yacht, is thrilled to have her estranged brother on board, as well as her past lover and his brother's family. Her life has been rockyfrom a poisonous marriage to a cursed disease, her last hope is to repair her relationships with the few she loves, and see others benefit from her generosity.
But all that sinks when Captain Thomas Neals is found dead in his cabin on the second morning of their crossing. Was it a suicide? Or a murder? And if it was a murder, will the killer strike again?
Connor Alekseev, the newly hired steward, has more than a murderer to worry about. Recently, his dreams have taken him back to the memories of his painful past, a past in which he struggles to control his passions, his desires, and his belief in Christ. He thought he could run from this past, but now he's realizing he may not make if off the ship alive.
Join author Caleb Kelchner in his first novel as he takes you into the vast sea, exploring the struggles of uncertain faith and discovering the undoing of US through this multilayered novel. The Glass Shadow is surely to be an unforgettable addition to American literature.
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