The Night Watchman is ready to kill -- again. After thirty-five years in prison, he is free to commit the same twisted atrocities that once made him as notorious as the Zodiac Killer and Jack the Ripper. Through her television appearances, renowned clairvoyant Lucinda Sloan helps police capture America's most wanted. Unfortunately, she's also captured the eye of the Night Watchman. Once he learns that Sloan sees his crimes, it's time to play.
Staring into his frightened blue eyes, investigative genealogist Amelia Crenshaw Haines vows to help a silent little boy who is unable, or unwilling, to communicate his past. Though her own roots remain shrouded in mystery, she relies on DNA evidence to help fellow foundlings uncover theirs, until a remarkable twist of fate presents a stranger bearing an eerily familiar childhood souvenir.
It's summer on the Jersey Shore. Here, in this perfect place, a serial killer has no worries in the world, except choosing the next victim. Cam Hastings has come to Long Beach Island with her teenage daughter and the hope that maybe she can save her failed marriage. Cam has never been able to outrun her flaws and demons--a vanished mother, a lost sister, and the ugly visions she has of missing children. Now she is about to step over the edge. For once, she will act on one of her visions, and then face the consequences.
May 1968. Sinister secrets play out miles apart in New York City. Cloaked in lies, these seemingly unrelated lives, and deaths, are destined to intersect on a distant, blood-soaked day. October 1987. The past returns with a brutal vengeance as a masked predator picks off victims whose fates intertwine with a notorious murder spree solved back in 1968, or was it?
An engaging, intimate portrait of Emily Dickinson, one of America's greatest and most-mythologized poets, that sheds new light on her groundbreaking poetry. On August 3, 1845, young Emily Dickinson declared, 'All things are ready'-- and with this resolute statement, her life as a poet began. Despite spending her days almost entirely 'at home' (the occupation listed on her death certificate), Dickinson's interior world was extraordinary. She loved passionately, was ambivalent toward publication, embraced seclusion, and created 1,789 poems that she tucked into a dresser drawer. In These Fevered Days, Martha Ackmann unravels the mysteries of Dickinson's life through ten decisive episodes that distill her evolution as a poet. Ackmann follows Dickinson through her religious crisis while a student at Mount Holyoke, her startling decision to ask a famous editor for advice, her anguished letters to an unidentified 'Master,' her exhilarating frenzy of composition, and her terror in confronting possible blindness. Together, these ten days provide new insights into Dickinson's wildly original poetry and render a concise and vivid portrait of American literature's most enigmatic figure.