California, 1922. A growing coastal city is gripped by terror. The savaged remains of a third victim are discovered in the central park. Police find no suspect or motive to explain the violent deaths, nor any link between the victims. Signs are posted throughout the city’s neighborhoods to warn:
CRIMINAL BEWARE - You Are Being Watched
When Daniel Archer arrives in San Diego, he is seized by a dark vision of the city’s next murder. The young hotel executive has relocated from New York to take control of the luxurious U.S. Grant Hotel. Gabrielle Roussade, a wealthy young heiress and significant hotel shareholder, welcomes Archer with a dinner party thrown in his honor. An evening of introductions and greetings is brought to a halt when Archer is assaulted by the terrifying image of a dinner guest’s throat being viciously ripped from his body.
When Archer’s vision soon comes true, Roussade and her remaining guests find themselves at the center of a criminal investigation. In search of a protector, the young man becomes the heiress’s closest confidant and lover.
Will Archer's continued visions save Roussade from a killer's savage wrath?
"But the primary reason why this novel is so enjoyable? It really is mysterious. Author Joseph Stone provides everything that readers are looking for when they pick it up. The paranormal events make you curious. The murder makes you second guess. And even the love story has its own twinge of mystery to it. Readers have to keep their eyes peeled for clues, while the author remains one step ahead."
"The details are rich and varied, providing an evocative world for the reader to enter... The characters are complex, with a variety of possible suspects for the murder... Readers looking for historical accuracy and the start of a series that promises to be rich, detailed, and nuanced will enjoy this book.” ★★★★★
"Highly intriguing and gripping… the depth and passion of Stone’s debut won’t disappoint paranormal historical fiction aficionados who love their stories with a diverse set of sparkling casts, an intriguing narrative, and a strong sense of place." ★★★★★
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