First time I read this author. I can't wait to read her other books. Her character and scenery description are wonderful. I can feel, hear and see the things and people she is writing about. Gallows Ascending is a gripping mystery with historic undertones. Luke is a mystic that activates ones mind to think about the world.
Leigh Podgorski, author
It has been thirteen years since Luke’s confrontation in the desert with Armand Jacobi. Consuelo has died, and Luke has placed himself once again in exile, this time, in the seaside village of New Camen, New Hampshire. Into his self-imposed solitude drops Dr. Bethany Rutledge. Accused of the murder of her eight year old daughter, stripped of her license to practice medicine, her marriage to politician Adrian Mountzaire in tatters, Beth Rutledge is haunted nightly by the chilling vision of a young woman’s brutal death by hanging. Adding to this mix is the disappearance of an adolescent boy that appears to be centered in the tiny hamlet of New Camen. Then, Adrian Mountzaire turns up dead with his estranged wife Beth Rutledge lying in the sand beside him. Despite his best efforts to resist the temptation, Luke is falling in love with Beth Rutledge, and she with him. Now, Luke must not only find the lost boy, but find the real killer of Adrian Mountzaire in order to save his beloved from the same fate that haunts her restless dreams.
AMAZON: CHARLENE WEXLER