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In the 1940s, Coden, Alabama was a hideaway for movie stars - an isolated playground tucked among live oaks and placid bay waters where pleasure and vice could be indulged. By the summer of 1974 Codens glamour has faded, but it doesnt bother Mimi Bosarge, who is just happy to have a job as a live-in tutor with the wealthiest family in town, the Hendersons. When the Hendersons generously open their arms to Annie, a troubled teenager with no recollection of her past, Mimis greatest concern is creating a curriculum for the familys new ward.

But it soon becomes obvious that something is wrong. Annie seems suspiciously savvy for her young age, and Mimi cant quell the unnerving sense that there is something malicious about the waiflike beauty.

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"Coden, Ala., once a thriving resort town, serves as the setting for this sharp and edgy gothic thriller, set in 1974, from Chesterton, a pen name of Carolyn Haines (Revenant). Coden residents look to California transplants Berta and Bob Henderson to bring prosperity back, since the couple plan to restore the shabby Paradise Inn, once a magnet for Hollywood legends. Meanwhile, canny 21-year-old Marie Bosarge, whom the Hendersons have hired to tutor their three adventurous youngsters and to be a companion to 16-year-old Annie, a foster child of uncertain origin, slowly realizes she's dealing with malevolent forces she can't understand. Why do unidentified claw marks appear in Belle Fleur, the family's historic house? And who's the sinister wraith at the edge of the woods? As Marie begins to research the past of the Paradise Inn and Belle Fleur, she comes across a tragic and horrific story that resonates into the present. Agent: Marian Young, the Young Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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When the Henderson family takes in a mysterious teenager, they are happy to have a new addition to the family, but it soon becomes clear that Annie is no regular orphan...

About the Author

R.B. Chesterton is the pseudonym for Carolyn Haines, who was the 2010 recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing, the 2009 recipient of the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, and the 2011 RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Amateur Sleuth. She is the author of more than sixty books in a number of genres. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of South Alabama where she teaches fiction writing.

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ISBN:
9781605984582
Author:
Chesterton, R B
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Author:
Chesterton, R. B.
Author:
Haines, Carolyn
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Coden, Ala., once a thriving resort town, serves as the setting for this sharp and edgy gothic thriller, set in 1974, from Chesterton, a pen name of Carolyn Haines (Revenant). Coden residents look to California transplants Berta and Bob Henderson to bring prosperity back, since the couple plan to restore the shabby Paradise Inn, once a magnet for Hollywood legends. Meanwhile, canny 21-year-old Marie Bosarge, whom the Hendersons have hired to tutor their three adventurous youngsters and to be a companion to 16-year-old Annie, a foster child of uncertain origin, slowly realizes she's dealing with malevolent forces she can't understand. Why do unidentified claw marks appear in Belle Fleur, the family's historic house? And who's the sinister wraith at the edge of the woods? As Marie begins to research the past of the Paradise Inn and Belle Fleur, she comes across a tragic and horrific story that resonates into the present. Agent: Marian Young, the Young Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , When the Henderson family takes in a mysterious teenager, they are happy to have a new addition to the family, but it soon becomes clear that Annie is no regular orphan...
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