Lily lived a sordid life. It was filled with drugs, sex and violence. Suffering through an abusive relationship with a cold-hearted sociopath and a less than loving foster family, Lily knew what hell looked like, and she was fed up living it. She worked hard to leave her small town as soon as she turned eighteen in search of a new life, vowing never to look back. Unfortunately, never is a very long time…
Thirty years later, the ghosts of Lily’s past have come calling and they are digging up all kinds of dirt. Lily must fight to discover what the past wants from her without her family finding out or she runs the risk of losing everything. As she attempts to keep dark secrets buried where they belong, she is forced to confront the deep rooted guilt she had pushed aside so long ago. She must confront an abusive ex-boyfriend turned convicted murderer, the mutilated bodies of missing women and unsettled spirits looking for justice.
It is a nightmare become reality as Lily realizes that her past is even darker than she remembers. Knowing her dark secrets may be too much for her present life to handle, Lily embarks on a journey into the past in order to protect her present. But she may not be able to protect anyone, even herself, from the hellish truth she discovers lurking at the foothills of the small town she left behind. When her curiosity leads her back to the one place she swore she would never set foot again, she learns the harsh lesson that sometimes it is better to let sleeping dogs lie.
©2014 James O'Brien (P)2014 James O'Brien