St. Martin's Paperbacks, Hardcover, 9780312357511, 304pp.
Publication Date: December 2, 2008
Boston District Attorney Will Sullivan dreams of becoming the next governor of Massachusetts. With his beautiful wife, Joanna, and adorable daughter, Sydney, Will seems destined for greatness…until Sydney becomes seriously ill. Now both parents resolve to do anything to save their daughter’s life.
But in the twilight world of the Briarwood Medical Center, nothing is as it seems. Patients on the brink of death are not only surviving but thriving, while others wither away…and the recoveries all revolve around the ministerings of a mysterious counselor, who takes an unsettling interest in Joanna. When Sydney’s health miraculously improves, Will suspects that Joanna made a terrible bargain to save their child. Now Will must face a powerful, unknown evil before he loses…everything.
ALEXANDRA SOKOLOFF’s debut, The Harrowing, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. She also works as a screenwriter, and splits her time between Los Angeles, California, and Raleigh, North Carolina. She welcomes questions and comments at her website: http://alexandrasokoloff.com
“A psychological roller coaster…bone-chilling thrills.”
—Heather Graham, bestselling author of The Séance
“A stunning, riveting journey into terror and suspense.”—Michael Palmer
“A heartbreakingly eerie page turner…”—Library Journal
“Pyrotechnic [and] cinematic.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Harrowing