Charlotte's Story (Paperback)
A Bliss House Novel
Pegasus Crime, 9781681772288, 336pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
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The fall of 1957 in southern Virginia was a seemingly idyllic, even prosperous time. A young housewife, Charlotte Bliss, lives with her husband, Hasbrouck Preston “Press” Bliss, and their two young children, Eva Grace and Michael, in the gorgeous Bliss family home. On the surface, theirs seems a calm, picturesque life, but soon tragedy befalls them: four tragic deaths, with apparently simple explanations.
But nothing is simple if Bliss House is involved. How far will Charlotte go to discover the truth? And how far will she get without knowing who her real enemy is? Though Bliss House may promise to give its inhabitants what they want, it never gives them exactly what they expect.
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Praise For Charlotte's Story: A Bliss House Novel…
Benedict ups the ante in this suspenseful sequel to Bliss House. Dripping with Southern gothic atmosphere, this novel is for those who crave more like Elizabeth Lord's The Chandelier Ballroom and Brendan Duffy's House of Echoes.
skillfully rendered mixture of ghost story and mystery that draws on the
spirits of du Maurier, Stephen King and — in its depiction of a tormented
family — Joyce Carol Oates. Benedict’s fully realized characters are amplified
by her affecting and insightful prose. Successfully melds the paranormal with
the puzzle while whetting the reader’s appetite for a third harrowing visit to
True to its Southern Gothic roots, Charlotte’s Story is both frightening and revealing. Full of paranormal elements that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, and an ending that will both shock and horrify, Charlotte’s Story is not to be missed.
Bliss House is a rare accomplishment: a novel that works as a mystery, a ghost story, and a touching family drama. Thoughtful and compelling.
— Jeff Abbot, NEW YORK TIMES besteelling author of INSIDE MAN