Ghosts of Royston: A Thriller
Cole Danner is driving with wife Natalie and teenage daughter Sophia when a truck comes out of nowhere and crashes into their car. The next thing Cole knows, he's half-dead in a river, and his wife and daughter are missing and presumed dead. Sophia wakes up in a cabin in the woods with a woman who is convinced that she is her dead daughter, Ruthie. The woman's three sons concur, especially the eldest, Gabriel. Soon, Sophia realizes that Gabriel intends to molest her the way he molested his real sister. Meanwhile, Cole's flashbacks to the accident lead him to believe that he was the victim of attempted murder, his family may still be alive, and it is up to him to save them. Dove delivers a well-paced, albeit overly complicated, thriller. Readers will shudder at Gabriel's sinister behavior and find themselves on the edge of their seats as Cole races against time. And while there are elements that will stretch reader patience, many will be willing to overlook them as they get caught up in the gripping story.