The setting is East Texas, where Peggy, a young nurse, works at an institution for the criminally insane. After her husband Danny is mysteriously killed in a car accident, she convinces herself that it was murder… and she knows the murderer by name… Jasper Johnson. When she gets notice from Marbelle Johnson, Jasper’s mother, requesting an impromptu meeting, she discovers that the filthy rich oil baroness believes Danny to have been the bastard child of her deceased husband, Charles Johnson.

Peggy, irreparably damaged from childhood by religious fanaticism, reluctantly agrees to exhume Danny’s body. Reeling with doubt, all the while fearing betrayal by the Johnsons, she finds herself bordering on insanity.

Shackled in darkness, Peggy throws herself into her work only to find herself face to face with a blonde haired, blue eyed schizophrenic in a straitjacket. Quite by circumstance she discovers that this patient, Morgan Dubois, who as a child was found burrowed in the ground in the Piney Wood Thicket, has a link not only to her late husband, but also to the aberrations of her mind.

As secrets are revealed and it becomes apparent that something or someone wants to silence their tongues, Peggy is forced to seek refuge with the Johnsons. Together, as death finds them, one by one, they set upon a perilous journey in search of truth. Deep in the heart of the Piney Wood Thicket, they stumble upon Cypress Creek and discover an existence older than time itself. Peggy, caught in a maelstrom of emotions, torn between two worlds, finds herself in a desperate battle, not only for her life, but for that of all of mankind.
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“There was no putting this book down!”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Amazon Customer

I was hooked right away. Peggy Martin is a very intriguing character, as they all were. I wanted to know more about all of them and their experiences and little by little Karen Glista told us all the details. I enjoyed the ride!! Two thumbs up!!

About the Author

A simple storyteller, wife, mother, grandmother…friend, Karen has been writing for years, spinning countless stories from the real-to-life characters who roam the labyrinths of her mind. Motivated to share these many beloved, some hated individuals she is now debuting her first published trilogy: The Chronicles of Orian.

When she is not working as a registered nurse in the Great Lake State, or writing, she enjoys family, friends, cooking, camping, the Pine River, Facebook, gardening, online gaming, reading, good movies, a beloved dog named Fozzie and master of the house, Cassiopeia, the calico cat.

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