A Twisted Ladder by Rhodi Hawk

By Rhodi Hawk

Psychologist Madeleine LeBlanc has spent her complete occupation attempting to be sure the reason for her father's schizophrenia. She regularly felt that she may well resolve its origins and medication the fellow who left her and her brother, Marc, to virtually increase themselves at the Louisiana Bayou. but if Marc takes his personal existence on a fishing boat in the course of Bayou Black, Madeleine embarks on a trip into her relations history---to a time while the antebellum period was once crumbling, and the road among servant and grasp used to be commencing to fade. And the extra she pries the extra she finds her family's darkish earlier, rife with conjured demons and river magic long past awry. Madeleine's purely desire to save lots of herself is to stand the ghosts of the earlier, the hazards of the current, and the twisted ladder that hyperlinks all of them together.

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