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Thriller Author Sean Harris with Dead of Winter

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The Odd Mind

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http://seanharrisbooks.blogspot.com/ www.myspace.com/seanharrisbooks Allysen Coles is so close to having the perfect life. She has a great home, a husband who loves her and a talent many people wish they could have. The problem is her home is in Fairbanks, Alaska, one of the coldest places on earth, her husband was murdered seven years ago and her talent for seeing ghosts leads many people to believe she’s crazy. She’s a single mom with a secret talent. One of the few people who know of Allysen’s abilities and doesn’t think she’s crazy is her friend Harry Abernathy. Harry has his own supernatural talents. Although he can’t see ghosts, he attracts them. He is, as Allysen calls him, “a metaphysical Elvis.” In Dead of Winter (86,428 words) Harry asks Allysen to help him investigate a local doctor’s house and convince the spirits who haunt it to leave. Because she is reluctant for people to know about her gift, she initially refuses. When Harry explains that the doctor has been seeing a strange red-haired woman in his house and in his dreams, she changes her mind as she, too, has been visited by the same spirit. Rose, red-haired woman, leads Allysen to uncover the details of a century-old murder and reveal a sordid story of kidnapping, murder and prostitution in the early boom-town days of the small Alaskan city. The closer Allysen gets to the truth, the more dangerous the hunt becomes. During the investigation, Harry begins to change. Twice he attacks Allysen and tries to kill her, yet he has no memory of what he has done. Rose visits Allysen in a dream and tells her Harry has been possessed by the evil spirits that are holding her captive. They are the spirits of the men who killed her and even in death they are desperate to hide their crime. As Harry’s behavior worsens, Allysen turns to her friend Joe for help.