House of Masks

House of Masks

Release Date: TBA

A woman’s involvement in the lives of her eccentric and embittered neighbors frees her from isolation and loneliness after the death of her father.
About the Book

Sometimes masks reveal more than they hide.

Nancy Vanover has lived with her widowed father in Parola, an isolated town at the foot of Big Sur, for five years, devoted to taking care of him in his dwindling physical and mental state.

When her father dies, her neighbor, whom she knows only by sight, appears at the funeral with a strange procession of friends. She is Bree Owen, a young woman with a spice for life. She quickly takes Nancy under her wing, easing Nancy out of her isolated existence.

Soon after the funeral, Nancy receives a bouquet of flowers in condolence from Markham Keyes, another of her neighbors. Disabled by a mysterious accident and bitterly disappointed in life, he reluctantly lets Nancy into his world.

Then Eddie, Markham’s younger brother comes to stay with him and begins an affair with Bree that ends in tragedy.

A cast of dark characters unveil themselves to Nancy while exposing the scars from her lonely and constricted past she has hidden all her life.

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