Book Description: A psychopathic killer disappears into the mountains and haunts the troubled residents. After the murderous Angel Jones escapes from a prison work crew, he mysteriously vanishes deep into the North Carolina woods forcing newcomers Cal and Joy McAlister to deal with his macabre presence lingering in the secluded forest.  Burdened with grief, guilt, and unfilled dreams, Cal and Joy are joined by an oddball handyman and a young detoxing neighbor as they grapple with the enigma of Angel’s menacing specter. Each of them brings their private ghosts to live and gives their worst fears flesh. This Southern Gothic tale blends ancient metaphysics with tantalizing thrills to make readers keenly aware of the wonders and woes of the world.

Genre(s): Literary Fiction, A Southern Buddhist Thriller

Author: Dale Neal, journalist, novelist and teacher is the author of  “Appalachian Book of the Dead,” a Southern Buddhist thriller set in the mountains of North Carolina. His previous novels are “The Half-Life of Home,” and “Cow Across America,” winner of the 2009 Novello Literary Prize. He currently teaches in the MFA Program at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Asheville Center for Graduate Studies. He lives in Asheville with his wife and dogs.

Format: Paperback

Date of Drawing: April 22

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