On Sale: February 7, 2017
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Thriller Paranormal - Supernatural | Thriller Psychological
In this electrifying literary debut, a young woman who
channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when
she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died
under mysterious circumstances.
In an unnamed city, Eurydice works for the Elysian Society,
a private service that allows grieving clients to reconnect
with lost loved ones. She and her fellow workers, known as
"bodies", wear the discarded belongings of the dead and
swallow pills called lotuses to summon their spirits—numbing
their own minds and losing themselves in the process. Edie
has been a body at the Elysian Society for five years, an
unusual record. Her success is the result of careful
detachment: she seeks refuge in the lotuses’ anesthetic
effects and distances herself from making personal
connections with her clients.
But when Edie channels Sylvia, the dead wife of recent
widower Patrick Braddock, she becomes obsessed with the
glamorous couple. Despite the murky circumstances
surrounding Sylvia’s drowning, Edie breaks her own rules and
pursues Patrick, moving deeper into his life and summoning
Sylvia outside the Elysian Society’s walls.
After years of hiding beneath the lotuses’ dulling effect,
Edie discovers that the lines between her own desires and
those of Sylvia have begun to blur, and takes increasing
risks to keep Patrick within her grasp. Suddenly, she finds
her quiet life unraveling as she grapples not only with
Sylvia’s growing influence and the questions surrounding her
death, but with her own long-buried secrets.
A tale of desire and obsession, deceit and dark secrets that
defies easy categorization, The Possessions is a
seductive, absorbing page-turner that builds to a
shattering, unforgettable conclusion.
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