by Sheri Sebastian-Gabriel
Haverhill House Publishing (2019)
ISBN 13: 9781949140088
ISBN 10: 1949140083
genre: FICTION > HORROR > SUSPENSE > THRILLER
Tori is a haunted woman. She accidentally hit and killed a teenaged girl with her car, and her guilt has driven her to the bottle, costing her her job.Tori isn’t the only one who’s haunted. Carla Perez wants Tori to pay for killing her daughter. She stalks Tori relentlessly, eventually cornering and threatening her in a bar.Horrified by this encounter, Tori decides it’s time to get out of town. She seeks solace in the one place she found happiness as a child––Cape May, N.J. It’s the off-season, but she believes she can dry out and reassemble the tattered remains of her life.Kind-hearted Amelia Warren, owner of the Seaside House Bed & Breakfast, is happy to take Tori on as the only winter guest at her establishment. Lonely and broke after her husband’s death, she believes she can find friendship with her boarder. Instead, she is trapped with a woman whose sense of reality is rapidly unraveling, degraded by an unyielding thirst for alcohol.Chris Silver is a superhero in his own mind. Tortured by his past, he keeps trying to save the damned and endangered in a bid for redemption. He’s desperate to save Tori from herself, but can he do so without putting himself in danger?As Tori descends into alcoholism and madness, the people she relies on the most find themselves on a collision course with the bottle. Will her spirits, both real and imagined, lead Tori to drink herself to death? Can she defeat her demons before she destroys herself and everyone around her?“Sheri Sebastian-Gabriel’s chillingly intimate SPIRITS is a deft, haunting tale that reminded me in all the right ways of earlier horror masters like Rick Hautala and Charles L. Grant. It’s a pleasure to turn the pages, and I can’t think of a higher compliment for a debut novel.”—Christopher Golden, New York Times bestsellingAuthor of ARARAT and THE PANDORA ROOM"Sebastian-Gabriel has created a deep, dark blend of real-life horror and chilling supernatural terror that you won't soon forget." -- Elizabeth Massie, Bram Stoker-winning author of SINEATER, HELL GATE, and the Ameri-Scares series.