In Godwin Honors Hall, the walls are draped in black. The college is in mourning for Nicole Werner, a blonde and beautiful prom queen who died in a car crash last semester. She was a prized member of the Virgin Sisters, the most powerful sorority on campus.
obsession. Nicole's boyfriend Craig was at the wheel that night. He has no memory of the crash, but he is plagued by guilt. For as winter sets in and the nights darken, Nicole's death dominates college life - and then the hauntings begin.
suspicion. Craig's roommate, Perry, doesn't believe in ghosts. He always thought Nicole was as manipulative as she was charming, and refuses to be swept up in the hysteria. But when he and his fellow sceptics join forces, he too sees Nicole's spirit in the crumbling college halls...
Laura Kasischke was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended the
University of Michigan, where she now teaches in the MFA program and the
Residential College. She has published seven collections of poetry, and
eight novels. Her writing has won numerous awards, and two of her
novels have been made into films, including The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) starring Uma Thurman. She lives with her family in Chelsea,
Atmospheric... a devious, claustrophobic chiller
A haunted and haunting tale... you don't put this book down
Shows us an alternate world and lulls us into living in it
New York Times
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Potent and poetic
A story of
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Amy McKinnon, author of Tethered
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Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You