By Denise Daisy
Averie Cooke is bribed to take a seat in because the fourteenth visitor at an particular banquet, so one can rescue the opposite attendees from undesirable good fortune. yet it’s Averie who wishes rescuing while all hell starts to wreck free.
Averie Cooke hasn't ever set foot at the previous Faulkner plantation. The macabre background surrounding it truly is what retains her away; let alone each person says where is haunted. 150 years in the past Lunar Wilson used to be hung there. His dead physique dangled within the breeze in addition to the grey Spanish moss. Later that very same evening, the petite southern belle, Emily Faulkner wrapped a thick rope round her soft neck and joined her lover within the afterlife. Legend says all hell broke free after that. Unaware that their in simple terms daughter used to be putting lifeless up within the cupola, Emily’s mom and dad endured on with their festivities, gorging themselves on best rib, and guzzling dear wine. They have been beautiful under the influence of alcohol by the point the Wilson boys burst contained in the condominium slinging their hatchets, vindicating their brother’s homicide. They decapitated James Faulkner, his socialite spouse, Elizabeth and dismembered all 11 dinner visitor. The bloodbath was once the bloodiest ever recorded.
So why does Averie conform to attend a cocktail party within the related mansion the place the bloodbath happened? She wishes the money that’s why. yet, she will get even more than a paycheck whilst she and one other mysterious visitor transports again to the 12 months 1859, precisely one month earlier than the grotesque occasion. issues pass from undesirable to worse whilst she discovers the one long ago house is to forestall the murders. yet can she positioned her fears apart lengthy sufficient to alter the previous and locate existence within the position she fears the main?
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And the key lay in the small, blood- spattered notebook now locked in a desk drawer in Lieutenant Colonel John Holliday’s study. The notebook was the gift of an ex-priest named Helder Rodrigues, dying in Holliday’s arms on the island of Corvo in the distant Azores. The gift came with a codicil, however: use it wisely, use it well or use it not at all. The Templar treasure Rodrigues had revealed to Holliday and Peggy that day in the furious rain had been great enough; the secret revealed within the bloody notebook was a million times greater.
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