The Lincoln Room
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Alexaundra Jerdan has returned to Highlands. Born and raised here in the
local orphanage, she left after her high school to pursue a college degree that
led to a career as a stockbroker. But the hectic pace of New York and dog-eat-dog
way of business were not for her, so she's returned to her hometown to find
peace and quiet, and begin a new career... in writing.
The need for research leads her to the town library where she finds solitude in
The Lincoln Room. Most of the townspeople avoid this room... it's reputed to be
haunted by a host of women who have died here by means of a secret rite.
But Alexaundra isn't afraid of ghosts so the empty room suits her perfectly.
She's able to dive into her research without interruption. Then a librarian
assistant brings her a book found in the stacks. A diary that belonged to one of
the women who died in that room.
Seth Kizer is Highland's handsome sheriff. He's dedicated to his job. He's proud
to be a Kizer, and he's relentless in one thing--warning Alex to stay away from
the Lincoln Room. Will his warnings--as well as his family's secret--prevent him
from getting close to Alex once she learns the truth about her hometown's
At first intrigued, Alexaundra is soon horrified at what she finds written in
the diary, and tosses it aside, determined not to read further...that is, until
the ghosts of the women who have died there begin to appear to her. All of them
have the same plea – they want her to read the diary. They want her to
understand what happened to them. They want her to know that the ritual has not
stopped, and she is the only person who can help the next woman to be
sacrificed...the one who got away..
- “History, suspense, romance... This book has it
all! Valerie J. Patterson really knows how to hook a reader -- so don’t
start THE LINCOLN ROOM at night if you plan on getting any sleep!” -
Steve Hamilton, Edgar Award-Winning Author of A
- “...THE LINCOLN ROOM is an amazing read. Valerie
Patterson has a talent for keeping the reader guessing. Mystery, suspense
and a few ghosts make this a deliciously eerie way to spend a dark evening.”
- Jan Douglas, Reviewer for Writers Unlimited
- “...I could SEE and SMELL THE LINCOLN ROOM. This
isn’t a book to read on a dark day, especially not in a spooky old room in
the library -- save it for a sunny day by the pool when you have friends
nearby.” - Karen Treanor, New Mystery Reader
Magazine. 4 Stars.
- “...not an ordinary ghost tale. It’s a spine
tingling, blood curdling, mega creepy, addictive story that keeps you
turning the pages to see what new fact will be revealed, what new shock is
in store for Alexaundra.” - Magda Jozsa,
author of SHERLOCK HOLMES ON THE WILD FRONTIER.