When four patients unexpectedly wake after being declared dead, their families are ecstatic and the word “miracle” begins to be whispered throughout the hospital. But the jubilation is short lived when the patients don’t respond to their names and insist they are different people. It is suggested all four are suffering from fugue states until one of the doctors recognizes a name and verifies that he not only knew the girl but was there when she died in 1992. It soon becomes obvious that the bodies of the four patients are now inhabited by the souls of people long dead.
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About the Author
P.D. Cacek has published over a hundred short stories and five published novels. A past Guest Lecturer at the Odyssey Writing Camp, Cacek’s horror, fantasy and science fiction stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies since going professional in the late 90’s. She is also proud of the book she recently co-edited, with Laura J. Hickman, the charity anthology, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, with all proceeds going to The Jimmy Fund of the DANA-BARBER Cancer Institute. Cacek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Creative Writing Option from the University of California at Long Beach and is a certified Wilderness Survival Instructor. A native Westerner, Cacek divides her time between Arvada, CO – which looks own on the Mile High city – and Phoenixville, PA – only a short walk from the Colonial Theater where the famous “Run Screaming From Theatre” scene in THE BLOB was filmed. When not writing, she can often been found with THE PATIENT CREATURES (www.creatureseast.com), a group of costumed storytellers. AWARDS: Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction 1996 (Metalica) World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction 1998 (Dust Motes)
What a wonderfully warped book.
First let’s look at the cover. It attracts your eyes and really makes you think about what this book could be about. It has such depth that it really does make you want to pick it up. I know of I saw it in my local shop it would catch my attention.
Even without a catchy cover this book has so many great points.
Characters are thought out and you really can feel the horror that those poor souls must feel when they are thought to be healed.
The plot is one I have not really seen a lot of and it makes it stand out even more. It is unique and while it is somewhat medical related it goes way beyond what I would have expected.
The writing style you could tell how much love was put into it to make it the best book it could be. Both the author and publisher have went far beyond my wildest dreams when I agreed to take part on this tour mainly based off the cover.