Deaf Holly Summers uses her talent for lip-reading to help the Portland Police investigate a string of missing women until her daughter becomes the target of horror by a workplace enemy in this thrilling novel by bestselling author Graham Masterton.
There are no words... Holly Summers is deaf, but she "hears" thanks to her immense talent for lip-reading. A child welfare officer, Holly moonlights for the Portland, Oregon, police, using her unique gift to aid in criminal investigations -- including one into the case of a recent string of women who have vanished without a trace.
There is no sound... Witnessing unimaginable evil in the abuse cases she handles, Holly fights every day to salvage broken young lives. But her good works spark plenty of enemies; someone has targeted this avenging angel with a supernatural vow to harm her. And the terror begins when Holly's young daughter disappears.
There are no dreams as dark as the horrors some men do. Fending off the shadows of an unearthly predator and the very real threats facing a woman in a man's world, Holly must listen to her deepest instincts for survival -- to save the one person for whom she is living.
Graham Masterton has published more than thirty-five horror novels and three short story collections: his debut novel, The Manitou, was an instant bestseller. Among his recent critically acclaimed novels are The Devil in Gray, A Terrible Beauty, The Chosen Child, Trauma, Spirit, and Prey. He is an Edgar Award- and Bram Stoker Award-winner and a World Fantasy Award nominee. In addition to his prolific fiction career, Masterton is also renowned for his bestselling sex guides, including How to Drive Your Woman Wild in Bed and Wild Sex for New Lovers. Born in Edinburgh in 1946, he lives with his wife, Wiescka, in a Gothic mansion in Cork, Ireland, where he is currently working on his next horror novel. Visit his website at http://freespace.virgin.net/the.sleepless/masthome.htm.