File Size: 4464KB
Print Length: 424 pages
Publication Date: March 1, 2015
Source: I read this book free through Amazon Unlimited
Another great read by one of my favorite writers, Robert Parry. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. It is the story of a woman's desperate search for her daughter. Her daughter was reported to be dead among other dead members of an occultist group. The members' charred remains was discovered among the rubble of the building they were living in. Deborah Peters is the mother of Penelope, "Poppy" Peters.. Deborah Peters is the ex wife of Hugh Peters, a newspaper tycoon and she is a very well known and well loved clairvoyant Their only daughter, Poppy had recently left home to live with an occultist group that is focused on doomsday and preys on Europe's wealthiest citizens. When the bodies of some of this group were found, it was assumed that Poppy was one of the dead. Hugh accepts that his daughter is dead, but Deborah does not believe that Poppy died in the fire. Because of her clairvoyance she just knows deep within her soul that her beloved Poppy is still alive.
Hugh begins to make Deborah's life a living hell. He blames her for influencing Poppy to make bad choices. He makes vicious accusations and does his best to turn admirers against her. He goes as far as claiming that she is insane. With his influential power, he makes sure that there is something on every paper's front page on a daily basis. He even employs a particularly despicable reporter to follow her around. The reporter manages to always be around to take photo's of her for the newspapers when she is looking her worst. To make matters worse, Deborah is also betrayed by her best friend, because she marries Hugh. Deborah eventually hits rock bottom.
Deborah is determined to find her daughter. Along the way she meets Herman "Manny" Grace, a magician. Manny is drawn to her and doesnt know why, but he gets deeply involved with finding Poppy. Over time Deborah runs out of things to sell and she becomes destitute and a mere shell of the wealthy lady she used to be. Just as Manny gets information about Poppy's possible whereabouts, he and Deborah are separated and he cannot get in touch with her. In an effort to find out if Poppy is at Castle Schloss Lethe, Manny makes the decision on his own to infiltrate the group and pretend to be a new follower. What he discovers is taking place in this remote place is shocking
This is an awesome Gothic Victorian tale. It is a nice, long read that will keep you engaged from the first page until the end. As you read this book you will have a hundred questions, but I assure you that you will not be disappointed with the answers. And, all of them will be answered.