Someone has been getting away with murder for over 100 years in the small town of Hurston, Ohio. But the wrong person has been convicted of those murders every time. In 2018, Cassie Meadows is on her way to school when a bright flash comes out of nowhere, and she wakes in millionaire Randy Davis’s body with blood on her hands…the blood of Randy’s wife, who lies in a pool of crimson in the bathtub with her throat slit. Meanwhile, an old man everyone calls Jimmy Williams raves that he’s the real Randy Davis as he lives out his days in a ward for the criminally insane. In 1914, young Helen Hawkins is unloved and repetitively abused by her father, who is also the town’s pastor. Her only escape is in her dreams, where she wakes in others’ bodies, living other lives, but when her dreams turn out to be reality, the tables are turned on her father. In a story where no one is who they seem, how can Cassie, the latest victim accused of a murder she didn’t commit, end the cycle?
MY INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR!
1. When did you know that you wanted to be an author?
For years! I’ve been writing since I was about 11.
2. What inspired you to write this book?
The opening chapter was based on a dream I had where a young girl woke up in a man’s body with blood on her hands. Running water in the background was bad news for her.
3. If you could sell this book in one sentence what would it be?
Someone has been getting away with murder for 100 years, and no one is who they seem.
4. What are you up to next?
I have two finished manuscripts going through edits with my writer groups. They are a women’s fiction book and a modern-day romance, totally different from this novel, and more along the lines with what I usually write.
5. Who is your biggest inspiration?
My writer friends! We support each other as we read and edit each other’s stuff.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cynthia Hilston is a stay-at-home mom of three young kids, happily married, and lives in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Writing has always been like another child to her. After twenty years of waltzing in the world of fan fiction, she stepped away to do her debut dance with original works of fiction. Visit her website at http://www.cynthiahilston.com for more information.
In her spare time – what spare time? – she devours books, watches Supernatural and Outlander, pets her orange kitty, looks at the stars, drinks wine or coffee with good friends, and dreams of what other stories she wishes to tell.
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