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About the Book
The Invisibles; Rachel Dacus
Adult; Suspense; 393 Pages
Time Fold Books (November 1, 2019)
What do you do when you can see invisible people?
If you’re free-spirited Saffron, you try to help them move along. Until one of them tries to move her along into The Room Over There.
Saffron and her older sister Elinor couldn’t be more different. Always independent, Saffron has a genius for creative living, but when her judgmental sister interfered in her love life two years ago, Saffron shut her out.
Ever since nine-year-old Saffron came to live with Elinor and her mother, the sisters have been rivals and opposites. Their competition reignites when they inherit Casa Magni, a cottage on the Italian coast, from their father. They struggle for control of the inheritance, but secretly each wishes to mend their broken sisterhood. Alternately arguing and compromising their way through the Italian countryside, they discover the house not only needs renovation but is haunted.
When big repairs stall the sale that Elinor’s pushing, Italy’s magic surrounds them with fun, unexpected loves, and even harmony — until one shocking night, when everything changes and one sister must make a harrowing choice.
“Charming and scary” …”A bookish mystery and ghost story”, perfect for fans of JoJo Moyes and Kristin Hannah.
Immerse yourself in this tale of sisters and spirits, love and secrets, in the magic setting of Italy.
About the Author
Rachel Dacus writes about women and relationships, with a touch of the supernatural. Her newest book, THE INVISIBLES, is a story of sisterhood and sacrifice, set in a dilapidated and haunted cottage on the northern Italian coast. In her first novel, THE RENAISSANCE CLUB, A 17th century artist meets his superfan from the future, and their love transforms history — but can it give them a future? Rachel Dacus’s poetry has appeared in four collections and many anthologies. Her most recent poetry collection is ARABESQUE. Rachel lives in Northern California with her husband and a tiny but mighty Silky Terrier. She’s a member of the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association, Romance Writers of America, and Authors18. Learn more at racheldacus.net.
Family secrets, mystery, a charming Italian village, and estranged half-sisters come together in Rachel Dacus’ new Women’s Fiction title, The Invisibles.
Saffron and Elinor couldn’t be more opposite. Saffron is carefree, irresponsible, and somewhat unstable. She also sees the dead, including the ghost of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. She’s a pro at avoiding being an adult and frequently falls in and out of love – almost always with the wrong man. By contrast, Elinor has no idea how to unwind, relax, or be other than overbearing and controlling. She’s proud of her mid-level position at a local hospital but she’s tired of saving Saffron.
Their father’s death throws the women together to solve a final riddle – one that reveals a long-held secret and the one thing that might finally help the two find their way forward. Together.
Ms. Dacus has a talent for writing lyrical prose and creating deep settings and well-built characters, and The Invisibles is another feather in her cap. Four-stars for this recommended read.
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