A Twisted Ladder
Psychologist Madeleine LeBlanc has spent her whole career trying to determine the cause of her father's schizophrenia. She always felt that if she could unravel the disease's origins, she could cure the man who left her and her brother, Marc, to practically raise themselves on the Louisiana Bayou. When Marc takes his own life, Madeleine embarks on a shocking journey into her family's history--fraught with dark secrets, conjured demons, and a powerful relative who puts Madeleine's own life and property in peril. The only way to she can save herself is to face the ghosts of the past, the dangers of the present, and the twisted ladder that links them all together.
- Paperback | 530 pages
- 104.14 x 165.1 x 30.48mm | 226.8g
- 31 Aug 2010
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"A phenomenal novel, a thriller with characters that are intriguing and real, a sublime plot, and all the right ingredients. This is a fabulous first book from an author who knows how to tell a story. I see an incredible future for her."-- Heather Graham, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Death Dealer" "Eerie and evocative, "A Twisted Ladder" provides scares and surprises galore."--Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of "The Surgeon" "Rhodi Hawk has reshaped Southern Gothic and made it her own. Alternately lyrical and disturbing, majestic and profoundly creepy, A Twisted Ladder sings with an unabashed love of the South even while lifting its rocks to reveal the decay and darkness lurking beneath." -- F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of the Reapirman Jack series "Rhodi Hawk's "A Twisted Ladder" is a novel of great power, a nasty Southern genre twister with a full dose of dark and light presented to us in fine controlled prose. It has all the great elements of Southern literature, but still manages to be be hip and hot underneath those Southern shadows. I haven't been thisimpressed with a new writer in quite some time."--Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Award-winning author of "The Bottoms"
About Rhodi Hawk
Rhodi Hawk began her career as a transcription linguist in U.S. Army Intelligence and later worked as a technical writer during the Internet boom. In 2007, she won the International Thriller Writer's Scholarship for "A Twisted Ladder," which is her first novel.