Wide Open

Wide Open

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When Sergeant Hallie Michaels comes back to South Dakota from Afghanistan on ten days' compassionate leave, her sister Dell's ghost is waiting at the airport to greet her. The sheriff says that Dell's death was suicide, but Hallie doesn't believe it. Friends and family, mourning Dell's loss, think Hallie's letting her grief interfere with her judgment. The only person who seems willing to listen is the deputy sheriff, Boyd Davies, who shows up everywhere and helps Hallie when he doesn't have to. As Hallie asks more questions, she attracts new ghosts, women who disappeared without a trace. Soon, someone's trying to beat her up, burn down her father's ranch, and stop her investigation. Hallie's going to need Boyd, her friends, and all the ghosts she can find to defeat an enemy who has an unimaginable ancient power at his command.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 28.7mm | 376.48g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0765328984
  • 9780765328984
  • 1,038,482

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Praise for "Wide Open"
""Wide Open" is a good read--full of sound and fury, ghosts and fire. A tough, tenacious heroine who relies on guts and brains rather than awesome cosmic superpowers. I loved it. Deborah Coates is a storyteller in the best sense of the word."
--Patricia Briggs, "New York Times" bestselling author of "River Marked"""Twin Peaks" meets Dean Koontz... Deborah Coates offers a pitch-perfect sense of place, an uncanny knack for dialogue, and a complex heroine who's mad, sad, tenacious, and tough--exactly the person you'd pick to investigate your own murder."
--Sharon Shinn, author of "Troubled Waters""A great blast of fresh air. From the intimate story of a young woman haunted by forces both natural and supernatural, to the grand scope of godlike elementals, Deborah Coates demonstrates a sure storytelling hand.... "Wide Open" is the impressive debut of a distinct new voice in fantasy."
--Greg van Eekhout, author of "Norse Code"
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About Deborah Coates

DEBORAH COATES lives in Ames, Iowa and works for Iowa State University. Her short fiction has appeared in "Asimov's" and "Strange Horizons," as well as "Year's Best Fantasy 6," "Best Paranormal Romance," and "Best American Fantasy."
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1,084 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 12% (133)
4 38% (413)
3 32% (349)
2 14% (148)
1 4% (41)
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