Michael Pogach is the author of the Gothic thriller SLIP as well as the acclaimed Rafael Ward series of dystopian thrillers, beginning with THE SPIDER IN THE LAUREL (a Kindle Book Award finalist). He has been a speaker and panelist at numerous writers conferences and workshops, including AWP, the Montgomery County Community College Writers Conference, Story Fusion, the Arcadia University Returning Writers Program, and Transitions & Transactions. Michael is a professor of English and the Creative Writing program coordinator at Northampton Community College.
Byron hasn’t been home in years. It’s as much about escaping the memory of her dead mother, and the way her father has always blamed her, as it is about avoiding her curse—she can see the future, only a few seconds at a time, but she can’t ever change it.
But when her father dies suddenly, Byron does come home. A quick visit, she thinks—collect her inheritance, say hello to her childhood best friend, Chase, and be gone before morning. Except Chase is missing…and no one seems to be looking for her.
Desperate to find her friend, Byron instead uncovers a pattern of young women who’ve vanished from her hometown over the years—a pattern that points to her dead parents, and to the mysterious source of her visions. Now, with a killer closing in, Byron must learn to break her curse and change the future she’s seen. Her life—and Chase’s—depends on it.