Hawaii is her refuge …
Until the past comes knocking.
Thirty three years ago, Selkie Moon lost her mother. Soon she began to feel things – invisible things – so her step-mother shut her in the bathroom until they were gone.
Now in a mad dash for freedom, Selkie has reclaimed her birth name and escaped her controlling family to rebuild her life in Hawaii with the help of some quirky new friends. But her refuge begins to unravel until she’s running from something else entirely. A voice in a dream warns: Someone is trying to kill you. Then a woman’s face appears in Selkie’s bathroom mirror, a mirror once owned by an old kahuna. Entangled in local superstition and folklore, Selkie’s visions become so strange and frightening they begin to lift the lid on long-buried secrets.
What really happened on the beach thirty three years ago?
Why did Selkie’s step-mother rename her Elkie?
And why won’t her father talk about it?
As her reality crumbles around her, Selkie must learn to trust her psychic twinges and question every assumption her life is built upon.
Before time runs out.
Thus begins a journey of self-discovery. As Selkie uncovers one secret after another, can she summon the courage and resourcefulness to survive each one?
And beyond her feelings of shock and betrayal, there may be unexpected redemption: to embrace the gift she’s forgotten, to understand the lies surrounding her childhood, to face the truth about herself and embrace the surprising new life that is calling her …
You’ll love this magical coming-of-age journey, rich with unique characters, a strong sense of place and a touch of romance – because everyone wants to see a woman under pressure find the inner strength to win.
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King beautifully weaves a tale filled with Celtic, Hawaiian and even Australian influences to create an informative, magical adventure of one woman finding her true self. Read more >