Guest blog by L.M. Pruitt
Life in a Small Town
I’ll admit to being fascinated with small towns—not enough to live in one (I’m way too committed to Publix and Walmart and other big city conveniences) but enough to write about them pretty frequently. Two of my four series are set in fictional small towns, one in Georgia, the other in West Virginia. Silk, while not a series, is also set in a fictional small town, and like my other small towns, has a multitude of secrets—and sins—under the surface.
Such as the fact that the Wessons are the perfect couple for eleven months out of the year. However, come November, Doug can’t seem to crawl out of a bottle and Jill needs to have special “therapy sessions” with the local priest. Everyone in Silk knows this—but no one says anything. That would be rude.
And like in most small towns, manners trump everything.
Which is why Isiah and Marcie Graves are the perfect first couple—they’re young, attractive, intimately involved with community affairs and they’re school teachers. Every person in Silk loves them and wishes them nothing but the best. They’re what every teenage couple—and even some of the older ones—aspire to be.
Unlike Elias Crenshaw and Shephard Jackson.Alcoholic? Check. Drug addict? Check. Rampant, unapologetic sexual activity? Double check. There’s no doubt in any one’s mind that the chief of police and the owner of the single local bar are not good role models. Which is why it’s so annoying—at least to adults—how many teenagers think Elias and Shep are cool and awesome.
Those are only a few of the people populating the small town of Silk. There are other, far more sinister secrets lurking under the surface.And in the woods.
Release Date: April 19, 2016
They called it the murder tree.
In 1995, twenty kids went in to the woods. Only three came back.
There are monsters in the woods.
Twenty years later, what happened is still a mystery.
The monsters are back.
Now, the town of Silk faces its greatest threat in over two hundred years. No one is safe.
Not even the monsters.
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About the Author:
L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she's killed bamboo. Twice. She is the author of the Winged series, the Plaisir Coupable series, Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and Taken: A Frankie Post Novel.
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