Cape Times - - BOOKS - – Jen­nifer Crocker

Mikel San­ti­ago (R258)

Si­mon & Schus­ter

Peter Harper is on the run, from him­self. The ac­claimed mu­si­cian and com­poser has been through a messy di­vorce and seeks the quiet of the out­skirts of a small Ir­ish vil­lage to re­cover his equi­lib­rium. It’s a nice enough house and he set­tles in by mak­ing friends with a re­tired Amer­i­can cou­ple named Leo and Marie Ko­gan. He also slots into vil­lage live and forms a re­la­tion­ship of sorts with a young woman who runs the lo­cal shop and hos­tel, Jude. Then he gets hit by light­ning and strange things be­gin to hap­pen to him. Dreams that seem to be too real to be dreams. Dreams of hor­ror and blood. Peter is con­vinced that some­thing real is about to hap­pen. Things come to a head when his chil­dren ar­rive from Hol­land.

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