Seven-year-old Olivia Baxter and her dog vanish while playing in the front yard of her family's home. After a week of searching, Olivia's body was suddenly found in the closet, even after the police had thoroughly investigated the home.
Ethan Franco is a troubled journalist working for the Washington Gazette. His inability to move on from the past has deflated the passion he had for his career, causing him to lose his edge. Frustrated with Ethan Franco, but not wanting to lose his once star journalist, Editor-in-Chief, Jameson Stone assigns him a story to cover as a last chance to prove he could be the reporter he once was.
Ethan Franco begins his investigation into the mysterious death of Olivia Baxter and other unexplained disappearances, believing there may be a connection in the cases. No sooner did Franco begin his investigation then he realizes he is being tailed by government agencies.
Large footprints in the woods, strange sounds, foul stenches, and a looming government presence become pieces of the puzzle in cases of the missing.
Inspired by real events, the author of the Bohemian Grove trilogy and the Apocalypse brings forth a story that has been kept a secret for over a century -- a story that a large group of people is still trying to keep under wraps.
I am stunned at how unequivocally impeccable this book was written. Unless the reader reads the book backwards there is no possible way to decipher what is going to happen next in the story. As a reader, this story had me so creeped out. Clusters is one of those types of books that will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck and you will start to hear noises that might or might not be there. It will rattle your nerves yet you will be hooked from the beginning unable to put the book down. The book was influenced by real missing cases though a work of fiction yet what parts? As the author states in the last century and a half thousands of people have just completely vanished in national forests with no trace of them to ever be found again strangely happening in clusters. The characters occur sufficiently developed many express amiable personalities having a probability that you will personally get attached to them. I did. Placed at the completion of certain chapters the author intertwined true missing cases. I applaud T.M. Williams at writing such a remarkably unique story. The forests remain mysterious places to a lot of us. As Mark Twain said "truth is stranger than fiction" maybe the conclusion to this story is not far from the truth. That would explain a lot. You should read this book. Everybody should read it. It is not a book to miss.
T.M. Williams began her writing career by accident when a song inspired a story. Once she discovered the writing bug she couldn't stop. Since starting her writing career late in 2012, she has gone on to write several more novels, including two Amazon best-sellers.
Genre: Experimental Fiction and Non-Fiction
To stay up-to-date on her work, book-signings, and events, you can follow her on her website or her blog.
She is published by AZ Publishing Svcs. Undead Winter, the novella, is a self-published piece.