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"...this is the beginning of a magical and frightening journey into the unknown world of his father's past..."
Homicide detective Stuart Haydon is intrigued when four photographs arrive anonymously in the mail, one each day for four consecutive days. Two of the photographs are of his father, two are of a stunningly beautiful, naked woman. All four had been taken fifty years ago. When the last photograph arrives on the fifth day, it is of Haydon himself, and it had been taken only two days previously. It is marked with a felt-tip pen to show the trajectory of a bullet and an explosion of blood from his head.
For Haydon this is the beginning of a magical and frightening journey into the unknown world of his father's past--and a frantic search for the killer who is stalking him. The search takes Haydon from Houston to Mexico City and into a world of dark obsessions that reach out of the past and into Haydon's own life...and heart.
"...a strangeness and beauty all its own."
Every novel I write leaves something of itself with me forever. The novel's mood, it's scenes, its characters and even its language remain in my head, and sometimes in my heart too. It's impossible for me to choose one of my books and call it my favorite because, like people, each novel has its own personality and faults and gifts, and each is meaningful to me in a way that only it can be. But often readers surprise me. They do have favorites, and In the Lake of the Moon has more than its share of admirers. There's nothing typical about this book. It has a strangeness and beauty all its own, and I'm delighted and gratified that many readers have been captivated by it.