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The Housekeeper

by Melanie Wallace

One act of kindness by an orphaned teenage runaway, leads to an unpredicatable series of horrors, in a novel in which the prose echoes the brutality of nature. This story explores the reality of a wintry rural wilderness and the locals that are a product of that harsh landscape. A gripping read, and a thriller not for the faint-hearted..

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They came on through the snowstorm as though they were the the only two on the planet, came on through the immediacy of the moment that had reduced them to bone and sinew and breath, broke out onto the knoll from which they could barely discern the merry-go-round and, exhausted, had no presence of mind to notice the dog ahead of them noising at a mound where no mound had been.

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