Gravestone: A Novel (Solitary Tales Series)

By Travis Thrasher

His worry Will quickly flip to Anger….
 
At first, Chris Buckley used to be easily warned. And watched. yet as Chris unravels the haunting riddles of the city of Solitary, he unearths that rather more than the lifetime of a city is at stake.
 
Whether dealing with a pastor with a home jam-packed with skeletons or a cousin he by no means knew existed, Chris is compelled to choose from gentle and darkness, existence and nightmarish demise. each selection he makes reminds him that the unthinkable has already happened—and if he trusts the inaccurate individual, it will possibly take place again.
 
This moment publication within the Solitary stories maintains Chris’s trip towards checking out who he's and what his personal position is within the darkness suffocating his tiny new homeland. jam-packed with surprising twists, Gravestone is a story of thrown right into a conflict over a city, a secret—and finally his personal soul.

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