Obsession Never Dies in Cassondra Windwalker’s new book, HOLD MY PLACE, coming out January 25, 2022 from Black Spot Books.
When librarian Sigrun falls head-over-heels for the sophisticated and very married Edgar Leyward, she never expects to find herself in his bed—or his heart. Nevertheless, when his enigmatic wife Octavia dies from a sudden illness, Sigrun finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance worthy of the most lurid novels on her bookshelves. Sigrun soon discovers Octavia wasn’t Edgar’s first lost love, or even his second. Three women Edgar has loved met early deaths. As she delves into her beloved’s past through a trove of discovered letters, the edges of Sigrun identity begin to disappear, fading into the women of the past.
Sigrun tells herself it’s impossible for any dark magic to be at play—that the dead can’t possibly inhabit the bodies of the living—but something shadowy stalks the halls of the Leyward house and the lines between the love of the present and the obsessions of the past become increasingly blurred—and bloody.
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About the Author
Cassondra Windwalker is the author of the novels Idle Hands, Preacher Sam, and Bury the Lead, in addition the full-length poetry collections The Almost-Children and tide tables with god. Her short-form work regularly appears in literary jouornals and wins the odd award, including the Helen Kay Chapbook Award for her poetry chapbook, The Bench. She has lived in the South, the Midwest, and the West, and presently writes full-time from the Frozen North. She keeps company mostly with ghosts, literary characters, unwary wild animals, and her tolerant husband.