Halo Effect, The

Genre: Fiction

Halo Effect, TheA Novel

In this tour de force, a father, shaken by tragedy, tries to avenge his daughter’s murder—and restore his family’s shattered life. It was supposed to be a typical October evening for renowned portrait artist Will Light. Over dinner of lamb tagine, his wife, Sophie, would share news about chorus rehearsals for the upcoming holiday concert, and their teenage daughter, Lucy, would chatter about French club and field hockey. Only Lucy never came home. Her body was found, days later, in the woods. The Eastern Seaboard town of Port Fortune used to be Will’s comfort. Now, there’s no safe harbor for him. Not even when Father Gervase asks Will to paint portraits of saints for the new cathedral. Using the townspeople as models, Will sees in each face only a mask of the darkness of evil. And he just might be painting his daughter’s killer. As Will navigates his rage and heartbreak, Sophie tries to move on; Father Gervase becomes an unexpected ally; and Rain, Lucy’s best friend, shrouds herself in a near-silent fugue. Their paths collide in a series of inextricably linked, dark, dangerous moments that could lead to their undoing…or to their redemption.

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Anne D. LeClaire

<p>Anne D. LeClaire is the bestselling author of <i>The Halo Effect</i>, <i>Entering Normal</i>, and <i>The Lavender Hour</i>, as well as her critically acclaimed and award-winning memoir, <i>Listening Below the Noise: The Transformative Power of Silence</i>. A former op-ed columnist, she’s been published in the <i>New York Times</i>, the <i>Boston Globe</i>, <i>Redbook</i>, <i>Yoga Journal</i>, and <i>Yankee Magazine</i>.</p><p>A distinguished fellow at the Ragdale Foundation, she teaches creative-writing workshops around the globe and leads popular seminars and workshops exploring silence, creativity, and deep listening. She has been a visiting lecturer at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Tennessee, and Columbia College and was a featured speaker at the Lincoln Center.</p><p>A former reporter, print journalist, radio broadcaster, and private pilot, she is the mother of two and lives with her husband on Cape Cod, where she leads silent retreats, practices yoga, and plays the washboard. For more information, visit the author at www.anneleclaire.com.</p>
Will Damron

Will Damron studied acting at Middlebury College, and has performed Off-Broadway and in regional theater throughout the Northeast and Southern Virginia. He is also a fiction writer, and lives in Los Angeles.
Karen Peakes

Karen Peakes lives in Merchantville, New Jersey, and works primarily onstage in theatres in and around Philadelphia. She has also worked with the Folger Theatre in DC, and can be heard in several of the Folger's audio recordings of Shakespeare plays. She is a proud mom to Owen and married to actor Ian Peakes.

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