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Cornelia Read, the acclaimed author of A FIELD OF DARKNESS, THE CRAZY SCHOOL and INVISIBLE BOY now has a fourth installment in her Madeline Dare series....



Valley of Ashes

Valley of Ashes

Now Available!

"There's an inevitable sense of doom throughout, which Read doles out in perfectly proportioned doses."
   —Publishers Weekly

Madeline Dare trades New York's gritty streets for the tree-lined avenues of Boulder, Colorado when her husband Dean lands a promising job. Madeline, now a full-time homemaker and mother to beautiful toddler twin girls, has achieved everything she thought she always wanted, but with her husband constantly on the road, she's fighting a losing battle against the Betty Friedan riptide of suburban/maternal exhaustion, angst, and sheer loneliness. A new freelance newspaper gig helps her get her mojo back, but Boulder isn't nearly as tranquil as it seems: there's a serial arsonist at large in the city. As Madeline closes in on the culprit, the fires turn deadly—and the stakes tragically personal. She'll need every ounce of strength and courage she has to keep the flames from reaching her own doorstep, threatening all she holds most dear.

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