Set in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina, the story follows Lily McKinley as she uncovers the mystery behind her father’s untimely death. Born with a rare gift referred to as “the sight,” Lily learns to embrace her talent after intense and overwhelming experiences. Talking to Shadows is a refreshing journey of self-discovery through anguish and acceptance. Lily teaches us to understand parts of ourselves that we didn’t always know how to define or express. Growing up with a mother whose sense of reality would be questioned by most, Lily had yearned for stability in her youth. She vowed to raise her daughter, Sarah, much differently. When Sarah dies in a freak accident, Lily finds herself alone and still dealing with her mother’s insanity as she retreats to the one place she knows as home. In the serene mountains of North Carolina, she begins to have visions and communications with energies outside her known world. At first she is quite fearful and hesitant to respond, but ultimately uncovers the mystery behind her father’s so-called accidental death three decades earlier.
“Sharon B. Webb has created a brilliantly articulated story that invites us to rethink our definitions of normalcy and offers readers an enticing mix of heartache and revelation in this tale of a young woman whose life threatens to spiral out of control,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing, LLC. “Packaged with beautiful prose and captivating characters, with the compassion of Nicholas Sparks and the danger of Stephen King lurking beneath the surface, readers will be clamoring for more after turning the final page.”
Sharon B. Webb began her writing career at the age of eleven, when she won her first author’s award for an original work of poetry. Her articles have regularly appeared in local magazines and periodicals. Talking to Shadows was inspired by childhood memories and stories of eccentric ancestors who were gifted with “the sight.” A wife, mother, and grandmother, she lives in North Carolina and divides her time between the mountains and the coast.
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