Savant Books Announces the Release of Lynne McKelvey's Novel, "A Real Daughter" in eBook Format

Savant Books and Publications LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, is pleased to announce the release of Lynne McKelvey's new psychological horror novel, "A Real Daughter" as an Amazon Kindle eBook.
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Lynne McKelvey's A REAL DAUGHTER
Lynne McKelvey's A REAL DAUGHTER
HONOLULU - Sept. 11, 2018 - PRLog -- When her infant daughter Sarah unexpectedly dies, Claire, feeling blame, reinvents herself as a landscape gardener in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Claire imagines Sarah still alive, marking her birthdays, Christmas, first day of school—as if Sarah never died.

Remarrying, Claire acquires a step-daughter, eight-year-old Mandy—about the age Sarah would be had she lived. Part vamp, part jealous, bossy and troubled, Mandy is nothing like Sarah, who still lives on in Claire's imagination.

As Claire lives two lives—one real, one imagined—the clash between the two daughters threatens to destroy her, releasing the demons she has managed, so far, to hold at bay. As the story hurtles towards its harrowing ending, Claire must choose between her new life and her haunted past.

"A Real Daughter is the real thing: a compelling, psychologically astute inquiry into the seismic shifts of one, uneasily blending California family haunted by the past."

         - Cristina Garcia, novelist, "Dreaming in Cuban," National Book Award finalist

"Has a Maupassant quality of horror artfully restrained—until it isn't … Masterful writing and storytelling … Deeply unnerving."

         - Hilary Reyl, novelist, "Lessons in French"

"The writing is luscious and chilling. Expect to be afraid—and then horrified."

         - Mary Morrissey, novelist, "Mother of Pearl," Lannan Literary Award for Fiction

At age fourteen, Lynne McKelvey won Seventeen magazine's short story contest. Then, after earning degrees in English at Harvard and UC Santa Barbara and founding a singles club for people with advanced degrees, she veered off into academia, returning only recently to writing fiction. A native Southern Californian, she now divides her time between Pacific Palisades and Washington DC, where she dotes on her four grandsons.

"It's really cool being an author debutante," says McKelvey. "I did a lot of living before this work was finally published."

by Lynne McKelvey
316 pages
Re-released as an eBook by Savant Books and Publications September 2018
Suggested eBook Retail Price $US 7.95

The book is now available in printed softcover and Amazon Kindle eBook from at

The printed softcover version also can be purchased at a discount through the Publisher's Store online at, and is also available from Savant Bookstore Honolulu for in-store pickup and/or online softcover/eBook ordering at suggested retail price - for location, hours and to order online see

Distributed by Savant Distribution (, this work is also available from other major distribution outlets including Amazon Extended Distribution and Ingram Books.

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