In her latest novel, internationally bestselling author Barbara Wood ventures into the world of American technology and alternative healing. When three people turn up dead after taking an ancient Chinese herbal remedy, healer Charlotte Lee suddenly finds herself in a race to find some answers before more people die Print ads .
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BARBARA WOOD is the international bestselling author of 26 acclaimed novels, including New York Times bestseller Domina. Her work has been translated into over 30 languages. Barbara lives in Riverside, California.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
The phone jarred Charlotte out of a deep sleep.
As she reached to answer it, she looked at her bedside clock. Six P.M. She hadn’t slept well the past few nights, so she had come home from the lab and stretched out for a short nap. To her surprise, she had slept through the rainy afternoon.
The caller was Desmond. His words dropped like bombshells: “Charlotte, you’d better get down here right away. There’s been another one.”
She was instantly awake. “A third?" The room was dark; she turned on the bedside lamp. “How bad?”
“Like the others. The victim died.”
She closed her eyes. Dear God. “I’m on my way.”
“Charlie. One more thing. There are picketers out front.”
She squinted at her rain-washed window. “In this weather?” “Some of them are holding up the Chalk Hill picture.”
Her stomach did a somersault. “Oh no, Des,” she whispered.
“I just wanted to warn you so it didn’t come as a shock.”
She hung up the phone and hurried into the bathroom, as if trying to run from Desmond’s shocking announcement. They had the picture. The Chalk Hill Research Lab incident. Charlotte’s waking nightmare.
As she stood beneath the coldest shower she could tolerate, the spray set on full force, Charlotte pushed thoughts of Chalk Hill from her mind―the picture had come back to haunt her, as she had feared that someday it would―and tried to analyze the strange dream that had visited her during the nap: her grandmother saying, “We descend from a long line of motherless daughters. Always, at one time in our lives, our mothers guide us from Beyond. Someday, Charlotte-ah, you will hear your mother’s voice speak to you, as I once heard mine. ”
“But how will I recognize it?” Charlotte had asked in the dream. “My mother died when I was a baby. I’ve never heard her speak.”
“You will recognize her with your heart, not with your ears.”
“And when will this happen?”
“When the time comes. ”
It hadn’t been only a dream; it was also a memory. Charlotte’s grandmother had spoken those prophetic words over ten years ago. Charlotte was still waiting to hear her mother’s voice.
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