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About the author:
Linda Merlino is a long-hand writer. Once upon a time life kicked her off the writer's path and led her to pursue a more practical profession. Life asked her to hang up her pen, but she could not obey.
The fiction in her head eventually turned into words on a yellow legal pad and as a mother she began to write anywhere, any time. No place was her scared space. She wrote in her car during soccer practices, under an umbrella on rain-drenched sidelines, in fast food restaurants and in chain hotels.
Hudson Catalina filled a carton in her back seat among soccer balls and tailgate paraphernalia, eventually finding its way onto her computer.
Linda was born outside of Boston and has made her home in Connecticut for the past several years. Her children are grown and it is to them that she dedicates her writing.
One day has the power to change a life forever…
During a Nor'easter that pounds Cape Ann, Massachusetts, Hudson Catalina--wife, mother and breast cancer victim--makes her regular chemotherapy treatment despite a loss of hope, then sets off in the family's old pickup to find all-occasion decorations for her daughter's fifth birthday party.
But fate has other plans for Hudson.
At Whales Market, she meets Willy Wu, an autistic grocery cart collector, and Ruby Desmond, the storeowner. Destiny has brought the three together to be taken hostage by a killer more brutal than any form of cancer.
Now Hudson Catalina must face her darkest fear--her demon…death.
Previously published as Belly of the Whale in hardcover by Kunati Books Inc.
- Publication Date:
- 1926997905 / 9781926997902
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Suspense