My workspace is located in my living room, which is where family life happens. The desk is an oak beast of a thing that used to belong to the Air Force, according to a brass ID label still nailed to the front. Being the daughter of a retired USAAF pilot, I find sentimental value in this detail. Amid the predictable contents (to-dos for three novels, bills, preschool applications, coupons, strong tea, and myriad sticky notes), you will also find a pen cup from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, empty cardboard chocolate wrappers, an old fashioned paper calendar (having lost too many electronic versions), and confiscated toys. Oh, and on the floor: two of my three writing assistants who, as you can see, earn what I pay them.
Who will you trust when dark waters rise?
Eagle’s Talon is an architectural marvel—shining residential units afloat in a protected cove of the gorgeous Rondeau River. The project is nearly complete, partially occupied, and ready to make investors rich when a sinkhole gives way. Then torrential rains and a flood leave a ragged collection of builders, investors, and residents stranded in one floating building, cut off from the rest of the world.
They’re bitterly divided over what to do next.
Architect Vance Nolan insists they should sit tight and wait for rescue. Developer Tony Dean wants to strike out into the darkness. And single mom Danielle Clement, desperate to protect her young son, Simeon, struggles to hold their motley band together.
Power failure, a pall of unnatural daytime darkness, explosions in the distance, then a murder ratchet tensions to a boiling point. But Danielle’s young son, Simeon, has spotted something strange underwater—beautiful, shifting lights in the dark water below.
In this watery world where everyone’s secrets will eventually come to light, salvation may mean more than just getting out alive.
Erin Healy is the best-selling co-author of “Burn” and “Kiss” (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning editor for numerous best-selling authors. She has received wide acclaim for her novels “Never Let You Go”, “The Baker’s Wife”, “House of Mercy”, and “Afloat”. She and her family live in Colorado. Erin can be contacted through her website ErinHealy.com or through Facebook at erinhealybooks. Find out more about Erin at her website.