Alice May Parker moves with her family to the sleepy town of Pacific Grove after her Mom dies, but little does she know the strange and terrifying events to come. When she falls into the bay during a kayaking trip, she is rescued from drowning by the mysterious Henry Raphael. Handsome, old fashioned and cordial, he is unlike any other boy she has known before. Intelligent and romantic, he sees straight into her soul. Soon Alice and Henry are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance until she finds out that Henry is not all what he seems. . .
"A supernatural mystery, a coming of age story with romance, faith and hope. The biggest theme in the novel is what it means to be alive, focusing on Alice as she tries to navigate her grief for her mother, her new relationship, and her family. As history, a curse and ghosts plague the town, life and death are tackled in a unique way. Tony Lee Moral doesn't shy away from his characters questioning belief, and they are confronted with whether they need to see to believe, or believe to see. The plot comes full circle by the end, but the last page will leave you wanting more. It's clear this is just the beginning for Alice. A must read with strong prose that carries an eerie undercurrent, slowly delving into details as the mystery unfolds." - Liz Konkel “An enjoyable adventure story filled with love, angst and ghosts.” – Writing Times “Moral has a great story, with twists and turns that keep the reader turning the pages. It is part love story, part thriller – hardly surprising given Moral’s previous work. The magical realism is a new diversion. . . It’s clever.” – Julia Webb Harvey “This book is a great read for anyone who loves a great ghost story or paranormal romance.” – Debbie McClure “I loved the setting of this novel – Monterey, CA. It definitely added to the story and felt real. I liked Henry and some of the other characters.” – The Story Sanctuary Voted among 13 Ghost stories to read and enjoy on Halloween – The Treasured Bookshelf "I was impressed by the reader friendly writing style and the way the author blends the past and present in a haunting tale. Beginning with Alice May being rescued from near drowning, the tale takes readers into a paranormal adventure that will have them turning the pages and falling into this story." - P.S. Winn About the Author Tony Lee Moral is a mystery and suspense writer who has written three books on the works of Alfred Hitchcock; The Making of Hitchcock's The Birds, Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie and Alfred Hitchcock's Movie Making Masterclass. He is the author of two published novels and writes for film and television. After working in Monterey and Pacific Grove, California for two years for National Geographic Television he was inspired to write The Haunting of Alice May which is the first in a series of Ghost Maven novels. The book was written with Hitchcock's principles of suspense, character and plot in mind which Tony details in his book Alfred Hitchcock's Movie Making Masterclass - a how to write a screenplay manual which can be applied to writing novels. Growing up in Hastings, England, Tony has always been inspired by the sea and moving to Monterey, California was the perfect backdrop to write his novel, as Monterey is the oldest town in California and rich in folklore and the supernatural. Tony has three more novels in the process of being published. You can find out more about his work on his personal website: www.tonyleemoralbooks.com and www.ghostmaven.com