CAN YOU BARGAIN WITH THE DEAD?
Generations of ghosts have their own agendas in this haunting supernatural horror novel.
1st Place Runner up: Literary Fiction Award - The Paranormal Awards 2014.
Winner: Supernatural Book of the Year 2012 TURNING THE PAGES.
Alicia was everything to Adrian Bolt; long overdue success finally afforded him the dream of taking her to Germany. They purchased Castle Verliege while vacationing there. It was the optimal atmosphere for a writer. Their life took a new direction. A ghostly world lay in wait for anyone living within the walls of the castle; waiting, watching for eternity to keep the Mueller name upon its registers.
Verliege, a chilling supernatural and international crime mystery, begins at Arlette Mansion in the mountains of West Virginia. Prisoner and author Adrian Bolt was transferred there accused of the horrific murder of his wife. She was found brutally murdered by an antique sword. His conviction by a German court was as swift as the sword that killed her. Adrian had not spoken since her death ...until... Dr. James Pellitere was able to break his silence.
A deal was offered to Pellitere. Traveling to Germany with a paranormal investigative team they searched for evidence that would clear Adrian and prove him innocent. While at the castle, Pellitere is confronted by the supernatural residents. A battle begins over the secret of the nine and a prophecy is in jeopardy of becoming unfulfilled.
"...Like Gilman, Hodgson, and Lovecraft, the richness of dialog is not lacking in Rivers's prose...Rivers does not so much stand upon the shoulders of these giants as he rubs elbows with them."
- Amy K. Marshall, Staff Reviewer, Dark River Press
"...A complex ghost story... that is dark and frightening and disturbing in so many ways...well-written, deftly plotted and continually surprising."
- Sandy Penny, Founder of SweetMysteryBooks.com
"...I couldn't put the story aside..."Verliege" is a fast-paced supernatural mystery/thriller which keeps readers simultaneously intrigued and guessing "What's next?"