Dark Aura

Dark Aura

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
New from the author of the highly acclaimed Murder Never Forgets.

With her genre-bending mix of literary and crime fiction, Diana O'Hehir again plots a mystery as intricate as the inner workings of the mind.

When an indigo child speaks, people listen. Allegedly radiating an unusual purplish glow, the extraordinary beings are mysterious and otherworldly. And when one of them, fifteen-yearold Tamina Kerry, falls off a ledge to her death, part-time Deputy Sheriff Carla Day investigates. Was her death an accident, suicide-or murder? Carla has experience with those who sometimes fall out of touch with reality, since her father, Professor Day, has early Alzheimer's. Like much of the town of Stanton Mills, California, he had befriended Tamina-but confused her with Ta-Ent, an ancient Egyptian mythical journeywoman among the dead. With her final breath, Tamina spoke of her baby, another indigo child-who had disappeared. Now Carla must rely on the word of a hysterical grandmother and a drug-addled young man claiming to be the baby's father-and search the recesses of her father's fading mind for whatever clues he can provide.

Baker & Taylor
When a mysterious indigo child, fifteen-year-old Tamina Kerry, falls to her death, it falls to part-time Deputy Sheriff Carla Day to investigate to see if a crime has been committed and finds herself searching for Tamina's baby, another indigo child, who has vanished, with the only clues lying in the mind of her Alzheimer's afflicted father, a hysterical grandmother, and the baby's drug-addled father.

Blackwell North Amer
When an indigo child speaks, people listen. Along the Pacific coast, there are only a handful of these extraordinary children, who - according to those who claim to see auras - radiate an unusual purplish glow. And in Stanton's Mill, a small, offbeat enclave near Berkeley, some take the words of an indigo child as gospel. Such was the case with fifteen-year-old Tamina Kerry, a gifted girl who spoke in metaphors to rapt groups before she fell off a ridge to her death. She had announced that she had something urgent to tell them. Now many are crying foul play - especially since other indigo children have recently gone missing.
It's tough gathering hard facts for an investigation in Stanton's Mill, as Carla Day, part-time deputy sheriff, knows. Mostly because the town is full of aging hippies, which means everyone is either high or losing their memory due to a lifetime of so being. But Carla has experience with teasing information from those who sometimes fall out of touch with reality, since her father, Professor Edward Day, has Alzheimer's. Like much of the town, he had befriended the indigo child Tamina - but confused her with Ta-Ent, an ancient Egyptian mythical journeywoman among the dead.
After the fall, with her final breath, Tamina spoke of her baby, another indigo child - who has also disappeared. Now Carla must rely on the word of a hysterical grandmother and a drug-addled young man claiming to be the baby's father. And with no clues or straight answers, she'll have to figure out what Tamina's pressing news was - and search the recesses of her father's fading mind for whatever clues he can provide.

Baker
& Taylor

When a mysterious indigo child, fifteen-year-old Tamina Kerry, falls to her death, it falls to part-time Deputy Sheriff Carla Day to investigate to see if a crime has been committed, and she finds herself searching for Tamina's baby, who has vanished.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007
ISBN: 9780425217535
0425217531
Branch Call Number: M OHEHIR
Characteristics: 273 p.

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