Half in Love with Death
Half in Love with Death is an International Thriller Writers Thriller Awards finalist, inspired by a true crime, the case of serial killer, Charles Schmid, ‘the Pied Piper of Tucson.’
It's the era of peace and love in the 1960s, but nothing is peaceful in Caroline's life. Since her beautiful older sister Jess disappeared, fifteen-year-old Caroline might as well have disappeared too. She's invisible to her parents, who can't stop blaming each other. The police keep following up on leads even Caroline knows are foolish. The only one who seems to care about her is Tony, her sister's older boyfriend, who soothes Caroline's desperate heart every time he turns his magical blue eyes on her.
Tony is convinced that the answer to Jess's disappearance is in California, the land of endless summer, among the runaways and flower children. Come with me, Tony says to Caroline, and we'll find her together. Tony is so loving, and all he cares about is bringing Jess home. And so Caroline follows, and closes a door behind her that may never open again.
About Emily Ross (Boston, Massachusetts Author)
Emily Ross is the author of the International Thriller Writers Thriller Awards finalist, Half in Love with Death. She received a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council finalist award in fiction for Half in Love with Death, and is an editor and contributor at Dead Darlings, a website dedicated to discussing the craft of novel writing.
Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in Boston Magazine, Menda City Review, and Yarn (Young Adult Review Network). She attended Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is a graduate of Grub Street’s Novel Incubator program. She lives in Quincy Massachusetts with her husband, Dave, and her elusive cat, Beau.