It is 2007. The real estate bubble has burst and there are massive lay-offs across the country. Families are losing their homes. A California family dealing with layoffs and the impending repossession of their home has to depend on their faith in God to help them. In an answer to their prayers, the mother, Anne finds that she has inherited some acreage and a farm house from a mysterious Great-Uncle Carl. The family, which includes their three grown children and their families, leave behind their home in Los Angeles and move into this rural one. Their Grandfather, Tony, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, must come live with them. Surprisingly, he informs the family that he had once lived at the house, when it had been a Juvenile work-farm run by Anne's Great Uncle, Dr. Carl. He tells them his long-hid secret of being arrested and sent there. Upon their moving in, unusual things start happening. Family members feel uneasy. Items move by themselves. Shadows are seen moving about. Scratching noises are heard coming from a particular closet. With the help of a local photographer, who also dabbles in a 'Ghost Finders Club' they find evidence of a haunting. A psychic comes to investigate and identifies numerous spirits that are present, including a stronger, evil spirit. By reading hidden journals that were found in the barn, they discover that Great-Uncle Carl was a psychiatrist who ran the work farm for juvenile delinquents in the late 30's and early 40's. The doctor was friends with a powerful Los Angeles County judge. A deal was arranged between them for Dr. Carl to take in teens to treat them for various perceived mental illnesses. The doctor tries to perfect his new methods of orbital lobotomy and electro-shock therapy by using the boys as guinea pigs. With the help of a priest and a psychic the family attempts to remove the spirit of the dead doctor from the house. The culmination of the thrills occurs when a huge storm hits, leaving the occupants at the mercy of what remains in the house with them with nothing but each other. Author_Bio: Anne E. Garcia is an elementary school teacher. She attended U.S.C in Los Angeles and California Baptist University in Riverside. She has a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Language Acquisition. Anne has an art background in painting and also spent a year learning how to create violins. This is the first time she has collaborated with Nico Sanchez in writing this suspenseful paranormal thriller. Nico Sanchez was born in Los Angeles, California. He studied at the University of California, Riverside. He majored in English Literature. Nico enjoys writing short stories. He also writes songs for his band. This is his first collaboration with A.E. Garcia. Keywords: Evil, Haunting, Lobotomy, Electro-Shock Therapy, Work Farms, Inheritance, Nuevo, California, Westchester, Los Angeles, Psychiatrist, Mental Hospital, Committed, Orbital Lobotomy, Mental Illness, Alzheimer's Disease, God, Faith, Courage, Belief, Abortion, Ghosts, Spirits, Religion, Priest, Séance, Psychic, Poltergeist, Legacy, Juvenile Delinquent
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|Size: ||512 KB|
|Publisher: ||First Edition Design Publishing|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781622878192 (DRM-EPUB)|
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