Last March, I wrote about a weird experience I had at a hotel in The Ghost and the Rational Woman. It was weird in that I never actually saw a ghost (or heard, or felt, or whatever) but I was nevertheless spooked.
I carried that “spooked” feeling home with me, and for weeks (months) afterward I had trouble sleeping. Finally I did the only thing a writer can do in a situation like this: I wrote a ghost story. And today, I’m happy to announce that Shelter will be released on October 14. In honour of the release, I will be running a Goodreads giveaway from October 9 to 23, but if you’re curious and don’t want to wait, just comment below and I’ll enter your name for a chance to win one of two e-copies of Shelter.
Oh, and just so you know, I’ve just returned from staying at that same hotel, and everything was fine. No ghosts. Not much sleep, either, but only because I was so busy!
Here’s the back cover blurb for Shelter:
After six long months on the run from her abusive husband, Ash Gantry finally finds a place to call home in Albans, Ontario. It doesn’t take long for her to fall for the small town with the big heart. But more than the town itself, more than its inhabitants, it’s the house on Hawk Street she falls in love with.
But while her heart wants to stay, her head tells her to keep moving. If she keeps moving, her husband will never find her. Only, she’s tired of hiding. Tired of running. Tired of being afraid.
Let him come. She’s staying.
Then she discovers that her new home hides a dark secret, one even more dangerous than the man hunting for her. By the time he finds her, she may already be dead…
Marcelle Dubé’s Shelter crosses women’s fiction with suspense and a frisson of modern gothic. Dubé is the author of Ghosts of Morocco and the Mendenhall Mystery series, including The Shoeless Kid, The Tuxedoed Man, The Weeping Woman and The Untethered Woman.
Comment, and I’ll enter your name for the draw, which will take place on Friday, October 7.