Finding Rachel

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iUniverse, Mar 25, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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When Dr. Wesley Legion’s twin sister, Rachel, dead for twenty-six years, speaks to him, he dismisses it as a trick of his imagination. But when it occurs again, this time feeling her presence and the touch of her hand, he cannot but relate it to the symptoms of one of his patients for whom he has ordered Electro Convulsive Therapy.

Now, doubts about his professional judgment and the very tenets of psychiatry threaten to destroy his career as well as his carefully constructed persona.

At home in upscale La Jolla, his beautiful wife, Ashley, their six-year-old son, Davie, and his devoted Aunt Winnie, complete a picture of harmony. But it’s an illusion, shattered by his wife’s abuse of alcohol and his remoteness.

With the onset of hallucinatory symptoms, doubts about his profession and marital discord collide, he escapes to the Mojave Desert determined to locate the cave in which Rachel died and solve the puzzle of her death.

The desert offers a rugged terrain of mystery and serenity, of danger and romance. It’s here that he meets Ginger and Samantha, learns the myth of the caves, and encounters phenomena that will forever challenge his belief system.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
9
Chapter 3
19
Chapter 4
27
Chapter 5
35
Chapter 6
43
Chapter 7
53
Chapter 8
59
Chapter 22
159
Chapter 23
171
Chapter 24
181
Chapter 25
189
Chapter 26
199
Chapter 27
207
Chapter 28
211
Chapter 29
219

Chapter 9
73
Chapter 10
81
Chapter 11
87
Chapter 12
99
Chapter 13
101
Chapter 14
107
Chapter 15
113
Chapter 16
121
Chapter 17
133
Chapter 18
141
Chapter 19
145
Chapter 20
149
Chapter 21
153
Chapter 30
227
Chapter 31
233
Chapter 32
239
Chapter 33
245
Chapter 34
253
Chapter 35
265
Chapter 36
271
Chapter 37
277
Chapter 38
283
Chapter 39
291
Chapter 40
295
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About the author (2009)

Louise Goodman's short fiction has appeared in national and regional literary magazines. Her award-winning novel, "Stillness In The Air", was published in 2002. Louise Goodman holds a doctorate in Psychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor. Dr. Goodman lives with her husband in Southern California where she is currently writing her autobiography.

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