First in a new trilogy by Deborah Cullins Smith
Victoria Barton’s routine life is tarnished only by her memories of her tumultuous youth. A runaway at sixteen, she fled with her boyfriend to the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco in 1968, and eventually to Woodstock. The only hippie in the Haight to never do drugs, Victoria is at a loss to explain why she is plagued by memories—bitter and sweet—and nightmares that she can’t remember upon awakening.Her sleepy southern Illinois hometown seems comfortable and far removed from the Haight, until a boy’s pet is killed in a ritualistic fashion. When a woman is attacked next, Victoria is forced to ask: What is it about her past that’s connected to the very real violence happening now?