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Joe Simpson is a cynical reporter haunted by childhood memories.It's the 1960s, and Joe has fled the big city only to end up in the small resort town of Applewood. Writing for the Gazette, Joe's life is uneventful until strange events begin to unfold. A young girl drowns off a motorboat, and a local farmer plants a hoe in his wife's back. The assistant manageress of the bank vanishes without a trace. Why is the whole town going crazy? Things heat up even more when the town's first hippie opens up a record shop and invites his menacing friends to take up residence. Meanwhile, big money is moving in to develop the town's shoreline into a glitzy resort.Applewood is about to erupt, and it is Joe's job to get to the bottom of it.Praise from readers:★★★★★ - "An outstanding literary fiction thriller that kept me enthralled and involved from beginning to end."★★★★★ - "The descriptions of situations and surroundings are rich and vivid. Excellent book."★★★★★ - "A refreshing mystery. Loved the description, the action, the dialog, the characters and the irresistibly original plot."