A modern Jekyll & Hyde Psychological Thriller
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The kidnapping of Wyatt from The Takings continues seven years later in my latest release:
I'm super excited to share the cover with you and a little about the book! Come find out what happens to Wyatt and delve further into Adrian's mind in my new psychological thriller!
"I'm almost there. The years of longing for the return of all my siblings is nearly over. Thank you to all those bad parents out there. Since you chose to neglect your children, they've now become my family replacements. I want my family back, and I'll take your child if I have to."
“One of us, one of these days, will kill the other. Either he’ll kill me because he can’t live without me or I’ll kill him because he’ll never let me go.” —Wyatt Corringer
Sixteen-year-old Wyatt Corringer was kidnapped by his father’s best friend in the swamps of central Florida seven years ago. Plagued with Stockholm Syndrome, Wyatt has been unable to escape from the clutches of his abductor and now finds himself locked away with four young girls. All are trapped in the sick world of Adrian Webster, a man obsessed with replacing his family, even forcing his hostages to take the names of his dead siblings.
But Adrian is not working alone. There’s a side to Adrian he can’t control—a side he can’t see, like Jekyll and Hyde or the Incredible Hulk. Adrian calls it his demon. Wyatt calls it Shade, a non-human entity that takes over Adrian’s consciousness and causes him to act in dark and disturbing ways. And every day, Adrian loses more control to Shade and the evilness of his mind.
Wyatt must overcome Adrian’s stronghold and help free everyone. If he doesn’t, he could end up losing his identity to his own demon.
International award winning and bestselling author, Sandie Will, continues this harrowing story that started with The Takings and continues with The Replacings, a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat read that captures the deep and complicated connection between abductor and abductee.
Early Reader Review
The Replacings is a bone-chilling, sadistic thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from the start of the story. Readers are immediately taken into the throes of the story, a kidnapping, and the author’s descriptions of the abduction are so vivid that readers will feel THEY are inside a lucid dream, feeling every emotion and sensation—their worst nightmares coming to life on the pages of this book. Readers’ hearts will be torn into a billion pieces as they read the horrors that the children have to endure at the hands of their abductor. Readers will be pushed to the limits as they navigate through this story that takes them on a sinister ride into hell—the forbidden tower.
In the murky swamps of central Florida, a boy is stolen on his way home one night.
No one heard his screams.
No one saw him struggle.
And the police have no answers.
Can one man's visions reveal the truth?
"Will enmeshes the central Florida swamp setting into the plot like a secondary character." --Amazon Reviewer
"What a thrilling book! I was hanging on every page. Could not put it down. Simply brilliant and what an ending" --Amazon Reviewer
Podcast (note: cover has been updated since podcast)
About the Book
From international award-winning author, Sandie Will, comes a psychological thriller that dives into the depths of a man's struggle with the events of the present that are conjuring up the pain from his past.
At age fifteen, Adrian Webster lost his younger brother in a tragic accident. He tried to mourn. He tried to move on. But all he could do was bury the pain.
Ten years later, his best friend’s son, Wyatt, vanishes while riding his bike through Green Swamp in Central Florida. Adrian's friend has already lost his wife, and he doesn’t want him to suffer the pain of losing a child, making Adrian obsess over finding Wyatt. So obsessed that he’s plagued by visions. Ones that creep into the corners of his eyes. Ones that reveal the truth. And ones that force Adrian to choose between his friendship and unleashing the memories of the past before Wyatt is gone forever and Adrian loses the one thing he loves most in life—his new family.
Readers are already saying: "A riveting page-turner!" "I couldn't stop reading!" "This book kept me on the edge of my seat!"
Reviewed by Shannon Winings for Readers' Favorite
Florida swamps are home to horrific nightmares where someone is chasing you and you just can't get away from the dark figure following you. Yet, these types of nightmares become real when young Wyatt disappears from the Green Swamp on his way home. Jeremy Corringer has already lost his wife and cannot possibly bear to lose his beautiful child. His friend, Adrian Webster, feels for him and wants to help. He is no stranger to tragedy as he lost his own brother ten years ago and still wrestles with the aftershock to this day. Adrian doesn't want his friend to suffer and the only way to do that is to find Wyatt before time runs out. Soon, Adrian is plagued with "visions" that may just be the key to finding the young boy and restoring his own life.
The Takings by Sandie Will immediately pulled me into the story. It was mysterious, dark, and suspenseful to the very end. The author was also extremely talented at writing descriptive, vivid imagery that put me in the book with the characters. At times, I felt trapped in the swamp and Adrian's visions as well. In addition, I also felt some sort of sympathy and empathy for the villain. I was so conflicted as you clearly should root for good over evil but sometimes you can't help feeling a bit too much when you come across some great writing. The Takings by Sandie Will is definitely a great mystery to read on your vacation this year.
The Caging at Deadwater Manor
Upper Young Adult Psychological Thriller/Suspense
Checkout my latest vodcast on YouTube with Indie Book Source on August 25, 2021! I talk about my writing history, my new release and backstories to my other novels.
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Sandie Will is a multi-award winning author of psychological thrillers/horror. She loves tapping into our fears to scare us all and make us cringe.
She lives in the Tampa Bay Area, and works as a geologist by day and a writer at night. Her down times are spent with her husband of over 30 years, family, and pets. Road trips with Sandie should be avoided as she’s been known to demand endless stops at road cuts to satisfy her geology cravings and teach her companions everything they never wanted to know about the Earth.
Sandie especially loves finding little bookstores and antique shops, tasting new wines and coffees, learning histories and cultures, exploring the Appalachians and Rockies, and writing in her back room nestled in the arms of an old oak.
Awards & Recognitions:
The Caging at Deadwater Manor
2020 Top Shelf Magazine Awards: First Place - Young Adult Horror
2018 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award: First Place - Young Adult/New Adult Fiction
2017 Readers' Favorite Book Awards: Honorable Mention - YA Horror
2020 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award: Finalist in Blended Fiction
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