Behind the Veil

Written in 25 days, Behind the Veil is a gothic noir set in 1920’s Los Angles during the rise of occultism.

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It is a story about overcoming cowardice to find true strength and love. Bruised and battered souls who’ve had their hardships are forced together to face a foe who’s far worse than an ordinary ghost…

Can she keep the secrets of her past to rescue a girl tormented by a ghost?

In 1920s Los Angeles, Letitia Hawking reads the veil between life and death. A scrying bowl allows her to experience the final moments of the deceased. She brings closure to grief-stricken war widows and mourning families.
For Letitia, it is a penance. She knows no such peace.

For Alasdair Driscoll, it may be the only way to save his niece, Finola, from her growing night terrors. But when Letitia sees a shadowy figure attached to the household, it rouses old fears of her unspeakable past in England.

When a man comes to her about his missing daughter, the third girl to go missing in as many months, Letitia can’t help him when she can’t see who’s taken them.

As a darkness haunts Letitia’s vision, she may not be given a choice in helping the determined Mr Driscoll, or stop herself falling in love with him. But to do so risks a part of herself she locked away, and to release it may cost Letitia her sanity and her heart.

Commissioned Artwork by the lovely Sarena Flanigan of Letitia, a scene from the book when Letitia visits a young sick girl, Finola, and a vision Letitia has of a shadowy figure by a dam wall.

Picture of a woman with hat and veil, Letitia Hawking, a character from Behind the Veil.
A woman with hat and veil, Letitia, holding Finola’s hand, a girl, both characters from the book Behind the Veil.
Dark imagery of a woman standing with her back to us, Letitia, and in the far distance is the shadow of a man.
Couple kissing on a balcony above a busy street with a sign saying The Danann Tavern
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