There is nothing darker than the woods ... until you meet your worst fear.
Jackson Bower has a lot on his mind lately. His younger brother hasn’t been the same since his mother’s death. His father’s drinking is out of control. Then there’s Jackson’s girlfriend and the grief that ties them together even as it threatens to drive them apart.
He distances himself, hoping for a little perspective at the family lodge. But when their father gets drunk and dangerous, he and his brother escape into the woods.
Night creeps in, and the rains come fast. Artie slips down a ravine. He’s wounded and the brothers seek shelter in a cave, only to find someone else already taking refuge there.
A desperate man with plans to destroy their town.
Jackson must get him and his wounded brother out of the cave and over the mountain to warn everyone in time. Without, getting them both killed first.
YA Thriller Suspense
"Written with empathy, compassion and clarity, The Unmoving Sky seizes the reader and pulls him at will along bends and turns, into ravines and out again: in the deep woods at night and in the human psyche. The emotional journey is at times the most terrifying of all, both to the characters involved and to the reader. Bravo."
"The author does a great job of creating a sense of foreboding as you follow two boys lost in the woods and their unlikely savior--or is he? It will have you hanging on until the shocking, poignant ending. The relationship/conflict between the boys and their father is also interesting and well-developed. A creepy, enjoyable page-turner!"
K.L. Hallam moved around to more schools than she can list, gathering the stories that would connect to her heart. Born in Topeka, Kansas she now lives in New York City, the end of the rainbow, with her husband and two teenagers, a lab mix and a bad kitty.
She loves to write surprising, suspenseful, twisty, and moody stories, or science-fiction that bends into fantasy. She’ll try writing just about anything. Her tastes are fluid and changing. One of her most favorite things is when books find her, serendipitously. As if the Book Gods dropped messages when most needed on the streets.
Past lives include assistant to art directors, textile painter, illustrator, fashion stylist, model and muse for a fashion house, bartender, perfume maker, nutritional counseling, Tarot card reader, Jazz singer, Creator and host of the Singer's Sessions Vocal Jam in NYC, and most importantly, being a mom.
The people and places that inspired THE UNMOVING SKY