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The Cassandra Curse, by Sallie Bissell

An art exhibit. A midnight stroll along the Brooklyn Promenade. Footsteps behind you. Then brutal pain and darkness.


Most portrait painters see just your face. Certain artists see far more. In Sallie Bissell’s riveting The Cassandra Curse, Augusta Delaney discovers her artwork can reveal more than just her subject’s physical appearance. With a newfound ability to see into the depths of a person’s soul, she is thrust into a dangerous world of secrets, lust, and murder. Searching for answers about her twin brother Jules, who vanished the night of the attack, Augusta becomes increasingly haunted by the eerie message whispered to her by their assailants. Could those sinister words be connected to Jules’ disappearance? With the help of her uncanny artistic abilities and a determination to find her missing brother, Augusta navigates a treacherous labyrinth of deception and danger.

Delving into the enigmatic human psyche, Bissell masterfully takes readers on a heart-pounding journey through the dark alleys of New York and into the twisted minds of her characters. A gripping tale of mystery, intrigue, and suspense, The Cassandra Curse will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end.


“Sallie Bissell’s THE CASSANDRA CURSE is her best book yet. Her heroine and narrator Augusta Delaney is a compelling, intriguing voice and once you get pulled into her world, you won’t want to leave. The pacing is terrific–define page turner–and the twists and turns take you on an emotional roller coaster ride that you won’t want to end. I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a long, long time…”
Steven Womack, Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author of FADE UP FROM BLACK.

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