Elizabeth Blackwell is the author of IN THE SHADOW OF LAKECREST (Lake Union Publishing, 2017), and WHILE BEAUTY SLEPT (Berkley, 2014). A former magazine writer and editor, she lives in the Chicago suburbs with her family and reads all the time. Seriously, like, ALL THE TIME.
Be Careful What You Wish For
A novel of historical suspense in the tradition of Rebecca, IN THE SHADOW OF LAKECREST tells the story of Kate Moore, a seemingly sweet young thing who marries into a rich Chicago family in the late 1920s.
But her new life isn’t at all what she imagined. Trapped in a sinister house with a possibly dangerous husband and domineering, suspicious mother-in-law, Kate tries to solve a decades-old mystery that she hopes will reveal the truth about her new family…if she doesn’t go crazy first.
Do You Believe in Fairy Tales?
I am not the sort of person about whom stories are told. So begins Elise Dalriss’s story. When she hears her great-granddaughter recount a minstrel’s tale about a beautiful princess asleep in a tower, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked. For Elise was the companion to the real princess who slumbered—and she is the only one left who knows what actually happened so many years ago. Her story unveils a labyrinth where secrets connect to an inconceivable evil. As only Elise understands all too well, the truth is no fairy tale. WHILE BEAUTY SLEPT is a re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty that Library Journal called “a gripping tale full of romance, secrets, and promises made and broken. This beautiful, original reinterpretation of a classic story is engrossing and often surprising.”