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The Luminous Dead: A Novel


Caitlin Starling

FROM THE BOOK JACKET:

When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought shed be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions. She also thought that the fat paycheck—enough to get her off-planet and on the trail of her mother—meant shed get a skilled surface team, monitoring her suit and environment, keeping her safe. Keeping her sane.

Instead, she got Em.

Em sees nothing wrong with controlling Gyres body with drugs or withholding critical information to ensure the smooth operation of her expedition. Em knows all about Gyres falsified credentials, and has no qualms using them as a leash—and a lash. And Em has secrets, too . . .

As Gyre descends, little inconsistencies—missing supplies, unexpected changes in the route, and, worst of all, shifts in Ems motivations—drive her out of her depths. Lost and disoriented, Gyre finds hersense of control givingway to paranoia and anger. On her own in this mysterious, deadly place, surrounded by darkness and the unknown, Gyre must overcome more than just the dangerous terrain and the Tunneler which calls underground its home if she wants to make it out alive—she must confront the ghosts in her own head.

But how come she cant shake the feeling shes being followed?

AUTHOR INFO:

Image result for Caitlin StarlingCaitlin Starling is a writer and spreadsheet-wrangler who lives near Portland, Oregon. Equipped with an anthropology degree and an unhealthy interest in the dark and macabre, she writes horror-tinged speculative fiction of all flavors. The Luminous Dead is her first novel.



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