Psychologist Madeleine LeBlanc is desperate to escape the madness that has followed her family for a century. She’s struggling to adjust to her new-found power and to stick to the pact that protects her sanity.
But an innocent little boy is being hunted—by Madeleine’s half brother and her great-grandmother, Chloe, and by the demons they control. The boy is a threat to their bloodline, to their very nature, but Madeleine cannot let his young life be callously destroyed.
Thrust into an age-old battle of dark versus light, Madeleine dives deep into the history of her family and into the vast paranormal underworld of New Orleans, a world seemingly controlled by her great-grandmother.
The only way to stop Chloe lies past the tangled bridge that could lead to great power…or total destruction.
“A thriller with characters that are intriguing and real, a sublime plot, and all the right ingredients."
-- Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author of The Evil Inside, on A Twisted Ladder
“A phenomenal novel…eerie and evocative, A Twisted Ladder provides scares and surprises galore.”
--Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girl
“Rhodi Hawk has reshaped Southern gothic and made it her own. Alternately lyrical and disturbing, majestic and profoundly creepy, A Twisted Ladder sings with an unabashed love of the South even while lifting its rocks to reveal the decay and darkness lurking beneath.”
-- F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series