The River

ABOUT Maria Rachel Hooley

maria Rachel Hooley
I've written over twenty novels, including When Angels Cry, New Life Incorporated, and the Sojourner series.  My poetry has been published in over 80 literary journals across the United States and United Kingdom.  I live in Oklahoma with my husband and three children.



When Diana Newport nearly drowns, she finds herself on the razor's edge between life and death, where she is reunited with her dead sister. When she comes back from the brink, however, into the land of the living, she knows at at once something is wrong.  Someone else has returned as well, a disgruntled Vietnam vet ferrying with him the soul of a serial killer executed for his crimes against humanity. Now, in a desperate race against time that will try her faith to the utmost, Diana must stop him before he exacts his revenge.

I knew I wanted to write a story about a woman who nearly drowns and finds this fantasy world--the afterlife. In as much as she finds peace there, she also discovers a darkness that returns with her. I wanted it to be a mixture of action, magic, and horror.