The riveting thriller, “The Prescott Journals,” has just been launched around the world.
In the late eighties and early nineties, the small town of Prescott, Ontario, was stunned by claims of unspeakable crimes. The Prescott Journals is a fictional tale loosely based on actual events.
Sarah Berman, a struggling Toronto journalist is thrust into the alleged seedy underworld of her old hometown. Hoping to score a big story, she heads to the town she had never intended to revisit. Once there, while reconnecting with old acquaintances, she discovers that one of them has a very deep and dark secret. On a mission of discovery she heads to Montreal to seek out others who had abandoned the town many years ago.
Moving back and forth in time, the novel is interlaced with tangled threads of haunting nightmares, racist imprints, hidden journals, horrific crimes, and Holocaust echoes, all of which the author doggedly untangles, then deftly weaves into a captivating wrap.
This book will appeal to mystery and thriller lovers, especially those who are drawn to surprise endings.
“The Prescott Journals, is one of those thrillers that will surely appeal to my fans, as I love when a plot is jolted by a character's secrets. Like all successful thrillers, this will get the reader to want more. Reva Leah Stern is a writer who can handle the twists and keep the reader turning the pages.” Andrew Neiderman, author of The Devil's Advocate and the V.C. Andrews novels
"I read the novel, The Prescott Journals, slowly, so I could savour the fascinating twists, turns and nuances. Sarah Berman, a budding journalist, was not only investigating an ugly current crime, she was also relentlessly digging into a horrific cold-case crime that had begun to creep out from its hidden past. The Prescott Journals is a gripping and shocking, who-done-it."
Jeff Bailey, author of The Defect and Not on My Watch.
"Prepare to be transported as struggling journalist Sarah Berman sets out to uncover the real story behind the sex abuse crimes in her old hometown. But ferreting out long-buried secrets in a small Ontario town is an unsettling and dangerous business. With masterful storytelling, Stern’s richly drawn characters and sharp observational powers shine throughout this compelling mystery."
Diane Jermyn, journalist, contributor to The Globe and Mail