Rockfall - kindle ebook by Diane Winger

ROCKFALL is FREE from Feb. 21 through Feb. 24, 2014

The mountainside disintegrated – collapsing, crushing everything in its path. Two survivors who barely escaped being buried by the rockfall cannot shake the horrifying images of their hiking companions disappearing beneath the deluge of boulders. No one could have survived.

But they are wrong. One is still alive. Alone, injured, and terrified, she struggles to endure as hours turn to days, her water supply dwindles, and her body weakens. Long-buried memories surface and deep-seated fears threaten her survival as much as the harsh, high-altitude mountain environment. Her list of Things to Do Before I Die is short: find water, find people to help me, see my loved ones again.

Families of the victims face the crippling impact of their grief, but life goes on around them – at times hurling additional challenges, at times offering support. A husband in a desperate state of denial rushes to the trailhead to search for his wife only to be turned away by the sheriff and search parties. A wife succumbs to financial incentives to protect her children’s future, possibly at the cost of sacrificing their emotional well-being. A brother and sister, devastated by the loss of the mother who raised them by herself, face an unwelcome visitor from their childhood, trying to cash in on their personal loss.

Emotionally charged and engrossing, Rockfall plumbs the depths of tragedy and celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit.

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