GENRE: HORROR, OCULT FICTION
THE DREAMS IN THE PEARL HOUSE
NORTHWEST TRILOGY - PART TWO
by Craig Randall
A heavy fog has settled over Portland, OR, where Charlie West has returned after the devastating events in Astoria. Trapped between a lost dream and a life he hoped to leave behind, he takes up residency at the Portland City Mission. Shards of a recurring dream plague his nights, eroding his ability to sleep a little more each day. Despondent, he’s tried everything he can to manufacture rest and peace and sleep, but to no avail. He resigns to haunting the streets all night, hoping to exhaust himself into whatever few hours of restless sleep he can, each day feeling somehow thinner and more hollow than the day before.
Fall gives way to Winter, and a series of grizzly murders terrorizes the city’s streets. Deformed bodies, riddled with strange bruising, baffle the police. Following a lead, Detectives Cait Lane and Scott Donovan find themselves at The Mission meeting Charlie, who holds a vital piece of information.
Astoria’s Order is gone, but the organization is vast and itsreach is long. Charlie must decide whether to pick up the reins of his own life or let them go forever and give in to the currents the world would have for him.
Follow along as these seemingly unconnected paths converge in the explosive next chapter of The Northwest Trilogy.