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The second novel in the Twisted Ladder
series, The Tangled Bridge follows
the LeBlanc family as their darkest nature comes to fruition
with mystic skills, and they are ostracized from the rest of
A Twisted Ladder is Rhodi Hawk's debut novel about a New Orleans psychologist who discovers a secret that
unlocks the greatest possibilities of the mind, while also unleashing its darkest
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"Eerie and evocative, A Twisted Ladder
provides scares and surprises galore."
NY Times bestselling author of The Keepsake
"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
—F. Paul Wilson,
Award-Winning author of the Repairman Jack
novels, including By the Sword
"Rhodi Hawk's A Twisted Ladder is a
phenomenal novel, a thriller with characters that are intriguing and
real, a sublime plot, and all the right ingredients. This is a
fabulous first book from an author who knows how to tell a story. I
see an incredible future for her."
NY Times bestselling author of
There Be Dragons
"Rhodi Hawk's A Twisted Ladder
is a novel of great power, a nasty Southern genre twister with a full
dose of dark and light presented to us in fine controlled prose. It has
all the great elements of Southern literature, but still manages to be hip and hot underneath those Southern shadows. I haven't been this
impressed with a new writer in quite some time."
Lansdale, Award-Winning author of
Twisted Ladder is a brilliant debut novel by a rising young star.
Dark, smart, and ground-breaking-- get in now, so you don't miss
Bram Stoker Award Winning author
of The Missing
"Rhodi Hawk’s riveting thriller A
Twisted Ladder is a lean, mean page-turner that builds with the
precision of a literary scalpel. Drenched in southern gothic atmosphere,
Hawk’s novel hums with the menace of a swamp crawling with gators. But
there’s so much more -- a fascinating bayou history, a wrenching family
drama, and even a cutting edge backdrop of brain science that rivals
Michael Crichton. Highly recommended!"
author of Frozen
"A Twisted Ladder is eerily fascinating, suspenseful and psychologically
—Pamela Wallace, Academy Award Winning writer of Witness
"Rhodi Hawk is a fantastic
storyteller. Her novel A Twisted Ladder quickly hooks the reader
with elements of rich southern imagery and dark suspense. Her characters
are real and thoughtful, as is evident in Dr. Madeline Savage's personal
journey deep into the potential of the human mind. With a rich
storytelling prowess comparable to such writers as John Berendt and Greg
Iles, A Twisted Ladder is sure to become a first novel not only worthy
of publication, but of award recognition."
—Michael Laimo, author of