Psychologist Dinah Rosenberg Galligan, securely married to her college sweetheart, Sam, is hurled into a waking nightmare when their youngest child, Elijah, falls into a life-threatening coma.
Amid the technological marvels of a major medical center Dinah meets the mysterious Seth Lucien. A vain, sexy spirit with a surprising connection to Dinah's troubled past, and a master seducer's awareness of her secret fears and regrets, Seth haunts the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where Elijah dreamlessly sleeps. Claiming to know the future, he tempts Dinah with a simple deal: her son's life for the use of her body. What parent wouldn't willingly accept the trade?
Fran Dorf, a spellbinding writer of psychological suspense, pilots this Faustian tale with total assurance. Laced with unexpected humor and passion, Saving Elijahis at its core the story of a mother's love for her son, set against a struggle with faith, big-time grief, and what it means to be human.
Wall Street Journal
Ambitious, imaginative, and beautifully done.
Fascinating, skillful, a fiercely compelling read.
Wrenching and poignant. Avoids easy mysticism or psychologizing. A tough minded interrogative approach to grief.
Totally engrossing. Dorf turns the spotlight on maternal grief and exposes much of what has been mostly unspoken by those outside this sad sisterly circle. The emotions rendered here cut right to the bone. Once you experience this well written and compelling story, you will be strangely uplifted and better able to face life’s complications head on.
[A] stunning third novel that crackles with suspense, dark humor, and provocative questions.....a spellbinding novel of psychological suspense, and meditates, with honesty and insight, on the nature of parental love and responsibility.
Susan Isaacs, author of Shining Through
A moving tale of a mother haunted by the grave illness of her son and by a demon from her past. But it is more a rich and compelling story of faith, grief, guilt, ghosts, God, and ultimately, hope.
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