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River of Ghosts
River of Ghosts

River of Ghosts


St. Benedict


320 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: February 2024

ISBN 9781645482314

Rights: WOR

Vesuvian Books (Feb 2024)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: February 2024


After another body is discovered in the Bogue Falaya River, the list of suspects gets longer. It’s only a matter of time before the authorities descend on the sleepy Louisiana town, asking questions Gage Devereaux doesn’t want answered.

Leslie’s determination to unearth more about the Devereaux family takes her on a strange journey to a remote, troubling place. Derek is by her side, but things aren’t the same between them—another has gotten under her skin.

With whispers of a serial killer plaguing the town, the people of St. Benedict demand action. Soon, they will have more than they bargained for as an excavation of the haunted land around The Abbey reveals a sinister secret no one sees coming.

Secrets can’t stay buried in a river that always gives up its dead.


"Despite its ghosts and hauntings, this evocative tale presents an all-too-real terror that gets under your skin—and stays.” —Rue Morgue

"Equivalent to a literary soap opera and would make for a binge-worthy TV series." —BookTrib
"Alexandrea Weis’s novels are destined to stand along with authors such as Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jeffery Deaver.” —The Strand Magazine

"Compelling and heartbreaking." —IndieReader
The founder of Twisted Retreat, Melanie McKnight, said: "Have you ever awoken from a nightmare and thought... damn, I wish I could turn that into a horror movie? The very first Twisted Retreat theme is NIGHTMARE FUEL. What better way to kick off the first or our new, monthly boxes of sinister delights than with frightful tales and spooky goodies that will keep you on edge well into the dark, dark night? River of Ashes felt like a nod to horror movies of the 90s with drama aplenty. It was disturbingly nostalgic with a modern twist. But this is no high school book... This is a dark and twisty (adult) psychological horror that will leave you feeling more than a little unsettled."

Author Biography

Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is an award-winning author, advanced practice registered nurse, and wildlife rehabber who was born and raised in the French Quarter. She has taught at major universities and worked as a nurse dealing with victims of sexual assault, abuse, and mental illness in a clinical setting at New Orleans area hospitals. The daughter of a director, Weis grew up on movie sets, such as James Bond. Tennessee Williams was a family friend and the first person to give her writing advice. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers Organization and Horror Writers Association. ( 

Lucas Astor is an award-winning author and poet with a penchant for telling stories that delve into the dark side of the human psyche. He likes to explore the evil that exists, not just in the world, but next door behind a smiling face. Born in New York, Astor currently lives outside of Nashville, TN. (