Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By Dianne Hartsock

Publisher : Solstice Publishing

ABOUT Dianne Hartsock

dianne hartsock
I'm a floral designer in a locally owned gift shop. Also, I'm the author of one novel and more than a dozen published shorts.



Alex is twenty and confused. He always is. The world presses on him with its horrors and pain, with scintillating auras that pierce his eyes and drive the migraines deeper. He hears the cries of children, the screaming women. He sees the brutal images of the tortured victims. He feels out of control and his mind slips...
Severely abused as a child, he is left with horrible scars on his body and even worse scars within his mind. Even though it puts him in danger, he’s compelled to help those who call to him. He’s driven, motivated by his visions to rescue them and uncover the killer. When he can, he helps the police; yet some detectives suspect he’s the cause of the problem, not the solution. Often, Alex finds himself alone and afraid in a world he doesn’t always comprehend.

With ALEX, I wanted to take a different approach. This is a story of a young man able to experience other’s emotions and to sometimes see their thoughts. I wanted to write this story from a different angle than the standard serial killer/ psychic drama. It would be told from Alex’s unique perspective, his thoughts and emotions and how he deals with his ‘gift’ in a doubting world.