Where The Treetops Glisten

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     Where The Treetops Glisten is a story of suspense, terror and individual heroism. The story is tonally in the vein of classic thrillers Silence of the Lambs, The Shining, and more recently Prisoners. The story of an ordinary young woman suddenly thrust into a seemingly hopeless struggle against a dangerous and deviant psychopathic child abductor - a monster we know only as The Whistler.

     Set on Christmas Eve, the story is told from the point of view of Alison, a young lawyer/mother who, as the story opens, is trying to resolve a court case so she can join her husband, their six year-old daughter and her parents to celebrate the holiday at a remote cabin. When a cantankerous judge causes her case to run long, Alison decides to take the back route short cut on a desolate mountain highway.

     It's a road she's traveled dozens of times over the years, but none of those trips have prepared her for the journey she will embark on this dark night. A chance encounter with The Whistler and Grace, a 12 year-old girl he claims is his daughter, will force Alison to decide just how much she is willing to risk to save the life of the young stranger.

     The story is built around the suspense elements of a ticking clock, a dark night, and a deserted highway combined with the horror of a human monster who will do anything to keep his Christmas "prize" - Grace, and kill the threatening prey - Alison.

     An everyday person overcoming incredible odds and her own fear. 

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