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“This ghost story is a perfect example of new wave horror that will also satisfy fans of classic Stephen King.” —Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of The Daughter of Doctor Moreau and Mexican Gothic

Erika T. Wurth’s White Horse is a gritty, vibrant debut novel about an Indigenous woman who must face her past when she discovers a bracelet haunted by her mother’s spirit.

Some people are haunted in more ways than one…

Urban Native Kari James is a fan of heavy metal, ripped jeans, Stephen King novels, and dive bars. When she’s not waitressing or bartending, she hangs at her favorite bar, the White Horse. There, she tries her best to ignore her past and the questions surrounding her mother who she thinks abandoned her when she was just two days old.
But when her cousin Debby uncovers an ancient bracelet that once belonged to Kari’s mother, her mother’s ghost begins to haunt her, and a monster enters her dreams—then her reality. Her father, permanently disabled from a car crash, can’t help her. Her Auntie Squeaker seems to know something but isn’t eager to give it all up at once. Debby’s anxious to help, but her controlling husband keeps getting in the way. And when the secret the bracelet contains promises something Kari desperately desires, Kari decides she must uncover what really happened to her mother all those years ago.
Kari’s journey toward a truth long denied by both her family and law enforcement forces her to confront her dysfunctional relationships, guilt surrounding a friend she lost to hard living, and her desire for the one thing she’s always wanted but could never have…