Maybe the truth is that we’re all haunted and stumbling all the time.
“Billy...” he said, his voice choked with emotion. “My mother died here. What if I see her?”
"Believe what I say," Drouillard said. "Nothing good will come from these Mormons."
Billy’s recollection of the moment caused his body to shake all over.
he words felt familiar, like an old wound reopened, seeping bile and corruption.
He was just about to move on, when the woman he thought was a corpse opened her eyes.
“I’m still here, Billy. For now. But… Let’s just say you shouldn’t count your chickens.”
A decade after Billy and Mattie died, much had changed in Salt Lake City.
"I’m convinced that love is not of this world. It’s a gift to us from the other side.”
What he had done to the boy who had trusted him felt like a stain on his soul that he…