Title: A Circle of Souls
Author: Preetham Grandhi
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: June 15, 2009
Size: 352 pages, 6×9, softcover
The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. With the murderer on the loose, the police desperately look for any clues to lead to his identity.
Meanwhile, a psychiatrist in a nearby hospital is also in a desperate search to find the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings’ devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope. When these two situations converge, they set off an alarming chain of events. In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
Looking at the promotional material, I am reasonably sure that Grandhi is not a Mormon. Jeff Needle posted a rave review of the book, he loved it, but said there was no connection to Mormonism in the book. I would take it off the 2009 LDS Fiction list.