“Lucius decided that having a severed head dropped on you, during your first night in a new town, was a very bad omen indeed.”

Lara and Lainy survived foster care and all its horrors, but the experience left them incomplete in that they had no knowledge of the people they came from. Unknowingly, until now, each of them has had a reoccurring dream for more years than they can remember the same dream. When the girls are regressed by a therapist anxious to publish their story, they learn shocking details about themselves, an unsolved murder in Bodie, California, and a massive cover-up.

They want to investigate, but a mining executive can’t allow the Dream Sisters to go poking around Bodie, anymore than he could allow the therapist to go public and threaten his thirty-five million dollar deal. Are the Bad Men From Bodie really dead? Join Lainy and Lara as they dig up shocking secrets in Bodie.

Based on a true story.

Pages – 308
Tate Publishing
ISBN – 978-1625107954

Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars.
Fun mystery thriller with a surprising twist
The western mining town of “Bodie” has a history, and it just won’t die. This is a supernatural mystery loaded with well-developed characters and an exciting plot that moves along. The characters are comfortable, easy to know, and the writing style is equally comfortable and light. I found “Bodie” hard to put down, and I wasn’t able to solve the mystery before the final pages. The author’s note will make you wonder how much is “fiction”.

Guaranteed to entertain!

5.0 out of 5 stars.
 A page turner (Amazon Verified Purchase)    
My book club recently read this book. I enjoyed it thoroughly! I could hardly put it down! I has you hook from the first page to the last! Very well written! knowing a member of the authors family and living in Oregon made it even more fun and a bit personal. The research by the author seems extensive and tied to present in an intriguing style.

I can’t wait to read more from this author, Anne Sweazy-kulju, you nailed this one!

 

5.0 out of 5 stars.
…Realistic and Imaginative
This story takes place in 1878 AND 1993 and the author has created some amazing and unique characters that intertwine in time and place. Personalities pop off the pages as Anne Sweazy-Kulju lets her incredible imagination take hold.
It’s a western alternated with a current murder mystery, politcal cover-up,a love story and AND and two sisters that share a continuous psychic dream. They have a foot in each century and at the end of the book that gap is closed.

Go ahead and make Lainey and Lara a part of your day…you’ll be glad you did.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars.
Bad Man From Bodie
Where to begin… Let’s start by saying I absolutely loved this book. The story captivates you from the very first page and it haunts you until you’ve unraveled the mystery that is “Bodie” and the dream-connection; much like it is for the sisters themselves, who need to dig up all that history so they can put it to rest and find peace themselves. This story really has everything: it’s got history and modern day live (until those eventually blend together), it’s exciting, thrilling, scary at times but with a hint of romance. Perfect.
I really loved the blend between history and present, both through the dream connection and in the relationships between those characters (both “then” and “now”), their plans, hopes, schemes,… History does seem to repeat itself, especially through human flaws and greed, but luckily also through love.
Before this book, I had never really given much thought to past lives, destiny, dreams,… but this story really makes you reconsider; although you don’t have to believe it to enjoy this book: it captivates you no matter what.
Last note: the book cover is perfect. It gave me chills, it’s mysterious, dark, ominous, it breathes history… It’s the ideal cover for this book.