The Underground Stream Author:Velda Johnston Unlike other summer resort towns in the Hamptons, the old whaling village of Hampton Harbor is still remarkably quaint. Small antique shops dot Main Street, a wooden-decked wharf area provides a picturesque view of the shimmering bay, and many weathered, shingled houses lie hidden in the woods beyond the village. — And Hampton Harbor seems a perf... more »ect place for 24-year-old Gail Loring to spend a month recovering from a shattering experience. She can't believe her good fortune when she finds not only charming old house to rent but a charming young real estate agent to court her on romantic summer evenings. She feels completely at home in her new surroundings- but something about the house seems perhaps too familiar, as if, impossibly, she has been there before.
She soon grows obsessed with the history of the house, prodding old locals, scouring town records, until she learns the horrifying story of the Monster of Monroe Street. Gail finds herself being pulled back along the stream of time- to a world of floor-sweeping dresses and kitchen fireplaces and woman named Martha who lives in deadly fear of her husband- only to realize that she must confront the past in order to face the future.« less