Can we ever escape our past? Well, no; at least, not according to Sacramento author Tim Comstock. In Comstock’s novel Reunion in Carmel, Will Kempton is a man forever haunted by his past. He tries to escape the horrors of his wife’s murder and his days as an undercover narcotics officer in New Jersey by fleeing with his children, David and Sari, to the peaceful, beachside streets of Carmel. Will’s life is perfect in California, with a new job as Carmel’s police chief, new friends and a quiet neighborhood—but all good things must come to an end. Soon the resort town (and Will’s calm life) gets taken on an 84-hour rampage of terror, as a string of murders and decapitations makes “Carmel living” seem more like a horror flick than reality. Full of violence, gore and mystery that leaves you on the edge of your seat, Reunion in Carmel is a killer.