When a senator and pharmaceutical giant partner to experiment with a new drug on pregnant women, they tap into a world they never knew existed – the supernatural touching the natural – and it will cost the innocent more than they know.
Twins separated at birth through parallel forces of good and evil…
Zander Howard is born with special abilities. He tastes words, feels sounds, is bombarded by voices in his head. As Howard pharmaceutical’s most gifted subject, his entire life is about pleasing the company – until he discovers he has a twin sister.
Emma, sheltered in a small town with living parents, has no idea of her true heritage. She heals with music and sees colors of grace and mercy fly from her fingers with every note.
Together, nothing will stop them from seeking the truth about their origins, but some are willing to try… even if it means murder.
Split Sense won The Grace Award for speculative fiction published in 2011.
Targeted Age Group: teen/adult
Barbara is the author of the Fredrickson Winery novels, Entangled & Crushed, the award winning thriller, Split Sense, two inspirational/suspense novels, Running Home and Alias Raven Black, and the young adult series, Amish Bloodsuckers: Chosen, Shunned, & Reckoning. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two lovable mutts.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was watching a medical mysteries segment on the news about people born with synesthesia. Their senses are mixed up. They might see numbers as colors, taste words, or associate shapes with smells. It was so interesting to me and I decided to take it a bit further. What if a pharmaceutical company was trying to find a cure for mental illness and used children as test subjects? What if these drugs had an effect on their senses in strange and unbelievable ways?