The Holland SuggestionsJohn Dunning
The Holland Suggestions
Trying to connect with his daughter, a man is undone by a secret from his past
The first time he notices how much Judy looks like her mother, Jim Ryan is so surprised he nearly faints. Vivian was the most interesting woman he had ever known, but their relationship was traumatic, and seeing her every day in their daughter’s face sends a chill through him that he cannot understand. He is just getting up the nerve to tell his daughter the truth about her mother when a picture arrives in the mail that will change his life forever.
It is an ordinary snapshot of a treacherous-looking mountain pass, but it stirs a powerful force deep within Jim’s unconscious and compels him to visit the quiet town in the photo. He proceeds as if hypnotized, risking his life and his family for an answer to the riddle that has corrupted his dreams.