When Bonnie Grayduck relocates from sunny Santa Cruz, California, to the small town of Lake Woebegotten, Minnesota, to live with her estranged father, chief of the local two-man police department, she thinks she's leaving her troubles behind.
But she soon becomes fascinated by another student — the brooding, beautiful Edwin Scullen, whose reclusive family hides a terrible secret. (Psst: they're actually vampires.
But they're the kind who don't eat people, so it's okay.)
Once Bonnie realizes what her new lover really is, she isn't afraid. Instead, she sees potential. Because while Bonnie seems to her friends and family to be an ordinary, slightly clumsy, easily distracted girl, she's really manipulative, calculating, power hungry, and not above committing murder to get her way — or even just to amuse herself.
This is a love story about monsters... but the vampires aren't the monsters.
“Harrison Geillor's subtle humor and keen insight into the foibles and frailties of human nature make him one of America's most under-appreciated literary treasures. Seriously, I'm dead, and I can see this! What's wrong with you people? Start buying his books.” — F. Skaut Fitzgerold, long-dead son of St. Paul, MN
"I am a big proponent of originality... of quality literature that doesn't pander to the masses… of books that speak to the deeper truths of the human condition. Harrison Geillor's The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten does not posses any of these qualities!" — Epiphanie Neyer, best selling author of many books