The Stepping Stone Cycle

Forensic psychologist Dr. Jack Carter lost a year of memory and with it, his wife Sarah. Though suspected of being behind her disappearance and possible murder, Jack maintains his innocence, vowing to find his wife alive or track down her killer. With the help of his sometimes partner in the FBI, Agent Bill West, Jack investigates the deadly work of psychologically damaged killers, finding clues to his wife’s disappearance in a series of weird killings with overtones of supernatural guidance. From a mysterious island off the coast of Virginia to New York City in the 1880’s, Jack discovers a mystery spanning millennia with cosmic origins he cannot begin to comprehend. Will he finally answer the question “What happened to Sarah Carter” and can his fragile sanity survive the answer?

Called "captivating, with characters very well developed and the plot develops with just the right pace," The Stepping Stone Cycle is a series of novellas by acclaimed self-published author Gary Ballard set in the Cthulhu Mythos created by H.P. Lovecraft. Each novella is written as if it was an episode on a television series, and this compilation contains the complete text of the final three episodes of season 1: Memory Void, The Empty Reflection Beckons and Stepping Stone.