Three Rules


By Marie Drake

Hope Wellman lived through a very difficult, traumatic childhood but she remains haunted by a recurrent nightmare. Hope feels she is constantly being watched, that someone or something is following her wherever she goes. She questions her sanity, unable to distinguish whether it is fear or imagination. She fears that it could be something far worse than even she can imagine.

Surviving the horrific abuse of her childhood, Hope has always held in the details of the evil she has lived through. Attending the funeral of her abuser, she feels perhaps she can now finally be free. Only Hope knows that the grave is empty. 

It is this reality that continues to haunt her. She believes she sees him everywhere, she feels his presence, and is relentlessly haunted by the recurrent nightmare. Hope fears she is losing her mind, or what is left of her sanity. She fears that the nightmare may in fact be an omen of far worse evil than she can even imagine. 

This novel reads quickly. Well written and suspenseful, it is hard to put down. It keeps you wondering how it will all end. Hope’s story will remain with you even after you finish reading it.

From the novel Three Rules:
“I have learned three rules in my life: 1.) The most dangerous people in the world are not always strangers. 2.) The scariest things imaginable are not those that can kill you, but those you can live through. And probably the most prominent: 3.) The most horrible possibility is not what could happen to you, but what you could become – I became a killer.”  ~Hope Wellman

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