Dark Recesses is the poignant tale of David Jackson, a promising, young attorney who travels to rural Virginia for a family reunion and is entangled in a web of betrayal that had been hidden in his family tree. While dividing his time between a high profile appellate court case and his family, he unravels a saga of love, murder and cover-up from generations past that threatens to shake the family to its foundation.
M. gives an overview of the book:
David's honey coated hand rises to his high-chiseled cheeks, wiping the tears away. The salt from his tears burn his eyes like a freshly peeled onion. His bowed curly head sways hypnotically to the tune of "A Family Reunion," playing in the background, while as his red-clay-covered fingertips quiver while scrolling Big Lonnie, Luther and Christian's names across the banner bearing his family tree.
Standing alone just in the distance, Lisa, David's wife, hollers out the sounds of mourning when David steps to the right, revealing the names he has scrawled. Fainting like someone touched by the Holy Spirit, Lisa's limp body falls to the floor.
Turning quickly, bending over to attend to his wife, David's bloodshot eyes scan the crowd. The faces are as stern as headstones in a graveyard. Briefly pausing at the sight out of the corner of his eye, he sees Little Lonnie in the doorway in a trancelike state.
Feeling the weight of David's stare, Little Lonnie shifts her head slightly, nervously smiling as a warm tear glides down her cheek. As the second, third and fourth tears drizzle from her eyes; Little Lonnie blinks rapidly and turns her head away.
David trembles from the eruption of emotions within as he crouches by Lisa's side, rocking her slowly, drifting like a summer breeze. Glaring into the distance like one facing death, he recalls…
"After an exhaustive search, we have determined that you, David Jackson are a descendant of Ralph Jackson pf Suffolk, Virginia… In honor of the successful conclusion of our search, there will be a Jackson family reunion. Please come to 192 Lake Kennedy Place in Suffolk, Virginia, on June 23rd at 12 Noon. For directions or more information, please call the number below. We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to the family."
MTamanika (Nika) C. Beamon is a African-American female who currently resides in New Jersey. Currently, she is a Writer/Producer for WABC-TV Eyewitness News in New York. She is awaiting the release of her first non-fiction project, I DIDN'T ...