Psychological thriller/mystery/suspense novels with a dash of romance. When Michele was 3 years old, she taught herself to read because she wanted to write stories so badly. As you can … Read More about Bestselling Author
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Book 1 of the Secrets of Redemption Series. A fresh start. That was what Becca hoped the move to Redemption, Wis., would be for her troubled family. But, instead, she finds herself haunted by a mysterious, troubling past she barely remembers. Or, is there something more sinister happening?
Coming Nov 2018! Book 2 of the Secrets of Redemption Series. Becca would like nothing better than to put the past behind her and focus on making Redemption her home. But, what do you do when the past refuses to stay buried?
As a child, Kit’s twin sister Cat disappeared, never to be heard from again. Until one Halloween night. But is it really Cat? Or is it someone else playing a sinister and deadly game?
I froze, Craig’s words echoing in my head. Maybe your compass is acting like that because there’s a ghost in your room. The phone crackled. “Riley?” Craig’s voice floated out. “Are you there?” I licked my suddenly dry lip as I desperately searched the room. Everything appeared to be normal. Except for my compass. Which […]
In the book “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamont, there’s a funny scene about writers accepting criticism. I’m paraphrasing here, but she describes how she has friends who read drafts of her books and then call her to give her feedback. She talks about how great it is that they’ve taken the time to thoughtfully […]
I knew something was off the moment I stepped back into my room, Room 16, Abby’s room. At first, I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what it was. Did it feel different? Look different? Smell different? I did a careful scan. What was I missing? The bedspread was still smooth and untouched. My ghost hunting kit was […]
What critics are saying …
“Michele Pariza Wacek spins a page-turning and twisted tale in her debut paranormal thriller novel. Readers will soon discover that her main character is not the only one shrouded in mystery. Indeed, Wacek’s first-person narrative is replete with quite an elusive, but well-defined, cast. While there is a small handful of players who appear to have their act together, many are designed not only as foils intended to bring out the best as well as the worst in Kit, but also as red herrings. They have passive-aggressive issues, vacillating between genuine kindness and concern to downright patronization, greed, and, in some cases, blatant manipulation. Readers undoubtedly will find themselves in a quandary when attempting to identify culprits. Wacek adds even more to the confusion by setting the plot’s backdrop to a consistent foreboding mood, which is reflected in the seasons, weather, and time of day. Well-written and gripping from beginning to end, The Stolen Twin is a must read mystery.”
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What readers are saying ….
“This is what a thriller/suspense is supposed to feel like! It was so intense – parts of this book gave me goosebumps and parts of it made me cry! This would seriously make an excellent, but creepy, movie! A huge Brava for Michele Pariza Wacek, I would love to read more by this author.”