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 imagine, … Read More about Bestselling, Award-Winning Author
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A fresh start. That’s what Becca had hoped for. But instead she’s thrust into a past she barely remembers, one that threatens her sanity and her life.
15 years ago, 16-year-old Jessica vanished, never to be seen again. Can Becca, the last person who saw her, discover the truth before it’s too late?
The shocking conclusion of the award-winning Secrets of Redemption series where long-buried secrets will finally be revealed …
When the granddaughter of one of Florida’s most powerful judges disappears, it triggers a personal trauma for Detective Alice Garner: the kidnapping and murder of her own child. As a flood of painful memories comes rushing back, Alice sees herself in the guilt-ridden and emotionally fragile mother Charlotte Burke, who has become the target of […]
A few years back, someone posted a question on Goodreads asking if any book club discussion questions existed for my book, The Stolen Twin. Even though it had never occurred to me to provide them, the question still gave me pause. I’m an English Major, so I always thought of “literary” books as discussion question […]
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.”