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 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?
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?
Summer—the perfect time for a good scare—is right around the corner. Maybe right now you’re thinking, “What are you talking about, Michele? Summertime is for trashy romance novel reading poolside!” Well, maybe that’s the warmup. But once the sun goes down, it’s time to light the bonfire and tell some chilling ghost stories. Think about […]
It’s finally here! The stunning conclusion to The Secrets of Redemption Series: The Evil That Was Done. Check out this gorgeous cover: (My designer, Erin Stratton, outdid herself, wouldn’t you agree?) Publication is set for June 26, 2019. You can preorder on Amazon right now. (Unless you’re waiting to get in Kindle Unlimited, then alas […]
First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, […]
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.”