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, Award-Winning Author
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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?
The locals swear the town is haunted. But there’s no such thing as ghosts. Right? Get started on this award-winning series today.
A serial killer is targeting young men. A serial killer who appears to be Linda’s sister Elizabeth. But it can’t be Elizabeth, she’s dead. Right?
Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him. But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married. What follows is one of the most […]
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by getting your heart broken. I jest. Well, sort of. Because, let’s face it, if you love psychological thrillers and mysteries, you probably also love reading about other people’s dysfunctional relationships. (Don’t worry, we’re not judging.) So, this Valentine’s Day, let’s bring all of that out into […]
Just because you read a lot doesn’t mean you’re an actual bookworm. Bookworms are a special breed. They’re not just committed to their books, they’re attached. (Like the joke around the eggs and bacon – the chicken is committed but the bacon is attached.) And if you’re wondering if YOU may be one of the […]
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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