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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Book 4 in the Secrets of Redemption series! It started so innocently. Charlie only stopped in this charming, wholesome town because she was lost. But things are never as they seem in Redemption …
Book 5 in the Award-Winning Secrets of Redemption series! She was supposed to be safe. However, nothing is ever what it seems in Redemption. And you should never, ever, discount the darkness hiding under the surface.
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?
Note from Michele: This is an unpublished excerpt from Secrets of Redemption Book 4, The Summoning. It takes place in New York City before The Summoning begins. “I’m worried about Charlotte,” Annabelle said. Marguerite grimaced as she leaned back against the car’s seat and rubbed her belly. “Don’t be. I’m sure she’s fine.” The two […]
A desperate escape. A broken-down car. A town full of secrets. Welcome to Redemption, Wisconsin, where things are never as they seem. Watch the video trailer from Book 4, The Summoning, of the award-winning Secrets of Redemption series. (Don’t forget to turn it up so you get the full music experience!) Animation: Morgan Wright […]
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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