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?
Hopefully we’re getting near the end of our shelter-in-place time, but just in case, I thought it would be fun to have a Quarantine Reading Challenge. (I expect all of you could finish this in a week, because what else do you have to do with yourself right now?) We already know that bookworms are […]
How do you feel about paranormal activity or the Supernatural? Ghosts? Spirits? Demons? Do you believe? The Black Tapes is a serialized fictional docudrama podcast about one journalist’s search for truth, her enigmatic subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. I discovered The Black Tapes a few months back […]
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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