The first three psychological thrillers in the award-winning Secrets of Redemption Series: It Began With a Lie, This Happened to Jessica, The Evil That Was Done.
A fresh start. That’s what Becca hoped the move from New York to Redemption, Wisconsin, would be for her troubled family. A way to get her crumbling marriage back on track, and to bond with her difficult 16-year-old stepdaughter.
But instead of a new beginning, Becca is thrust into a mysterious past she barely remembers. A past that includes …
Complications from interacting with her old teenage crush, Daniel …
Struggling to regain her memory of the night 16-year-old Jessica disappeared …
Dealing with the townspeople, who are convinced she and her family are behind many of the violent murders and disappearances that have plagued Redemption …
Living in her aunt’s old house, which the locals swear is haunted.
But there’s no such thing as ghosts. Right?
So, what IS the real secret of Redemption?
2018 PRG Reviewers’ Choice Winner for Book and Book Series
Praise for It Began With a Lie
“This book grabs your attention slowly and then ramps up the intensity until your spine tingles and you aren’t sure what to tell Becca – run or stay? Who can she trust?”Paranormal Romance Guild
Michele Pariza Wacek carries the reader along on this journey, which has twists and turns to the very last page. Her characters become friends, some you want to spend more time with and some you come to despise. She casts a spell that will keep you enthralled. A can’t miss novel from a dynamic author. 5 stars!
The International Review of Books
On the surface, Wacek employs all the devices of a standard haunted-house story full of ghosts and supernatural possessions. But her principal plot is also entangled with a mystery, family secrets, and a character study of a woman reconciling with her past that unveils before her eyes. Wacek’s ambitious story is made more complex with layers of subplots that subtly build up the overall suspense. … The different storylines working together make sense, since not all is fully resolved, and this is the first of a planned series of books. As you read, waiting to see what happens next, you may be surprised by how it ends.
The US Review of Books
Praise for This Happened to Jessica
“You will love it. Oh but don’t turn the lights out…or stay overnight alone while reading this one.”
Paranormal Romance Guild
Praise for The Evil That was Done
“We can only hope there is another EVIL series lurking somewhere in our future – if we can stand the suspense and survive the wait….but I recommend not venturing into any old basements or locked rooms while you wait!”
Paranormal Romance Guild
For more on how all three series fit together, start here.
Don’t forget to check out all the short stories, snippets, unpublished excerpts and more in the Secrets of Redemption universe.
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