The sleepy little town in the California desert was supposed to be a sanctuary for Detective Bree Fitzpatrick—a place of refuge from the big-city crime that had left her a widow with three children to raise. But something was wrong, terribly wrong, in Warm Springs. Nothing could have prepared even a hardened police officer like her for the dark mystery of this place—a mystery that had cost far too many people their lives. And nothing could have prepared her for Cole Becker, the devastingly handsome newspaper reporter who was determined to help her uncover the truth—and show a grieving woman that she could have a second chance at love....
A young boy witnesses a tragic double homicide committed by a leading authority figure in a small Mississippi town in the summer of 1964. At a time when hatred and fear permeate the South like the unforgiving heat and humidity, secrecy and denial are necessary to maintain survival. The boy grows up to practice law, and through his court and political experiences, he comes to learn the painful-and often unspoken-lessons of his time. Intertwined in the double murder is the escalating search for three Civil Rights workers kidnaped in the state that summer as the intensity of the Civil Rights Movement comes to a head. Other abuses, kept secret and protected, further complicate the struggle for the community and its individuals to seek out and learn the truth. Ultimately, will the truth be spoken, or will the small town secrets go to the grave?
A candid look at the sins and secrets of anonymous residents of an unnamed small American town features the confession of an elderly woman who, years ago, witnessed her mother commit a heinous crime and other secrets concerning murder, incest, and more. Original.
Kendall's in for a shock. Two, actually. Gabe Townsend has a lot of nerve to show up after seven years and book in to her B and B. It hadn't been easy for Kendall Van Allen to move on after her husband was killed. But she'd persevered, picking up the pieces, running a successful business and raising two girls on her own. She's put aside the guilt over her part in Carter's death. But she'll never forgive herself… or Gabe. And Gabe hasn't even told her the whole truth. But the more he's around Kendall and the children, the more he grows to love them and want what's best for them. Can he really tell them the truth?
Town manager Savannah Castillo has everything under control, just the way she likes it. But when she starts to receive unsolicited gifts and messages from a stranger, her life turns to chaos. Against her better judgment, Savannah accepts Deputy Chief Mackenzie Blake’s help in the investigation and is more than a little annoyed when Mackenzie suggests herself as a part-time, live-in bodyguard. Savannah isn’t Mackenzie’s favorite person. She’s rude and entitled, and she always has to have the last word. Always. But when she and her daughter Eliana need help, protecting them becomes more than just a job. Mackenzie’s mission is to find the person harassing them before they cause real harm. Savannah’s fleeting and incredibly sexy smiles don’t make the task any easier, and there’s no time for distractions. Not when someone waits in the shadows, watching and preparing to strike.
Darlene's message is that with love and hope, people can and do overcome adversity. Darlene's character, Charlotte, is an admirable, brave young girl who endures much turmoil. Darlene shares Charlotte's courageous journey through a childhood of trauma and loss into an adult world of mental illness and addictions. A worthwhile trip. Many of us live with secrets, however, through the voice of Charlotte, we learn that holding on to secrets can often be more painful than letting go. "This story needed to be told." - J.J. "I am Charlotte in many ways." - Rosie "Thank you, Dee." - T.A.
Suburbia looks clean and perfect, but trust me, it’s dirty. Carrie’s back from college and bored out of her mind. Her friend drags her to a private party in small-town Riverbend, only to encounter the shock of her life. Because this isn’t just a regular party with drinks and people dancing. This is the kind of party where things get FILTHY behind closed doors. Conor’s a successful businessman back in town to meet his dad’s new fiancée. Too much time on his hands is a bad thing, and he heads to a private party at a friend’s house, ready to indulge. But when he meets the curvy girl, all his previous expectations are blown out of the water … because the gorgeous brunette has dirty secrets up her sleeve! Hey Readers – Ever suspect that behind the white shutters of your goody two-shoes neighbors lies utter filth? Well, that’s what happens in this book. Our heroine is naïve and innocent, but boy, does she learn a steamy lesson in Riverbend. Be sure to pack a fire extinguisher because you’ll need it! Xoxo, Cassie and Kendall
My book encapsulates the journey of a young girl growing up in a small town with an abusive father. Her story is shared through journal entries as written years ago detailing some of her childhood memories of actual incidents of the abuse as well as the family dynamics not only within the household but also within the small community. The book also takes you through the horrific encounter of being gang raped in my own home and living to tell about it. Never underestimate the power of love by friends and family for within them it is possible to find your courage to speak the horrible truths behind closed doors.
Angel Falls is not your typical American small town. It has more skeletons in the closet than your typical serial killer. Looks could be very deceiving and if you are not too careful, you could be caught up in a web of lies that could very well ruin you. The citizens of the town cared more about appearance and status more than anything else. Some had deep, dark secrets that they would go to great lengths to keep behind closed