Featured Selection: It Began with a Lie by Michele Pariza Wacek
Michele Pariza Wacek
Is the house really haunted? Or is there something far more sinister out to destroy them?
A fresh start. That was 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 the complications of interacting with her old teenage crush, Daniel, as well as living in her aunt’s old house (what the locals call “The Witch House.”)
But is the house really haunted?
Or is there something far more sinister out to destroy them?
About Michele Pariza Wacek:
When Michele was three years old, she taught herself to read because she wanted to write stories so badly.
As you can imagine, writing has been a driving passion throughout her life. She became a professional copywriter (which is writing promotional materials for businesses), which led to her founding a copywriting and marketing company that serves clients all over the world.
Along with being a copywriter, she also writes both fiction and nonfiction books.
For fiction, she’s published three psychological thriller/suspense/mystery novels called The Stolen Twin (which hit bestseller status), Mirror Image, and It Began with a Lie, whick is the first book in her latest fiction project, a three-book psychological thriller/suspense/mystery series called “Secrets of Redemption.”
For more on her fiction and to read her blog (which includes short stories, book reviews, musings and more), visit MiPWNovels.com.
For nonfiction, she’s authored a “Love-Based Business” series of books, which includes Love-Based Copy, Love-Based Online Marketing, Love-Based Money and Mindset, and Love-Based Goals. To learn more about the love-based philosophy, visit LoveBasedBiz.com.
She holds a double major in English and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently she lives in the mountains of Prescott, Arizona with her husband Paul and southern squirrel hunter Cassie.
Review by Lauren Helms:
IT BEGAN WITH A LIE was so different and oh so good. There were times when I had to put the Kindle down because I was getting just a little creeped out. Or thought maybe I shouldn’t read at night before bed. But I devoured this book. The characters were rich in personality.
The thriller/suspense/paranormal/horror was just so well put together that I didn’t even mind that the romance aspect was just a tiny speck on the whole picture.
While I was reading, I could easily envision this story being movie ready. I really can’t wait for the next book, which totally takes me by surprise.