Craven Falls, Ohio, is a small town with twenty-eight hundred residents—a town where everyone knows almost everyone else and where nothing ever happens, until one day two children disappear.
Ashley Teodoraspends her days juggling work, school, and her five-year-old daughter, Lily. She receives a phone call from her best friend, Carla Michaels, needing her to go to Illinois to help Carla who is going through a tough time in her life. When Ashley returns home, she receives horrifying news that turns her world upside down; her precious Lily has been abducted!
Reece Garran is released from prison after a five-year sentence. His primary goal is to find the woman whose memory kept him alive all those years while behind bars. This woman had captured his heart and wouldn’t let go. When the transport bus pulls into the town of Craven Falls, Reece thinks it’s just another small ordinary town until he finds a reason to stay.
Catherine Teodora, Ashley’s mother, loves crocheting, baking, gardening, and spending time with her granddaughter, Lily. On a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, Catherine’s world is torn to pieces. All she did was look away for a split-second, and Lily was gone!
A family pulls together in a time of need, but what happens when those that are close to you are hiding behind twisted secrets? Will they stand by one another and find their missing Lily? Or will the secrets tear this family apart?
The Secrets and Second Chances Series by Donna Zadunajsky is a great collection of mystery, murder, romance, and secrets. What more could you want? They don't have to be necessarily read in order because each is a complete plot onto itself. The series is about friends and lives that touch each other over time and distance, showing the bonds we develop that last a lifetime.
"Twisted Secrets", Zadunajsky's latest in the series, is my absolute favorite! This novel is also a psychological thriller! I don't want to give away any spoilers, especially not with this book where there are so many twists and turns you never see coming and keep you guessing long past the last page is turned.
This book will haunt you for many days, months, and years. You'll be inclined to read it again and again to follow the Twisted Secrets that plague a seemingly "normal" family in a quiet small town. And that is the true measure of a great work of fiction ... staying power. Characters you can't forget; secrets that unfold and then twist into a whole new secret ... each more thrilling and dangerous than the last.
Don't ever tear out the last short chapter ... and don't be tempted to read it too soon ... save the best, most thought-provoking Twisted Secret for the last gasping moment of this luscious paradox of events that definitely are not what they appear to be at first glance. Chills and anticipation will leave you breathless throughout the entire book. Never a dull moment ... in a quiet small town.