#Review It Began With A Lie by Michele PW
Title: It Began With A Lie,
Author: Michele PW
Published: September 10th 2018
Publisher: Love-Based Publishing
Series: Secrets of Redemption, book 1
Genres: Psychological thriller/romantic suspense/mystery
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, as she is now living in her aunt’s house (or what the locals call “The Witch House”).
But is the house really haunted? Or is there something far more sinister out to destroy them?
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I devoured this book! It had me hooked from the very start. I love nothing more than good psychological thriller and this one ticked all the boxes for me.
Set in Redemption, Wisconsin Rebecca finds herself moving into her late Aunt Charlies house, after she inherited it. It would appear that it came not a moment too soon as her husband is having trouble with his Lawyer Firm and also some financial difficulties it would appear and the hope is to turn around the house and sell it so they can back to New York.
The last time Rebecca was in Redemption 16 years prior, that tragic summer saw her almost lose her mind – well she did, and now she is back the memories are slowly coming back, along with a sinister secret. Living in a house that is said to be haunted doesn’st help her and when she starts dreaming of her Aunt Charlie who is trying to warn her of the evil that was coming Becca begins to wonder if she is losing her mind yet again! With only her sixteen year old stepdaughter to help her most of the time as her husband Stefan was back in New York sorting out the mess there, I did begin to wonder just what was going on. Was the house really haunted? Was Becca losing her mind? Was the past repeating?
I disliked the husband from the get go – he basically left her in Redemption alone with Chrissie (stepdaughter) to get on with things, and when he did visit he was acting strange and seemed very very close to his daughter – my mind did wander down that sinister route I have to admit, and actually I think the author planted that seed to throw you off scent.
This story had me hooked and certainly the twists that keep coming and thrown me a curve ball keep me on my toes guessing right to the end! The characters were intriguing, well developed and the story had you sucked in, in such a way you had a hard time telling what was real and what was dreams! The mystery surround why Rebecca blocked out her memories of the summer that Jessica went missing will also have you on your toes – you know something bad happened and you just want to shake the heck of her to remember, but you are left waiting for it to happen – and I don’t mean that in a bad way – the suspense was killing me!
About the Author:
When Michele was 3 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 is also a bestselling, award-winning fiction and nonfiction author.
For fiction, she writes psychological thriller/mystery/romantic suspense novels. She also hosts a popular book and entertainment blog. Check out MPWNovels.com for more.
For nonfiction, she’s the main author and creator of the “Love-Based Business” series that include both business and personal development books. For articles and resources on business, writing, success and more, 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.