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Publisher's Summary

2018 PRG Reviewers' Choice Award First Place Winner for Best Book
2018 PRG Reviewers' Choice Award Second Place Winner for Best Book Series

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 the complications of interacting with her old teenage crush, Daniel, as well as living in her aunt's old house. 

A house with a violent past. A house the locals swear is haunted. 

But there's no such thing as ghosts. Right? 

So, could there be something even more sinister out to destroy them? 

And can Becca discover the truth before it’s too late?

Includes a special note from the author, plus "The Secret Diary of Helen Blackstone", a bonus story in the Secrets of Redemption series.

©2018 Michele Pariza Wacek (P)2020 Podium Audio

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  • Vivian Garakani
  • 27-05-2020

Definitely a new favorite!!

I’m so excited to know that this is not a standalone book but instead a series, I hope that the other two books are released on audible ASAP!! The story was amazing, 13 hours flew by & I found myself checking the remaining time, hoping for it to be longer then I suspected! I can not wait to listen to the rest of this series! I also can’t end this review without acknowledging the narrator, January LaVoy is absolutely incredible, I can’t imagine a better delivery of this book!! I will absolutely be on the lookout for the rest of the series!! Ps..do yourself a favor & continue listening beyond the credits, to “Helen’s Diary”

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  • marlene gray
  • 10-06-2020

Awesome book cannot wait for book 2 in the series

This was an amazing book well worth listening to. January Lavoy is one of my top three favorite narrators which makes it even better. I can’t wait until Audible releases book 2 in the series which is this happened to Jessica you absolutely want to know what’s going on in this town!

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  • Kat from VA
  • 02-06-2020

Weak main character made difficult to enjoy

I hate it when they make the main woman stupid and dumb and afraid to speak up etc. The main character made me dislike book. I put on fast speed to get to end eventually. Wish I had not chosen book.

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  • Yikes
  • 31-05-2020

DNF

Did not finish. I got about half way through this book before I lost interest. Wasn't a bad book ... just didn't do it for me.

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  • Sandy Porter
  • 22-03-2021

Can’t get enough

I love January LaVoy reading it truly wonderful and the book you can’t put down.

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  • Linds
  • 08-02-2021

Amazing

The narrator is one of my favorites. She’s amazing at bringing each character to life, even the guys.

I just finished listening to all 3 books in this series, and wow. I was at the edge of my seat waiting to hear what was next. I’m already checking if the author has written other books. They were that good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-2020

Could not stop listening!!

Sometimes it's challenging to find a book that you can't put down, so it's exciting when you find a trilogy. The story was thrilling and January LaVoy was perfect (as usual). I find that I'm searching for books read by January instead of by author or genre. I love Michele PW's style as well. I hope she comes out with more books soon. It's a fun book series for October. :)

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  • Amanda Woods
  • 31-07-2020

Great book!

Spooky book! And there are not a lot of books that I find spooky. It was a little winded at times but still a great story and I can’t wait to listen to part 2&3. Narration was great also.

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