Photo: Robert Bruce Photography is a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she has served on the board of directors. She has honored by the Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar. The King’ Daughter features Helena Pelletier has a loving husband and two young daughters. The family lives on ’s Upper Peninsula. Helena has a secret: she’s the product of an abduction. Her mother was abducted as a teenager, and Helen is a result of that event. She and her mother lived for the first twelve years of Helena’s life in the company of the kidnapper—Helena’s father—until he was captured and sent to prison. When a prison inmate kills two guards and escapes from prison, Helena’s past threatens to return, and only she possesses the skills to her father down—skills her father taught her. The very first of the novel are compelling. “If I told you my mother’s name, you’d recognize it right away. My mother was famous, though she wanted to be. Hers wasn’t the kind of fame anyone would wish for. Jaycee Dugard, Amanda Berry, Elizabeth Smart—that kind of thing, though my mother was none of […]

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