The comfort of Jade Annes mountain retreat collapses when she receives a letter from an old flame, Stephan Peltzini. As ex-coworkers, they have had no contact for five years. She has tried to forget the past and become invisible, but the letter arrives in her new name and address. It finds her like a wild animal tracking its prey. Stephan tells Jade she is sole heir of a family fortune in a bank in Germany. Hints about her family heirlooms to make the letter seem credible. He suggests that she travel to an abandoned farmhouse after a package of vital family information. By the time she finishes the letter, her curiosity is piqued. The car is full of gas and the farmhouse is only a days drive away. She ignores the clanging bell of better judgment and decides to retrieve the mysterious package. Blinded by love and nave trust, she is pulled into the spiritual journey of a lifetime. She finds herself locked in an unhealthy relationship and exposed to extreme darkness. It takes a gutsy attorney, private investigation, a psychologist-priest, and a maze of courtroom drama to save her soul.
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 152 x 229 x 24mm | 631g
- 22 Apr 2016
- Xlibris US
- Illustrations, black and white
About Dianne Kaye
Dianne Kaye lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and spends her leisure time painting landscapes and writing poetry and fiction. Retired after twenty years of human services work, she finds inspiration to write from the many courageous people she met as a youth worker, addictions counselor, family therapist, and HIV case manager. Always aspiring to be a writer, she studied books from suspense, psychological thriller, to spy intrigue. She learned to use published writers as silent mentors and developed a unique writing style of weaving reality into fiction. She has published several poems and short stories in an array of anthologies. Puzzled by the women who chose abusive men repeatedly and suffered negative consequences, Kaye discovered a religious concept called soul-ties, created through intimacy. If a relationship involves escalating violence, a negative soul-tie is formed. Sometimes it takes determination, courage, and divine intervention to be free. Compelled to write a story about a woman who finds herself in a dangerous situation, Kaye penned a suspenseful drama. As she added more characters, the tale turned into a suspenseful, action-filled adventure. Misled is Kayes first novel. She says, I hope you enjoy reading the story like I enjoyed writing it. She is currently developing the outline for a sequel.