Betrayal, rebellion, jealousy, and a kidnapping gone awry are at the core of this ensnaring novel. About to turn sixteen, Marnie Taylor is rebellious. Kidnapped at birth and already eight years old before she was united with her birth family, she lacks many shared memories. She feels like an outsider and is jealous of her more even-tempered and popular twin sister, Callie. Lonely, Marnie finds a compassionate listener in Brad, whom she meets online. Spinning a web of lies to throw her parents off track, Marnie arranges an in-person meet-up with Brad. She realizes too late that she has been targeted in a sinister scheme for ransom.
Quinn's vivid cast of characters return in this high-tension, stand-alone sequel. Though their actions are totally believable, they are far from predictable. Cougar Viviana De Mornay takes Chicago's fashion world and ''Italian Stallion'' Gino Cabello by storm. Tony Wainwright, who has paid his dues for a past crime and appears to have turned his life around, is catapulted to the top of the list of suspects. PI Ross Pocino is on the scene with his surprising insights into criminal behavior, and Paige Toddman's mother, Helen, seems to grow younger every day. While some mothers can unintentionally do unspeakable harm to their children, Ashleigh's steel-magnolia actions redeem the sacredness of that role.
About Darlene Quinn (Los Angeles, California Author)
Darlene Quinn is an international award winning author and speaker from Long Beach, California.
Darlene writes what she likes to read, which is page-turning-suspense, based on actual events in the world of fashion department stores, while never allowing the facts to get in the way of a good story. The stand-alone Web series explores love and loss, career and family, forgiveness and redemption. Fast-paced chapters propel unforgettable characters through the turmoil of overlapping and often conflicting commitments. As part of a nine-member management team for the Bullocks Wilshire Specialty Department Stores (West Coast Division of the former Federated Department Store conglomerate ~ now Macy's Inc.) She has an insider's perspective on the rise and fall of major department stores.
National and International Awards:
Conflicting Webs 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards General Fiction 2015 International Readers Favorite Silver Medal for General Fiction
Unpredictable Webs 2014 International Readers Favorite Gold Medal for General Fiction 2014 Beverly Hills Book Awards and the President's Choice top prize winner!
Twisted Webs 2011 International Book Award Winner for Fiction and Literature, as well as the Winner of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Award for General Fiction.
Webs of Power 2009 National Indie Excellence Award for General Fiction
Webs of Fate 2011 Readers Favorite Award for General Fiction.
Quinn's first published novel, Sizzling Cold Case, published in January of 2007, was a somewhat unusual collaboration as well as labor of love for her dear friend, Buddy Ebsen. His work-in-progress was a Barnaby Jones novel, which at his widow's request, Quinn was thrilled to complete.
Prior to being an author and speaker, Quinn was a teacher in the public school system, a self-improvement and modeling instructor, a private contractor for the city, department stores (Bullock's/Robinson's), and hospitals.
Darlene has two children, John and Jodie, six wonderful grandchildren, and lives with her husband and greatest supporter, Jack, in Long Beach and Big Bear, California.
She is currently working on the sixth book in her Web Series, Severed Webs.