Novels

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Her grief threatened to swallow her whole. When a seed of betrayal plants a devastating truth, will blood prove thicker than vengeance?

Jacklyn Stone is struggling to stay strong. Left bewildered by her husband’s death, the devastated widow feels her usually competent management over her garden shop sliding into chaos. So when her son and daughter suggest a brief vacation to help speed up her healing, she heads to the remote retreat… only to realize she can’t check out.

With her skin crawling as the so-called getaway reveals its true nature as a psychiatric facility, Jacklyn fights to establish her mental stability. But with her child determined to leave her locked in the gilded cage, she fears the tightly sealed grounds will be the permanent backdrop to her golden years.

Can she reclaim her home before it’s forever destroyed?

Shore Lodge is a pulse-pounding psychological thriller. If you like heroines with grit, tense stakes, and shocking treachery, then you’ll love Susan Specht Oram’s relentless revenge.

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Her sudden foray into crime may have her feeling guilty as sin, but this feisty mastermind refuses to let anyone else steal her plunder.

Jasmine Bucker is determined to save her father. But his rare form of deadly lung disease calls for cash she doesn’t have, so the devoted daughter turns to burglary and snatching the money from her shady boor of a boss. Though when her getaway is cut short by sirens, she vows to hunt down the bogus cops after they grab the greenbacks and vanish.

Stranded and broke, Jasmine realizes she must outwit callous crooks used to walking on the wrong side of the law. And with her dad’s hourglass about to run out of sand, she’ll need all the help she can get to liberate the life-saving loot…

Can Jasmine pull off an audacious, high-stakes recovery mission?

If you like quirky characters, devious plots, and fiendish twists and turns, then you’ll love The Thieves.

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She’s used to cleaning houses and getting down in the grime. But the dirt she just dug up could kill.

Miranda Diggs longs for absolution. But when she tries to purge bad memories and accidentally sends a motel up in flames, the regret-filled young woman seeks peace by checking into a mysterious remote resort. Driven by insatiable curiosity and venturing beyond “No Trespassing” signs, she’s horrified after stepping into a rundown barn that the doors slam shut… and lock.

Seeking a way out, Miranda pries open a trapdoor and follows the tunnel beneath into an eerie game that seems to know all her closest-held secrets. And as the trials morph from subtle emotional prods into life-or-death situations, her fight against the ever-closing walls threatens to become fatal.

Will her phobias push her mind past the point of no return?

Cabin Eight is the tense third book in The Millersville thriller series. If you like startling twists, dark conspiracies, and explorations of the dangers of technology, then you’ll love Susan Specht Oram’s gritty search for survival.

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Betrayed from within. Attacked from all sides. Can she avoid heartbreak and stop all who are intent on her destruction?

Violet Cleveland is used to being on high alert as an ex-covert-ops leader. She just opened a private security firm and hired her old team. But when her first client is threatened by violent protests, she discovers one of the leaders is her mother. Can their relationship survive the turmoil in town?

The Mother’s Threat is a compelling standalone novel. If you like driven heroines, complex family relationships, and intense psychological drama, then you’ll love Susan Specht Oram’s high-stakes standoff.

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A deathbed promise. A missing diary. Can she find her loved one’s message and fulfill a last wish?

Karina Walker is juggling an unexpected upheaval. Rushing to her dying grandmother’s side, the grieving twenty-four-year-old agrees to move home, take over the old café, and read a journal left behind. But she’s shocked to her core when the little red book disappears from view the moment she turns her back.

Building a list of suspects who may have overheard mention of a hidden stash of money, Karina teams up with her cousin and a former teacher to track down her inheritance. And while rumors run rampant around town, she discovers a buried secret that could change her forever…

Can Karina confront her family’s past and build herself a new future?

Secrets at the Café is an unforgettable, page-turning domestic suspense. If you like determined heroines, dizzying plot twists, and breathtaking dramas, then you’ll adore Susan Specht Oram’s riveting read.

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She leads a hectic life. But when this determined single mom stumbles on buried secrets, will the truth put a target on her back?

Between repairing boat engines and caring for her teenage daughter, Irena Fishbone is always on the run. Still owed ten years child support by her ex-husband, she’s made her own way and built a thriving business. But when she and her ex join a shipboard celebration with a close-knit group of old high school friends, she’s furious when the stubborn man refuses to wear a lifejacket and the two of them are swept away by a rogue wave.

Horrified that he never returned to the boat, as the Coast Guard scours the sea the driven woman organizes a search party to track down her missing ex-husband. But returning to the marina empty handed, her growing suspicions reveal damning financial records, furtive friends, obscure messages… and a tangled web of lies.

With the small-town community on a knife-edge, will anyone emerge unscathed?

Under Jackson Bridge is a nail-biting psychological thriller. If you like courageous heroines, unsettling conflict, and jaw-dropping twists, you’ll be gripped by this chilling page-turner.

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