Monday, June 10, 2013

Incidental Daughter Book Review

I have a different kind of love story to tell you about today that is called the Incidental Daughter written by Val Stasik.
Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
Readers who would enjoy a family drama interwoven with romance, suspense, and a touch of the paranormal will find it hard to put down Val Stasik’s break-out novel, Incidental Daughter.  
When successful publisher Liz Michaels’ marriage to blue blood, Addison Tiffin Payne, fails after the loss of their baby and his growing alcoholism, she pours all her creative energy and passion into her work and finds comfort in her friendships and the appearances of the spirits of her Polish mother and grandmother, who never speak except in dreams she cannot remember.  
Only her feelings from those dreams linger. When her ex-husband plans to stage her suicide by pushing her off the balcony of her high-rise home, he topples to his death instead. When the police arrive, the potential victim becomes the prime murder suspect. She meets Pittsburgh Police Detective Jim Shannon, who may threaten her freedom or possibly gain her love.  
Her swirling feelings are complicated by the simultaneous appearance of a talented, familiar-looking intern at her workplace. Internal conflict is soon compounded by external threats created by her ex-husband and his mother as well as someone seeking revenge on Shannon and his partner. Wll Liz be destroyed by this vortex, or will she use the crisis to open the door to a second chance at love and family?
There is a little bit of everything in this awesome book that you will not be able to put it down until you read thru the entire book like I did.  I hardly find a good book that is worth staying up all night over but this is one of those few and I wanted to share this with you.

This poor woman, Liz Michaels goes thru the wringer with her personal relationships while her career is off and running! Her mother had committed suicide and she saw her father only once in her life and when her mother died, she closed the door to her personal life and never looked back. She went to stay with with Miriam Kernan and went to college and then on to work with Miriam at her business being a successful publisher.

Of course, along the way she picks up a man named Addy Payne and they get married and she has a miscarriage and Addy becomes an Alcoholic. That was when Liz knew the marriage was over. He gave her no sympathy or held her when she lost the baby.

I will leave the story there because it is really an interesting read in what goes on between her and Addy and she has not seen the last of him at all.  He will take things to an all time level but will he win or lose?  It's a great book to keep your mind whirling while you sit somewhere on the beach enjoying your summer vacation or if you are at home and it's raining and nothing is on TV, then grab a book and let your imagination go. That's what I do when I get lost in a book and want to finish it ASAP so that I know what happens.

Happy Reading!

You will love this book and because I know you will, the agency and writer have agreed to let me give a book away for one of you to read! Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Paula L. said...

We're a split family. Myself and oldest daughter love to husband and younger daughter not so much.

jandplee at att dot net

GeorgiaBeckman said...

We are a HUGE reading family.
Georgia Beckman