by E.C. Diskin
Pub Date 19 Mar 2019
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She knew everything about her family and her town. Except its secrets.
Brooklyn Anderson knows it looks bad. She was found wiping down a gun. His blood on her hands. Her father now dead. The incomprehensible nightmare has started.
Seven days earlier, Brooklyn had returned to Eden to care for her beloved father, who lay helpless in a hospital bed. Her estranged sister, Ginny, said he fell. But as Brooklyn soon realizes, Ginny is prone to lying.
Former Eden resident Darius Woods was in the hospital too. The famous actor had written a screenplay that would lay bare all the secrets of the town, but within hours of his return, someone shot him.
As the Woods investigation proceeds, and Brooklyn starts to question everything she believes about her family, her neighbors, and her home, secrets and lies begin to unravel. But nothing can prepare her for where those lies will finally lead.
And sharing the truth of what happened the night her father died might just make things worse.
A Note From the Publisher
“Desperate Paths is a riveting, powerfully told story of faith, family, and long-buried secrets that had me guessing and guessing again. Tense, taut, and full of surprises…E. C. Diskin expertly weaves multiple story lines of shocking betrayals and broken vows into a gripping and twisted tale I couldn’t read fast enough. Don’t miss this one!” —Daniel Palmer, New York Times bestselling author
“Desperate Paths by E. C. Diskin is a complex, turbulent novel about family secrets and the destruction those secrets leave behind. Twists and turns abound, each more shocking as the characters’ motivations are revealed. A mesmerizing thriller not to be missed!” —Karen Katchur, bestselling author of River Bodies
“Desperate Paths is a deeply affecting thriller about the repercussions of living other people’s dogma, racism, and inequalities. Emotionally moving while also page-turning, this book has all you need.” —Shannon Kirk, author of In the Vines and Method 15/33
“Desperate Paths is more than a thrilling page-turner. In this unflinching tale of dark and damaging secrets, Diskin expertly probes the emotional complexities of prejudice, trauma, and deceit. Shocking, suspenseful, and highly relevant. You’ll be thinking about it long after you turn the last page.” —Laura McHugh, International Thriller Writers Thriller Award winner and internationally bestselling author of The Weight of Blood
“A tightly plotted thriller wrapped around a heartfelt small-town drama, E. C. Diskin’s latest is not to be missed. It’s rare to see complex characters grow and change so believably in a novel with so many shocking twists—but Desperate Paths is as wise as it is thrilling, a mystery about what the word ‘family’ really means.” —Amy Gentry, author of international bestseller Good as Gone