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by Cecelia J. Bonwick


When Monica’s father’s death is ruled a murder, she is the prime suspect, and the handsome lead detective is set to prove his case. Her father’s last message, a dire warning, sends her on a wild goose chase across the globe, with unknown enemies dogging her every move.


Like an intricate game of chess, her skills will be put to the test. Her life and the lives of those close to her will be threatened time and again by her family’s shadowy secrets. She could loose everything she holds dear. Will Monica be able to convince the people she loves that she is innocent? Will she be strong enough to live to tell the tale? Or will it all be too much for this quiet naive girl?


“I can see this author gathering faithful fans.”


“It’s fast-paced, the characters are interesting, and I enjoyed how the story moved between present and past, weaving both stories together.”


“Wow, once this story gets going it’s a fast ride. Definitely a must-read if you like your mystery with a little international espionage thrown in.”




CIR: What inspired this story?

BONWICK: A cryptic letter from my father when I asked him to write his life story – but the story is fiction.

CIR: What was your favorite part of writing this story?

BONWICK: Writing in two different eras – while using the cryptic story as a back drop. Also, editing with my daughter.

CIR: What was the hardest part of writing this story?

BONWICK: Hoping that if ever my father read this story, I would have done it justice. Possibly because also there were many hidden and dangerous things in my father’s life – including the disappearance of a friend – so years and dates were changed just encase I did accidentally hit the nail on the head.

CIR: What other books, movies or shows might you compare to this story?

BONWICK: I think it is possibly different from most books I have read but I have been inspired by Madeline Brent, Barbara Taylor-Bradford and Robert Ludlum

CIR: What themes do you address in this story?

BONWICK: Not only does a certain amount of training by our parents stick with us – but I suppose that saying that a woman is like a teabag – she doesn’t know her own strength until she is in hot water. Females can be strong!

CIR: What message do you hope your readers take away from this book?

BONWICK: Can be a survivor despite the odds.

CIR: Is there anything special about the way this book was put together?

BONWICK: I had an amazing support team – authors who gave me feed back but most of all my daughter who cares for me on a daily basis.  I am disabled. She has taken my book from a manuscript to book form.  I hope my writing inspires other disabled/chronically ill people not to give up, but to reach for the stars – a new star – possibly a star in another galaxy!

CIR: Is there more coming? A sequel?

BONWICK: Yes, I am writing it at present. Also other books will soon be published.


Learn more about the author at ceceliajbonwick.com