Dede Sooyoo was just a normal college student when she was whisked away from her home in Ghana and planted in the last place she ever expected: Maryland. There, armed with nothing but an iron will and an endless sense of optimism, she dove enthusiastically into the corporate world. Follow Dede's sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing journey as she endured years of bullying and prejudice, only to end up with a nightmarish boss who tried to get rid of her using everything from theft to voodoo magic. Did Dede finally abandon her joy, or was she able to maintain her sunny disposition? Laugh, cry, and be inspired by this true tale of integrity, determination, and the simple power of kindness.
This world is unforgiving
to many, but that doesn’t
mean you can’t shine
and spark the lives
The poetry of One Can Heal takes the reader on a heartbreaking journey where one finds strength to overcome and heal the unintended wounds. This collection focuses on the hardships in life such as grief, loss, depression, family, heartbreak, and the value of self-love and acceptance. One Can Heal explores the darkness many can face in life and shows that scars do not define anyone.
A sadistic serial killer, known as the “Butcher” is loose in Los Angeles. He has a particular taste for carving up prostitutes, but they are only the first course in the Butcher’s banquet. In a letter to the media and the police, the Butcher exposes his real targets — cheating wives. He attacks them the same way he did the prostitutes: twenty shallow and two deep stab wounds.
Assigned to bring the Butcher to justice are Lieutenant Elgie Reynolds, Detective Quinn Kim, and Forensic Psychologist Dr. Lucas Connors. They follow the blood trail left in the Butcher’s wake. His blood lust increases with each body. The Butcher proves to be a cunning adversary for Elgie and his crew. He is so adept at blending in that he begins to go into bars, pick up women, kills them, and still, no one knows who he is. He seems to blend in with the crowd: nondescript.
The Butcher manages to kill without leaving a trace of evidence or a clue to his identity. He goes so far as to call Reynolds and tell him he’s seen him, he’s closer than he thinks. But even that’s not enough to satisfy his ego. The Butcher needs a new thrill. He needs more attention. After all, what good is it to actually get away with murder if no one knows about it.
Gracie’s Gone is. Thriller about the shocking family secrets revealed when six-year-old Gracie is abducted. Two years after her mother’s tragic death,Gracie Cain is abducted at a shopping mall by a costumed chicken during the Easter parade. Gracie’s father receives a demand from r ransom and wires the money to a bank in Mexico. But with each passing day without Gracie, fear mounts and dark secrets surface. Gracie is found, but weeks later an explosion in a meth lab where three bodies are found holds the clue to who took Gracie. Was Gracie’s terrifying abduction spawned by the bitter lover’s revenge, the brother’s greed,the new wife’s jealousy or the carelessness of the ay pair? Or. After Alexander Rose’s harrowing divorce and custody battle, she marries David,a handsome widower,and moved into his opulent Laguna Beach home. Alex and David are committed to providing a safe and loving home for Alex’s three sons and David’s beautiful six-year-old daughter Gracie But forty-five minutes, just forty-five minutes, that’s all it takes for their lives to turn into a nightmare—a nightmare spawned by cold-blooded deception. shocking secrets invade Alex and David’s perfectly crafted life. Gripping and terrifying, Gracie’s Gone takes the reader into the home and hearts of the family when Gracie’s safety is threatened. Gracie’s Gone speaks to every parent’s fervent desire to protect their children and the abyss they face when they fail.