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Desperate Paths

Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2019 E. C. Diskin (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

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 best-selling 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, best-selling author of River Bodies)

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 best-selling author of The Weight of Blood)

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You only think you know your family..,

I really enjoyed this new book from E C Diskin. This is a stand alone with a very creative plot. Throughout the story you keep thinking how predictable the ending will be, guess again! This is a story of a complicated and rather dysfunctional family.
The protagonist (Brooklyn) is very likable. She is an aspiring actress living in NYC. When her father is injured in a fall, Brooklyn returns home.
Throughout the book you get glimpses into her past. Her sister who the truth seems to elude, her religious parents, her unusual adoption and the teasing she got because she was different.
Meanwhile a visiting actor is shot through his father's kitchen window. And then Brooklyn is accused of killing her father.
The town has a lot to hide and the retiring sheriff is the best friend of Brooklyn 's father.
Somehow all of these disjointed events come together in this story for a rather surprising ending.
The three narrators worked very well together. Excellent job!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Unique storyline that kept me guessing.

I loved that I couldn't figure out what would happen next. I read so much that this is rare. The performances were really good, and I appreciate their talent.

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  • Kaye
  • Birmingham, Al
  • 03-24-19

Desperate Paths

After reading some of the reviews I wasn’t sure about this book but I’m so glad I listened to it. I highly recommend it! The story and the narration was excellent!