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(NewsUSA)We Never Knew of DarknessWe Never Knew of Darkness by Dennis Snyder

In April 1994, Hutu extremists—known as the Interahamwe —assassinated Rwanda’s president and embarked on a campaign of ruthless genocide against the minority Tutsi populations. Elijah Mutabazi, a sergeant in the Rwandan army, finds his younger sister, having been gang-raped and slaughtered by teenage killers recruited by the Interahamwe. Elijah spends his every waking hour caring for his father and protecting their village.

 Upon returning to active military duty, Elijah learns that the international community had not come to aid those who survived the genocide, but ensured safe passage for the Interahamwe overlords. Elijah deserts his army post and enters a world of reckless abandon via heroin, psychedelics, and grain alcohol.

 Elijah’s singular mission becomes vengeance against an active Interahamwe cell and its maniacal leader, who once served as a captain in the Rwandan Army and had been Elijah’s mentor. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3QCVA2Y.

The SacrificeThe Sacrifice by Caroline Steiger

A chilling journey with a captivating storyline and well-developed characters, this novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.

Spring Break. A rite of passage. A ritual. A must-do until everything turns on its side. A sociopath amid the revelry. The three J’s, their ringleader John. Always together and never apart. The witnesses to his crime or accomplices, as he refers to them. “You did nothing to stop me,” says John, and his friends are forever linked to him.

A sacrifice made to keep them from prison and their souls forever fractured. The Sacrifice is a psychological thriller spanning three timelines, three murders and souls forever bound by the carnage of their ill-fated spring break to the exotic Cancun in 1989. Purchase at https://bit.ly/44ByYmU.

Finding His Way HomeFinding His Way Home by Katie Mongelli

“A celebration of the most important aspects in our lives (family, love, friendship), which often get placed on back burners as we drive toward what we think we want,” says Elizabeth B. Splaine, author of Steel Butterflies.

Escape to the picturesque town of Pine Lake, where the weight of the world is washed away by the gentle lapping of crystal-clear waters. Zachary Hartmann, a man teetering on the edge of ruin, seeks solace amidst the tranquil embrace of this lakeside haven. Zachary yearns to rediscover himself and untangle the knots of his unraveling existence. However, fate has a different plan when he crosses paths with the captivating Missy Wagner. Her girl-next-door allure and an infectious spirit enchant Zachary, as he finds himself falling under her spell. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3Kq1xN4.

Two RoadsTwo Roads by Randy Wojnarowicz

An unforgettable, heartbreaking love story set in picturesque New England, where a family discovers, as Jean Baptiste Racine forewarned, “There are no secrets that time does not reveal!”

As Ray Shipman slips deeper into Alzheimer’s, he reveals a dark family secret that threatens to destroy the people he spent a lifetime protecting. Ray and his wife Allison face a reality they avoided since the first year of their marriage, forcing them to question whether their 50-year love story was real. Ray’s daughter Dorothy struggles to find the truth of who she really is and whether Ray is the loving father she adores—or a fraud

Two Roads takes readers on an emotional ride, seen through the eyes of three generations—as they grapple with their past, losing Ray, and an unimaginable tragedy no one sees coming. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3qwKAtC.




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