Books by fiction writer Kathryn Orzech
On an innocent day in 1899, twelve-year-old Maggie Delito accidentally discovers a scandal so shameful and shocking it will forever haunt her life. The next day she’s locked in an asylum.
Secrets remain hidden for seventy-five years until Laura Delito inherits ancestral assets, and her prestigious family's mysterious past comes knocking. A strange old woman. Cryptic messages. And a rare antique key that might unlock the truth, if only she could find it. As she pursues clues from Hartford and Providence to Italy and Morocco, she doesn't see a lethal danger looming in an office down the hall.
Reader Reviews. ASYLUM excerpts:
"I loved, loved, loved this book. The suspenseful cover is only the beginning to a dark family saga that spans generations. It is a very quick read, because you can't put it down. You feel bad for the characters and can't wait to see what happens to them next. Suspense, romance, action and mystery. It has everything!"
"A must read! Asylum is the type of story every genealogist hopes to find … one of family, character, intrigue and resolve. Twelve year old Maggie Delito starts the trek but the journey home continued far beyond her lifetime. Kathryn Orzech did a great job in creating a story that read like a movie, queried like a puzzle and felt like a family."
"The story captivates the reader within the first few pages, adds twists and turns, throws in romance, stirs in some action and suspense … and gives you … Asylum!"
"Scandals and secrets from 1899 send shockwaves through time. They erupt in 1974 when the grand dame CEO of a Connecticut company dies. Could there be a traitor within? And who was the elderly woman at the funeral with a mysterious gift from the past. A page turner!"
"My husband brought 'Asylum' home for me the other day. I can't say I couldn't put it down; I had stuff to do so I HAD to put it down. But all the time I was cleaning the kitchen and polishing furniture, I was thinking about Maggie and what she was going through, and what kinds of things Laura was going to discover about her family's secret past. I couldn't let the story go. And yes, I wept more than a few times. Awesome book. I've already recommended it to my mother."
"I would recommend this book to all readers and book clubs. I could not put it down until it was finished. Even as I was doing other things my mind kept going back to the characters."
"I loved everything about this book. It had beauty, drama, suspense and I was pulled along through the story. It was beautifully written and I loved the characters, they were incredibly dynamic and so well defined. The ending is amazing, a great twist that I never saw coming."
Praise by industry professionals:
"This was an amazing ride. What a roller coaster and creepy and fascinating and fun. … Gripping!"
"I was immediately swept into the story and was impressed by the author's talent with story weaving and suspense driven plotting. Very nicely done."
… a psychic thriller with a little romance
Dreamwatch.com, true paranormal experiences of ordinary people, began as a hobby. It was supposed to be fun—until premonitions from around the world predict the same deadly attack.
If only you knew, who would you tell? If no one believed, how far would you go to stop it?
Reader Reviews. PREMONITION OF TERROR excerpts:
"Kathryn Orzech took a story of fiction and left me wondering, hmmm, couldn't this really happen? HAS this really happened?! Her style of weaving paranormal elements with everyday events and a romantic tease makes this a great read for those of us who normally don't read paranormal. Premonition of Terror is a thriller, a page turner and a must read."
"This book was thrilling and suspenseful with a touch of romance and a paranormal theme weaving in and out."
"I truly enjoyed reading this book set in New England. Well thought out and developed characters."
Praise by industry professionals:
"Especially well-realized characters."
"Not so much Mulder and Scully as Alison Dubois and Jack Bauer. Think Medium meets 24."
"A strong thriller."
"So many great strands to this story … and the twists at the very end work so well!"
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