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The Stone Secret by Amanda Tisevich


He spent twenty years in prison. She spent twenty years living a lie.

At 2:00 a.m. Sylvia Stone awakens to a letter on her doorstep suggesting the handsome carpenter who was convicted of murdering her mother twenty years earlier is innocent. The anonymous letters continue, each one revealing details only the true killer would know, making Sylvia question her testimony so many years ago.

Newly released from prison, Rhett Cohen has spent the last two decades with only one thing on his mind: Find the man who framed him for killing Marjorie Stone, and kill him. Rhett will do anything to get his revenge, including manipulating the late woman’s daughter.

But suddenly, Sylvia disappears.

Public interest in the twenty-year-old case reignites around Sylvia’s disappearance. The suspect? The man she accused of murder—the reticent former inmate, Rhett Cohen.

Under mounting pressure from the police and media, Rhett must find Sylvia, convince the angry small-town mob that he is innocent, and prove he was framed—or risk going back to prison for life.

In this twisted tale of revenge, deception, and forbidden love, there are two sides to every story, and two faces with every crime.

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Thorncrest, Vermont is not your typical small town. It’s filled with murder, sex, revenge, and a terrible secret that surprised this seasoned murder mystery reader.

Sylvia Stone is reliving her mother’s brutal murder that happened 20 years ago. Someone is leaving Sylvia threatening letters with a clue that changes everything. And if that isn’t enough, the man accused and imprisoned for her mother’s death is set free a few days later and shows up at her doorstep. Is he innocent? Who is sending the letters? 

Sylvia’s past is filled with sadness and heartache and she hasn’t recovered completely. She is an odd duck who is unemployed, introverted, and makes questionable choices. One of them is her obsession with  Rhett Cohen, the man accused of her mother’s murder. Another is her insistence on helping Rhett catch the real killer. What secrets will they uncover?

For the last 20 years, Rhett Cohen has dreamed of revenge on the person who set him up. As he manipulates Sylvia into helping him uncover clues, the plot thickens as the list of suspects grows. There are some nasty people in this small town and many twists and turns that kept me guessing.

The tension slowly builds in this mystery thriller to a very shocking ending. Pick up this book. It will hook you from the first page. 

Thank you to Ms. McKinney writing as Ms. Tisevich for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Amanda McKinneyAmanda Tisevich is a pseudonym for Amanda McKinney, bestselling and multi-award-winning author of more than twenty romantic suspense, mystery, and thriller novels. Her books have received over fifteen literary awards and nominations, including the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence, and have been included in lists such as POPSUGAR’s 12 Best Romance Books, and featured on the Today Show.

Amanda Tisevich writes only thrillers, specifically psychological and domestic suspense with jaw-dropping twists.

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