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Daddy’s Girl, Pretty Little Girl, The Baby Thief, Entangled

(Liz Roberts Mysteries)

By Don Canaan


Daddy’s Girl

Studies confirm that molested children often become molesters themselves. "Daddy's Girl," a horror novella based on a true "ripped from the headlines" story, serves as a prequel to "Pretty Little Girl," a psychological thriller in which a female detective searches for a molested daughter who, in a concerted attempt to regain her identity, abandons her now-Alzheimer’s demented father.

"Daddy's Girl" offers a framework for the reader to understand incest and its disastrous effect on sexuality, intimacy and relationships. In the fictional case described above, we learn that the daughter's father in "Pretty Little Girl" inherited his sexual proclivity from his father, who impregnated his mother during a demonic liaison.

The prequel tells of two previously-friendly deities; one worshiped, the other banished in a coup d'état. In an attempt to regain the defeated god’s throne, a situation is created that brings forth a future pedophile.

This may frighten readers, but it will also enlighten you as to what goes on behind closed doors in thousands of households; occurrences in this horrific story rarely talked about or acknowledged.

Laura, the pretty little girl, does not see herself as a victim or as a survivor, just as reimbursement for ransom that her father paid  when she was kidnapped at age 13. But after 20 years Laura yearns for a life of her own.

Pretty Little Girl

Everything changed when Laura turned 13. She became the perfect daughter.  Just ask anyone who has ever known her. Laura devoted her life to taking care of her father, even when it meant the loss of her hopes and dreams.  But now Laura has decided it's time for her to reclaim her life.  She sets off on a journey to gather the shattered pieces of her past in the hope of forging a new future.

Detective Liz Roberts is assigned to a case when a confused man is found wandering around the Big Fresno Fair, unable to tell anyone who he is or where he lives.  The only clue to his identity is a piece of paper in his pocket that says, "My name is Larry."  As Liz uncovers his identity, she also begins to uncover long-kept secrets.   Meanwhile, an upcoming family event may force the detective to face her own painful past.

The Baby Thief

"Janie cried out in fear and pain as the needle pierced her skin. She tried to scream but found that she couldn’t breathe. Her vision blurred and the doctor’s face faded. As her heart stopped, Janie’s one last coherent thought was Rachel."

Detective Liz Roberts, in an awesome sequel to "Pretty Little Girl," reveals truths that turn her life upside-down. You'll learn why her extraordinary inquiry into the desertion of Armen Bedrosian by a daughter that he sexually abused for 20 years leads to Ellen Goodman; an OB/GYN, who many considered a saint. Detective Roberts exposes her as an intriguing monster who sells teenaged girls' babies.

"The Baby Thief" is not a typical female sleuth procedural; it’s also a series of intertwining leaves involving a legally-sinful love that results in murder and an unexpected climax. The characters' depths and flaws frame this story in such a way that entices you to finish the novel in a single sitting. One reviewer said, "The story is so gripping that I couldn't even stop reading to eat or sleep."

"Pretty Little Girl" isn't a prerequisite to "The Baby Thief." Each stands on its own unique spine, but once you read one, you'll want to learn more. And don't forget to download "The Ballad of a Pretty Little Girl" at https://youtu.be/hVQh5Hm9Lsg


Entangled,” a stand-alone novella, concludes the series of “Daddy’s Girl,” “Pretty Little Girl” and “The Baby Thief.” “Entangled,” the final battle between good and evil, will reveal answers to questions raised in the earlier books.

“Daddy’s Girl” tells how and why Armen Bedrosian, a pedophile, originates the story. For 20 years he sexually abused his teenaged daughter in this prequel of good vs. evil.

Armen’s 13-year-old daughter is kidnapped, and she repays her ransom debt to daddy with daily sexual submissions. She later abandons the now Alzheimer’s disease-afflicted father at a county fair. Detective Liz Roberts investigates the daughter, and by doing so discovers long-lost secrets of her own past.

AudioFile Magazine calls the book “A realistic account…that never misses a beat as the tragic picture continually changes. (Readers) will feel as if they’re on an emotional roller coaster as the story unravels layer by layer to a most unexpected conclusion.”



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