Kelly Simmerman, Author

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THE JOURNAL EFFECT is a Women’s Fiction domestic suspense that exposes the existential human quest for truth and the family secrets it spawns through the quirky voice of a unique protagonist. Family secrets suck. Especially when the secrets are about you. Distrustful and awkward, 28-year-old Chelsea eats too many M&Ms and avoids mirrors. She wishes she could remember what had happened to her when she was ten, but her spotty memories of abuse don’t hold together. Anxiety and panic attacks plague Chelsea, and her pollyannish mother, Liz, completely denies that Chelsea was abused by her father. The one who knew the family secrets, Grandma Eve, has died. Luckily for Chelsea, Grandma left clues in her journals to answer her burning question—did her father abuse her or not? The problem is one journal is missing, and Chelsea, in her quirky way, will do anything to find it.
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