Three Rules

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Marie Drake lives with her husband and their four wonderful sons in a small town near Lake Ontario. Her entire family enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter. Their rescued Jack Russell/Corgi mix makes their family complete.
She is a crochet fanatic. She designs her own patterns and enjoys crocheting for friends, family, and charity. She loves to cook and bake, especially when making up a new recipe. Marie is an avid reader of romance, mystery, and suspense thrillers.
She is a woman of many interests - and maybe talents - but will be quick to tell you that her most important and proudest accomplishment is the part she played in the lives of children. She provided daycare for over ten years, and she and her husband fostered more than fifteen children over a five year period.
While juggling all her boys' sporting events, academic, musical, and other extra curricular activities, and running a small home based business designing crochet afghan patterns, she tries to squeeze in some time for writing each day.
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Three Rules

Authored by Marie Drake

What if the secret you believed was your most awful, shocking, and shameful wasn't truly the worst thing you kept locked deep inside your mind? What if you thought you'd survived the worst thing that could happen to you and you were wrong?
Joey Bishop has loved Hope Wellman since they were children, but Hope finds it difficult to love anyone else when she is less than fond of herself. Turning twenty-one, she carries a childhood full of horrific memories, a bone chilling recurring nightmare, and a persistent paranoid sense of being followed that she would rather keep repressed. Is evil reaching from beyond the grave to capture the tattered remnants of her soul once and for all? Is it only a machination of her disturbed mind? Is there something more sinister than even she can imagine happening?
Attending the funeral of her abuser is the first step in putting her life back together. She struggles with never telling anyone what happened to her, and that the grave they are mourning over is empty. She'd find it a lot easier to move on and believe in the future if he were in the box, waiting for a blanket of dirt. She fears the last thread of her sanity has snapped when she sees Lucas everywhere she turns, and can't escape a recurring nightmare. Is her tormentor alive, or does she imagine it? Do past fears trigger her dreams or are they a prediction of the future?
Will Hope realize the depth of Joey's devotion and accept his love, or will her temporary feeling of relief be shattered by an even harsher reality and end her wishes for a better future?

Quoted from Three Rules:
"I have learned three rules in my life: 1.) The most dangerous people in the world are not always strangers. 2.) The scariest things imaginable are not those that can kill you, but those you can live through. And probably the most prominent: 3.) The most horrible possibility is not what could happen to you, but what you could become - I became a killer."
~Hope Wellman

"Three Rules" was a semifinalist in the 2014 Best Kindle Book Awards Contest and captured the Bronze Medal in the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Contest.

Publication Date:
1492772909 / 9781492772903
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Psychological

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