When Smiles Fade
Emma’s little sister Gracie is the only light in her life. So after enduring years of unimaginable abuse by her drunken father and uncaring mother, she hardens her heart to shield her sibling from the same fate. But when Gracie becomes the new target, Emma fights back with extreme prejudice…
Fleeing the bloody trail and taking them both onto Philly’s rough streets, she’s forced to work as a stripper just to survive. Surrounded by mistrust, betrayal, and mob cruelty, she vows revenge against anyone who dares lay a finger on Gracie.
Can Emma protect her sister, or will her deranged and depraved past lead her down a path of destruction?
When Smiles Fade is a dark and graphic psychological thriller. If you like gritty realism, true-to-life characters, and stories that stay with you long after the final word, then you’ll love Paige Dearth’s harrowing tale.
**WARNING** 18+ Readers Only. Graphic content and subject matter. (This is a standalone novel)
Praise For When Smiles Fade
"Paige gives her characters a surreal quality that is rare in other books. Dearth manages to mold all the pieces into a pottery of delicate artwork. You feel. You cry. You hope." - Reading In Between The Lines
"Dearth writes from her very soul. Ms. Dearth builds her world with gritty, hard strokes, her characters with unapologetic crispness. Evil is evil, period." - Tome Tender
"This story leaves a lasting impression. It has a lot of depth and is packed with emotion. You will not be able to put it down." - Curse Of The Bibliophile
"I was moved to tears of grief, rage, and horror as I read the story." - Kathie, Editor
When Smiles Fade eBook categories:
- Horror Novels
- Psychological Horror
- Suspenseful Novels
- Realistic Fiction
- Serial Killer
- Crime Fiction
- Family Drama Novels
- Vigilante Justice
- Suspense Horror
- Kidnapping Novels
- Psychological Thriller
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