‘Darkness and Grace’ by Kathryn Schleich (Softcover)


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Loving, supportive and affluent, the Pierson family is delighted to celebrate the marriage of sensitive middle son Paul. Everyone rejoices that Paul has recovered from the tragic loss of his beloved first wife and looks forward to Paul and Pamela’s new life together. But just as they are celebrating his happiness, they discover his beautiful bride may not be what she seems.

As the strain between siblings and spouses worsens, the Piersons discover that neither money nor considerable influence can keep them safe from one woman’s malicious intent. When the true nature of this family member is revealed, each of the Piersons is confronted with the quandary of human conduct and moral responsibility.

Award winning author Kathryn Schleich’s “Darkness and Grace” is a compelling story of the classic struggle between good and evil, as well as the violent undercurrent running beneath the illusory serenity of a close-knit Midwestern family.


“As soon as you start reading ‘Darkness and Grace’ … your surroundings will become invisible, the noises will be silenced, and you will be with Kay and the Pierson family as they deal with hell on earth.” —Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

About the Author

Kathryn Schleich is a multi-award-winning author, feminist and activist in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area of Minnesota. Her novel “Darkness and Grace,” a domestic thriller based on true events, received a 2022 Independent Press Award. Her crime novel, “Salvation Station,” was honored with a 2021 American Fiction Award and was a finalist for a 2021 National Indie Excellence Award. Kathryn’s writing has also been featured in two anthologies and various online publications. Her essay “Finding Hope in No Man’s Land” received an honorable mention in Writer’s Digest’s Short Story Contest in 2020. Text from her academic book, “Hollywood and Catholic Women: Virgins, Whores, Mothers and Other Images,” which evolved from her master’s thesis, has been featured in college religious studies programs. When she’s not writing, Kathryn champions youth literacy and press rights, and volunteers in the education and arts communities. Friends, family, traveling, good food and wine are important aspects of her life.

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