About The Book

Publication Date: August 17, 2021

A small town…a prominent family…a secret. Only two people know the truth, and their silence will have murderous consequences.

Anna Goddard has spent a lifetime being the Good Daughter. Polished and primped into sleek, blond perfection, Anna learned from an early age that being a Goddard meant presenting a flawless façade to the world. But all that changes when Anna stumbles upon a private correspondence that leaves her reeling. With the help of Michael Donovan, a shy but charming local historian, Anna embarks on a journey to find the one thing her family has always denied: The Truth.

Propelled by her mission to protect those she loves, the young woman experiences a tantalizing taste of freedom. But in the process of unearthing the past, Anna and her family will expose a new threat so dangerous it could ruin them all.



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About The Author

O.J. Lovaz is the author of Silent Pretty Things—the riveting suspense, mystery, and thriller novel that will keep readers turning pages late into the night. His background in Psychology has offered Lovaz a compelling insight into the human psyche, the raw matter for rich character development.

O.J. might be found reading Dostoevsky or Stephen King; sipping a White Russian or a latte. He’s a fan of drama, dark comedy, and suspenseful movies. His perfect lazy day includes a Quentin Tarantino movie, a stand-up comedy special, and classic hard rock.

His life journey has taken O.J. to New York, Michigan, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico; each holds a special place in his heart. He loves to travel, explore, go on road trips; and tries to be the best possible husband to his awesome wife and father to his brilliant daughter.


Blog Tour Schedule

August 16: Novels Alive
August 17: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
August 18: Christine Young
August 19: The Mystery Section
August 20: Andi’s Book Reviews
August 23: Straight from the Library
August 24: Long and Short Reviews
August 25: Becoming Extraordinary
August 26: Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read – review
August 27: Literary Gold
August 30: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
September 1: The Key Of Love
September 2: Locks, Hooks and Books
September 3: Fabulous and Brunette
September 6: All the Ups and Downs
September 7: Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Love
September 8: Westveil Publishing
September 9: Sandra’s Book Club – review
September 10: Novels Alive – review

Dayna Linton
Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews


  1. Thanks for hosting my book.

    Readers, would love to see your comments about the book blurb and the excerpt provided. Also, you can read the entire first chapter as a preview at either Barnes & Noble or Kobo. The preview option should also be available at Amazon starting tomorrow.

    Hope you decide to buy and read my book. May you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.


    O.J. Lovaz

    • I’m a sucker for ominous everything myself! And I’m in love with this cover. Someone very talented listened to my rant about the kind of cover I wanted (something about dark secrets, and ominous very ominous, of course) and created this beautiful cover. Thanks for checking out my book!

  2. An intriguing title and synopsis, this sounds like an excellent read. Than you for sharing your book and author details

  3. Thanks Bea! Hope you read it and like it. I loved writing it. And the title, oh I must have wrecked my brain for weeks coming up with that title; and when I did, I knew it was the one!

    • Hi Kim! Thanks for your question. This story, to a great extent, is about a personal boogeyman of mine. Victor Goddard, Anna’s father, represents both the beast that I dread my daughter could meet one day, and the darkness that might lurk inside any of us, waiting for the right moment to show its ugly face.


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