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Paula Treick DeBoard


Paula Treick DeBoard

Paula Treick DeBoard is the author of THE MOURNING HOURS, THE FRAGILE WORLD and THE DROWNING GIRLS. She is a lecturer in writing at the University of California, Merced, and lives in Northern California with her husband, Will, and their four-legged brood.

Photo Credit: Will DeBoard

Books by Paula Treick DeBoard

by Paula Treick DeBoard - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Megan Mazeros and Lauren Mabrey are complete opposites on paper. Megan is a girl from a modest Midwest background, and Lauren is the daughter of a senator from an esteemed New England family. When they become roommates at a private women’s college, they forge a strong, albeit unlikely, friendship. The summer before senior year, Megan joins Lauren and her family on their private island off the coast of Maine. But late one night, something unspeakable happens, searing through the framework of their friendship and tearing them apart. Many years later, Megan publicly comes forward about what happened that fateful night, revealing a horrible truth and threatening to expose long-buried secrets.

by Paula Treick DeBoard - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In the luxurious gated community of The Palms, Liz McGinnis soon discovers that even the friendliest residents can't be trusted. When the gorgeous girl next door befriends Liz’s daughter, Danielle, Liz can't help but find sophisticated Kelsey's interest in her shy and slightly nerdy daughter a bit suspicious. But while Kelsey quickly becomes a fixture in the McGinnis home, Liz's relationships with both Danielle and her husband, Phil, grow strained. Now even her own family seems to be hiding things, and it's not long before their dream of living the high life quickly spirals out of control.

by Paula Treick DeBoard - Fiction

The Kaufmans have always considered themselves a normal happy family. But then they receive a phone call in the middle of the night that their son has been killed in a “freak” road accident. From this moment, the bonds tying them together begin to unravel, and things only get worse when the killer is released from prison early. Curtis packs his car up and takes his daughter on a journey to set things right.

by Paula Treick DeBoard - Fiction

Kirsten Hammarstrom hasn’t been home to her tiny corner of rural Wisconsin in years --- not since the mysterious disappearance of a local teenage girl rocked the town and shattered her family. Now, years later, a new tragedy forces Kirsten and her siblings to return home, where they must confront the devastating event that shifted the trajectory of their lives. Tautly written and beautifully evocative, THE MOURNING HOURS is a gripping portrayal of a family straining against extraordinary pressure, and a powerful tale of loyalty, betrayal and forgiveness.