A Matter of Chance: A Novel

About the Book

When eight-year-old Vinni Stewart disappears from a Jersey shore town, Maddy, her distraught single mother, begins a desperate search for her daughter. Maddy’s five-year journey leads her to a bakery in Brooklyn, where she stumbles upon something terrifying. Ultimately, her artist neighbor Evelyn reconnects Maddy to her passion for painting and guides her to a life transformed through art.

Detective John D’Orfini sees more than a kidnapping in the plot-thickening twists of chance surrounding Vinni’s disappearance, but his warnings to stay away from the investigation do not deter Maddy, even when her search puts her in danger. When the Russian Mafia warns her to stop sniffing into their business, Maddy must make a choice whether to save one child—even if it might jeopardize saving her own.

Genres: General Fiction, Suspense
ISBN: 1631523694
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About the Author
Julie Maloney

JULIE MALONEY, the third of four daughters, was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Her book of poems, Private Landscape, published by Arseya Press, is an intimate look into the heart of a woman who traveled through cancer. Julie has published in many literary journals such as, Paterson Literary Review, WomenKin, Edison Literary Review, Tiferet Literary Anthology, Valdosta Voice, Silk Purse Women and others, as well as MORE Magazine. Research for her debut novel took her to Bavaria, Germany, where she traveled extensively, including a visit to the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne,Germany. Käthe Kollwitz’s drawings inspired “A Matter of Chance.”

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