Release : October 27, 2020
The King family saga continues with The Shackle: escape from the knot of restraint. This is the first book in the KNOT Series II. It is an enjoyable stand-alone novel mixing the elements of drama, suspense, and romance against a backdrop of human trafficking.
During Stan's quest to reset his life after his stint in rehab, he becomes entangled in a dangerous web of organized crime when he accidentally stumbles on a kidnap victim, barely alive in an isolated area in Texas. He rescues Marie but the aftermath places his family, including Gabby and Brett, in jeopardy. Losing trust in the authorities, Stan teams up with his step-dad, prominent rancher Wayne King, to bring the trafficking boss to justice, giving the story a modern-day western feel.
Stan's feeling's for Marie grow as she comes to terms with her ordeal, and with therapy she discovers a surprising connection with her hero. Stan begins this journey broken in body and spirit; however, as his unique gifts and strengths are revealed, he comes into his own and shines.
Great reviews for The Shackle
"The tension, twists, and turns of the plot make for compelling reading..." Lesley Jones, Readers' Favorites-5 stars
"The character development was excellent and when combined with the many action-packed elements of the plot, it is easy to get completely lost in the tale and devour it from cover to cover."- K.C.Finn, Readers' Favorites-5 stars
"...if you are intrigued by dark themes and compelling plot twists, this is the perfect novel for you."- Tammy Ruggles, Readers' Favorites- 5 stars