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IT’s Release Day for SO MANY SECRETS

vicki hinze, BREAKDOWN, So Many Secrets

Written by Vicki Hinze

On October 11, 2018

Sometimes the best laid plans get… well, waylaid.  Vicki and I have been looking forward to the release of So Many Secretssince the end of March—truthfully longer, but that’s close enough—and during the time she’s supposed to be uploading my posts, her website goes down—and stays down 3 days—and she’s got a major hurricane headed right for her. Everyone living in hurricane country knows what that means—prepare, prepare, prepare!

So I figured I’d better do what I can myself to let you know the book is finally here!

Here’s a little video about me.


These are my stories:

Her Deepest Fearis a short read (about 55 pages or so) about my life before I came to Shutter Lake.  Actually, it’s about that life-defining moment that drove me to run to Shutter Lake for safety and peace.

In every life there is a defining moment. That one event that forever changes you and the direction of your life. This short read is my defining moment.  I’m Dr. Dana Perkins, a psychologist and kindergarten teacher determined to help kids start out right in school so they’ll love learning forever. But then the unthinkable happens. For me, it changes everything…


 So Many Secretsis a novel about my life in Shutter Lake.  One of my star students—I’m blessed with many—confessed to murdering Sylvia Cole in Debra Webb’s The Dead Girl, book 1 in the BREAKDOWN series.  I know deep in my heart he didn’t do it.  I know he didn’t because the idea that he did do it and there were signs he could or would do it and I missed them…  That’s just more than I can take.  After Phoenix, I doubt I could survive that.

Here’s what Vicki wrote about the book:

Seven years ago, Dr. Dana Perkins came to idyllic Shutter Lake seeking safety from a traumatic experience in Phoenix. She became the principal at Shutter Lake School—and found her refuge . . . until Sylvia Cole was killed and one of Dana’s best and brightest students, Vinn Bradshaw, confessed to the murder. A murder Dana is certain he didn’t commit. But who is he protecting? Why? Seeking the truth shatters Dana’s safety. Yet who could have predicted proving Vinn innocent would jeopardize her friends and neighbors . . . and expose so many secrets?

The novel, so many secrets, is part of a groundbreaking, fast paced 4-book suspense series that will keep you turning pages until the end. Advance reviews describe BREAKDOWN as “unique,” “brilliant” and “the best series of the year.” The complete series includes the dead girl by Debra Webb, so many secrets by Vicki Hinze, all the lies by Peggy Webb and what she knew by Regan Black. You’ll want all four books of the thrilling BREAKDOWN series—and read them in order for the best entertainment and experience!

You can read the first three chapters of SO MANY SECRETS HERE.



To celebrate the release of so many secrets, Vicki is holding a drawing.  Just share this post on social media, drop a review on her deepest fear, or follow Vicki on Amazon or Bookbub and you’ll be entered to win. 

Watch for a note here naming the winner! Hurricane permitting, on Saturday!

The prize?  Swag from the Breakdown Swag Store.

A custom tote, t-shirt and mug!

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I so hope you enjoy my stories.  I’m trying to con—er, to encourage—Vicki to write more stories about me and my life, but she insists on waiting to see how you, her readers, like them.  (If you’re so inclined, a little assist on the nudging her would be appreciated.)

Either way, today is a banner day.  Celebrate with me, and enjoy the stories!

My gratitude and best wishes to you all,


P.S.  In case you need nudging, remembering all the Breakdown novels, a snapshot from my iPad:

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