A True Story of Illicit Passion, Buried Secrets and Murder
by Donita Woodruff
Donita, a young, single mother of two lives in the day-to-day confinement of a small town in rural Oklahoma. Hungering for a second chance and the bustle of the big city, she decides to move her family back home to Los Angeles. Still hurting from previous romantic relationships, Donita is hesitant to start anything new; anything until she meets Academy Award nominee David Allen—successful, handsome and charming. The two are quickly swept up in a whirlwind romance. Life seems too good to be true but even wedding bells can’t hide the secrets her new husband has. Suddenly, Donita and her children are caught in a Deadly Masquerade, a world of vicious lies and double lives, where nothing is as it appears.
Mysterious phone calls, a questionable ex-lover, an unsolved murder, all begin to unravel in Donita Woodruff’s true life account, Deadly Masquerade. When the perfect man reveals a sordid, double life, she is forced into a series of stunning revelations. Now, she only has one choice—to take matters into her own hands. Risking it all, she investigates the evidence of a twenty year old homicide only to discover a dangerous game of cover-up that leads right to her front door. Nothing is as it seems, as she is thrown into a world of hidden facts and changed identities. Trusting no one in this rogue’s game, she must hide what she knows to bring a killer to justice and protect her children.
Deadly Masquerade is a suspenseful page-turner full of skeleton-in-the-closet secrets and deadly liaisons, with a twist so bizarre and shocking, it could only be true!
Donita Woodruff lives in southern California with her two children. She has been interviewed extensively by both print, including the Associated Press and the National Enquirer, and television, ABC, NBC, CNN World News, media for her role in the capture of fugitive killer Freddie Turner. Her true life tale of survival and triumph led her to write her first book, Deadly Masquerade.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 288 pages
8 page photo insert
LC #2005924250, world rights
Paperback rights sold to St. Martin’s Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-266-2 (hc), $25.95