A True Story of Murder, Mystery and a Dangerous Love
by Margie Danielsen
Margie Danielsen regards herself as a lucky woman. Having survived an unhappy first marriage, her dreams come true when she meets a perfect gentleman with an aura of mystery who brings her red roses, wines and dines her, and sweeps her off her feet. After a romantic courtship, they marry on Valentine's Day. Believing she has finally found peace and security, for herself and her three daughters, Margie settles down with her new husband—handsome, well-to-do Sean Paul Lanier.
But the haven of happiness Margie enjoys within her own home is suddenly shattered when a friend calls to say that Margie had better turn on her television set to view America's Most Wanted. Suddenly, her new husband's face flashes across the screen. Margie is confronted by the startling and horrifying revelation that Sean is a virtual stranger—a man who has come to their marriage with a secret past too dark to be forgotten or forgiven.
Before she can make plans for the children and her to leave, Sean discovers she knows. He swears he will never let her go. And so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse in which it is up to Margie to fight to free her family—a struggle none of them may survive.
Tainted Roses is a harrowing account of a mother's fight for her own and her daughters' lives as she is stalked, seduced and terrorized by her own husband—a masterful killer.
"A true and highly disturbing account of a wife's worst nightmare. Readers will
admire Danielsen's strength and resourcefulness."
— Kirkus Reviews
"A complicated story of lies and deception. A dramatic showdown."
— New York Daily News
"A harrowing account."
— Star Magazine
"A good read...impossible to put down."
— Daily Chief-Union
— Herald Journal
*Paperback rights sold to St. Martin's Press
*Chinese language rights sold to Lijang Publishing
*Appeared on Montel, Sally Jessy Raphael, Extra and FOX News
*Featured in the Salt Lake Tribune, Tulsa World, Associated Press and National Enquirer
Margie Danielsen has been a volunteer teacher, a sales representative and a foster parent. She is currently a homemaker and is happily remarried. Her former husband is in jail, but still threatens her and her three daughters. They and Margie live in an undisclosed location.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 310 pages
LC #99-70159, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-183-0 (hc), $24.95