A psychological drama/thriller, along with suspense, mystery, romance, and family relationships. Suitable for mature teens and up. Twenty-two-year-old Miranda escapes from her abductor and the wolves that have tormented her soul for six long years. She returns to her childhood home where her mother, Sharon, caring for Miranda's son, Kevin, has feared for her daughter's fate. Uncertainty and distrust taint the first year after Miranda’s return. Miranda and Sharon hide secrets they dare not reveal while constantly wondering when Miranda’s kidnapper will reappear. Can mother and daughter bury their demons and repair their strained relationship? Can Miranda bond with the baby she never knew and find the love she so desperately wants? Will Kevin’s father play a role? Will Sharon find the answers she needs to recover from her own troubled past? *** Although this book deals with sensitive issues, there are no graphic sexual scenes. *** Reviews: I love the parallel mother/daughter relationship. The knock-knock jokes are a stroke of genius. The author has wonderful symbolism and uses it well throughout. All the “wolf” connections and descriptions are soooo perfect this should be in a lit course to teach symbolism! *** A five-star novel. So many elements of suspense are weaved through Wolves Don't Knock that you feel you can't read and turn the pages fast enough. The many threads left me exhausted by the end...a very good thing. The introspections, often beautifully written, are some of the best passages. Joyce Carol Oates uses intensive character introspections in a lot of her work. She can get away with it because she has the skills to make those introspections fascinating. So does this author. *** A spell-binding novel that delves into the mysteries of a traumatized young woman’s psyche as she fights to regain a sense of worth. Thumbs up and five stars to this talented author. *** What a story! What a read! It reminded me a bit of "The Room" and a couple of other similar stories. It is engaging though it has difficult themes and elements. *** C. A. Mackenzie's extraordinary ability to harness psychological drama compelled me to swiftly turn the pages of "Wolves Don't Knock." MacKenzie's grip is so strong that Miranda's torment became my own. I was unable to rest until the end; exhausted when I did. Without any reservations, I can declare "Wolves Don't Knock" a five-star novel. It is, and literary agents should be fighting each other to represent Catherine A. MacKenzie's future works. It would be tragic if "Wolves Don't Knock" is undiscovered in Amazon's Slush Pile Mountain. This novel belongs on Amazon's Bestseller List.
BIOGRAPHY Cathy escapes from what she considers her mundane world by writing fiction, poetry, and essays. Although she writes all genres, she invariably (unknowingly) veers toward the dark. Her writings have been published in many print and online publications. She has self-published several short story collections, books of poetry, and children’s picture books.
Her first novel, WOLVES DON’T KNOCK, was published in July 2018. MISTER WOLFE, the sequel, is slated for publication early in 2020.
Cathy lives with her husband in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When not travelling elsewhere, they spend part of their winters in Ajijic, Mexico, where her works have appeared in local publications.
Her amazing, gorgeous grandchildren provide joy and inspiration (though not on the "dark" side).
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