Angela Bennett grew up in Minnesota and received her BSN from Mankato State University. After graduating, she decided it was time for a scenery change and moved to sunny Southwest Florida, where she began her nursing career.
Seeing firsthand how short life can be, she began working towards her desire of becoming a writer one day. In 2011, she took the leap, changed gears and began writing full-time.
Falling in love with the people, the arts and energy of New York City, she and her husband split their time, living in the Big Apple and the Sunshine state.
Her psychological thriller, Dark Road Home, captures the complexity of family dynamics, the unconditional love parents have for their child, and the bond between a father and daughter that is tested and broken by lies, deception and family secrets.
My personal motto:
“No pain, no gain.”
“Attitude is everything.”
- A typical (work) day begins with… coffee and a five mile walk.
- I lose track of time… daydreaming and listening to music.
- I have always… wanted to live in Italy and always been a sap for romantic comedies.
- I have never… found an excuse NOT to drink wine.
- Home means to me… family, cooking, solitude, and wine.
- I am inspired by… those who confront and conquer their fears.
- I would like to meet… Clinton Kelly from the CHEW . . . I’m a foodie and he cracks me up. Viola Davis, she rocks as an actress, and authors, Lisa Jackson and Linwood Barclay—they’re my current addictions.
- My worst character trait… impatience.
- My best character trait… compassion for others.
- The best advice I was given… when it comes down to it, the only person who needs to believe in you, is YOU.
Dark Road Home
Victor Simone, head of a hit man organization, murdered Belle McBain’s corrupt father. Following in her dad’s career footsteps, Belle becomes an attorney, but she can’t seem to move beyond the whispers of her crooked father’s corruption or his failures to his family. Instead of building a career in law, she escapes to a life of drugs and lives off her trust fund.
Unable to cope, Belle attempts suicide and is soon admitted into a rehab clinic where she tries to heal. However, her wounds run deep, so the healing takes time. Once released and three years sober, Belle begins a new life as a private investigator in Jersey City with the help of a friend in law enforcement. Sixteen years have passed … until everything changes.
One of Victor Simone’s cronies is in FBI custody and makes a deal. He says he’ll tell where the fugitive Simone is hiding if Belle agrees to meet with him. When she does, she begins to wonder if her father was ever a dirty attorney at all. As she searches for answers, Belle discovers more than she bargained for, including something more unbelievable than she could have imagined.
Print length: 254 pages