The heart-wrenching story of a young woman’s struggle against treachery and exploitation when she has no one left to trust.
At seventeen, Demise has only ever wanted someone to love her. Lonely and abused by her family, she wishes for a better life. Her foster mother treats her like a servant. Her twin brother, Matthew, takes advantage of his status as the favored child while ignoring Demise constantly.
When the boy of her dreams notices her, Demise feels her luck is changing. However, what she thinks is a real connection turns out to be nothing more than a drunken fling. After she discovers that night has even more serious consequences, Demise is forced from the only home she knows.
Seeking her past with the hopes of a better future, Demise finds her birth mother, Penny, and is welcomed into her household. What seems like a dream come true turns out to be anything but it. Her world goes from bad to terrifying when her new ‘family’ reveal themselves to be monsters worse than she could imagine. Demise finds herself trapped in an unspeakable nightmare she can’t escape.
In this dark tale, Marie Bradley pits the resilient nature of human spirit against the darkness that exists in other people. What happens when dreams become nightmares? How far can this young woman be pushed before she takes matters into her own hands?
Packed with twists and turns, and filled with tragedy and deception, Immersed in Treachery is short fiction at its darkest and most thrilling.