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Ziman, Daphna

Daphna Ziman

Daphna Edwards Ziman is actively concerned about the many abandoned children in real life who suffer the abuses she sensitively describes in her novel. As a compelling voice for child advocacy who has received numerous awards, the author is the founder and chairperson of CUN (Children Uniting Nations), the chairperson of ABC LOVE (Adoption Brings Children Love), and a board member for HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters). As the cofounder of Women’s Empowerment, she is also zealously involved in righting the wrongs against women in society.


A terrified single mother must travel through hell and back to clear her name and protect her children from their maniacal father.

Kelly Jensen is only six years old when she witnesses her mother’s murder and her father’s wrongful conviction. Thrown into foster care, Kelly is both abused and neglected, and by age fifteen she is a runaway, relying on her street smarts to become a master at identity theft. Kelly accepts the marriage proposal of a man who she thinks can offer her a better life, only to fall victim to his vicious enslavement.

Years later, estranged from her husband and struggling to support her children, Kelly becomes a suspect in the murder of her lover, a congressman. Defense attorney Jake Brooks finds Kelly irresistible, and his obsession leads him to risk his own career to help her. Together, the two uncover a sordid link among immoral foster care parents, high rollers in Vegas, politicians, Kelly’s husband, and law enforcement itself.

Kelly ultimately takes fate into her own hands—in the gray zone that exists outside the black-and-white world of the legal system.

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