A deeply troubled woman, Debra DeVereaux, is admitted to a hospital psychiatric ward in 1985 under suicide watch. Intrigued by her dreams and insistence that she speaks directly to God, a psychotherapist teams up with the hospital's chaplain to unravel the mystery of Untold Secrets. Debra is like every woman, seeking to understand why; even like many women, walking a fine line between sanity and insanity. But she is a unique woman, confronting God in this "Road to Damascus" experience. Emotionally, Debra is spent. Spiritually, she is hanging by a tether.
The key to stopping her downward spiral, is unlocking doors to not only her past, but to past generations. What bearing could Mary Todd Lincoln's secret have on Debra DeVereaux? How could Laura Todd's marriage to a Kansas marshall have any impact? How did Debra's mother wind up on the orphan train?
Readers will find Untold Secrets has it all: romance, suspense, inspiration. The author does not shy away from the demons of sickness: rape, murder, adultery, kidnapping, abandonment, abuse and addiction. Her science versus spirituality approach to discovering the truth lends itself to interesting book discussions. Can memories be genetically transferred through DNA? Are dreams gifts from God?