For reasons known only to him, Francis Teague hadn’t told anyone about his adolescent years during the 1940s in Monticello, Florida. But that all changed when his granddaughter, Erica Blass, a Leon County paramedic decided she wanted to know about them. She visited him on his eighty-sixth birthday and convinced him to let her tell his story.

What she didn’t expect was that in the process he would reveal secrets he’d never told anyone. not his parents, not his wife, not Erica’s mother. Some were genuinely personal, some were mysterious and highly revealing, yet some were utterly amusing and entertaining, But Erica was overwhelmed when she discovered a family secret.


George Encizo does a wonderful job with Broken Trust, making you really question if it didn’t actually take place in real life and isn’t just a work of fiction. The writing style jumps between present time with Erica taking the lead and the 1940s with Francis (Erica’s grandfather) being the narrator as though he were currently living it. The story really gives you a sense of going back in time and actually living it too, while doing a great job of stitching between the two narratives easily, which deserves credit in itself as it can become confusing for readers if not done properly. Broken Trust is well written and completely enthralling, leaving you wanting more even up to the bitter end. Very well done.”  ***** Sierra Edelen for Readers’ Favorite



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