Secret of the Purloined Bracelet


Honest-to-goodness royal jewels belonging to Marta’s grandmother keep surfacing. The problem is, there’s always murder and villainous scoundrels close behind; this time, too close for comfort. Between San Francisco and Venice, the forgeries, stolen plans, and death of an innocent man toss Marta right in the middle. And, then there’s the bracelet…

This is what a few readers had to say:

Once again VanHatten has created a page-turner with shady characters, jewels, murder, and intrigue in The Purloined Bracelet. I was kept guessing, as I followed the adventures of Marta, the unintentional detective, who discovers more truths hidden in her mysterious family history.
– Nancy C

I just finished The Secret of the Purloined Bracelet.  Wow!  I could not put it down!  Lots of exciting twists and turns!  I think this is Wendy’s best book yet, and based on the last paragraph, I cannot wait to see what is in store for Marta and Clark in the next installment!  I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book!  Thank you for the entertainment and escape from my reality for a few hours. Wendy has really brought these characters to life!  So fun!
– Claire W

I was transported into this amazing world of daring adventure and mayhem spanning the globe. I didn’t want to put it down!
– Anna C

I have to tell you, I think this is your best work yet!! I love it! It kept me wanting more and wanting to know what was going to happen next. I love the characters and the plots! Great job!
– Cindy C

I very much enjoyed Wendy VanHatten’s 4th installment in her Hidden Truth Series, Secret of the Purloined Bracelet. Having read the other three, I am eager to see Marta and Clark get together more and in this one, they certainly were together more, and it even included a kiss; albeit, a quick protective maneuver. Yet, I know there is more to this story, and I also noticed the door was slightly ajar toward installment number 5. That makes it suspense and mystery at the same time. I think this book is my favorite so far. Interesting characters, more intrigue, a bit less violence, and still the twists that seem like we’ve got them figured out and then we don’t quite. I find myself there with them, and that makes this book as the others were, hard to put down. You just want to keep reading to the end. Bravo on another hit, Wendy!
– Terry M