While celebrities and politicians are often under the media’s microscope, their wealth and privilege allows them to carry many of their darkest secrets to the grave. Those in power have one goal: maintaining a squeaky clean image – whatever it takes.
“Itsy Bitsy Spider” is a could-be-ripped-from-the-headlines tale that provides a chilling and stirring reminder of the real-life secrets that thousands in power work hard to hide from those closest to them.
When Claire McCallin, step-daughter of the powerful Boston Mayor Jack McCallin, hears her three-year-old daughter singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” her life begins to spiral out of control.
And when McCallin finds Claire and his granddaughter missing from his Belmont mansion, fearing Claire is about to disclose his dark secret, McCallin sets out on a mission; one that will silence his step-daughter.
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With a background in markeeting, Political thriller “Itsy Bitsy Spider” is Shursen’s debut novel. Hearing stories about abuse for years, the idea for the novel came from hearing of those in lower socio-economic groups who came forward, but rarely is there a story about abuse from those who are raised in a wealthy, powerful family. Knowing there are no boundaries for abuse, and wondering if the wealthy took their dark secrets to their grave,”Itsy Bitsy Spider” was born.
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