The Wicked Secrets Beneath by Melissa Ohnoutka
**Short Story Prequel to Betrayals of the Heart
Robert Shaw lost his precious wife, unborn child and almost his own life protecting the innocent. Now he fights to make sense out of the chaos that is his life. A new identity means cutting all ties to his past and focusing on the future. As Ryan Carter, he can move on, start living again. A task that seems impossible—until Makayla Prichard enters the picture.
The FBI is set on bringing her down. They believe she is working alongside her husband, committing the most horrendous crimes imaginable. But Ryan Carter realizes Makayla is not the monster the FBI profiler has made her out to be. She’s a victim. A prisoner in her own home with a young son she is determined to protect. Ryan Carter has found his new purpose—to help them escape or die trying.