Imagine a DNA test delivering an unexpected surprise: the man you called “Dad” wasn’t really your father.
Since the advent of home DNA tests in 2007, such discoveries have become a more and more frequent. Some sources say as many as one (or even two) in 50 children aren’t actually the biological child of the father who thinks they’re his. There’s even a new acronym for these genetic surprises: NPEs – a “non-paternal event” or “not the parent expected.”
That’s the kick-off premise of my new book, Stone Cold — in which a young woman discovers that the dad she’s always known isn’t really her biological father.
So, how would you feel if a DNA test uncovered a long-buried paternity secret in your family? Would you, like Zoe, set off to try to locate the father you’d never met? Or would you be content to let bygones by bygones, and family mysteries remain a mystery?
If you’re interested in reading my fictional tale (Zoe’s search for her dad turns into a murder mystery), you can find Stone Cold here (my affiliate link to Amazon). Hope you’ll check it out!