New Novel Focuses on Victims of Tragic Crimes

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Author Melva Haggar Dye offers a hope grounded in realism

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The name Miguel Morin recently grabbed national headlines with such stories as CBS News’ “Texas Boy Missing 8 Years to Remain in Foster Care.” The media firestorm is centered on the story of the infant who disappeared only to recently be found. After having seen too many similar stories in her life, Melva Haggar Dye hopes her new novel, “All That Remains” (published by iUniverse), will inspire healing for people struggling through such terrible ordeals.

With the disappearance of her four-year-old daughter, a young woman’s perfect life spirals into one of despair. Rather than fall prey to the past, though, she chooses to take charge of her future. Beset with both crushing disappointments and euphoric highs, she embarks upon a journey of transformation from fragile and wounded victim into a woman of amazing compassion and purpose.

“All one has to do is read the headlines – missing girl found, searchers losing hope, Amber Alerts issued constantly,” says Dye. “Sadly, the storyline of ‘All That Remains’ can and does happen all too often!”

Dye hopes to show readers that life holds meaning, even in times of despair and tragedy. She wants her characters to help readers find meaning in their lives while finding the inner strength to overcome their own struggles.

“Everyone who has experienced heartache and loss knows that closure is vital to the healing process,” explains Dye. “Also, I believe that much of this book’s appeal lies in the fact that reality triumphs over the expected fairy-tale ending.”

About the Author
Melva Haggar Dye is a freelance writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including “Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul.” She and her husband live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is employed by Tatum Engineers & Land Surveyors, and they keep a second home in Lake Lure, North Carolina. They make frequent visits to Santa Fe, New Mexico, the primary setting of her first novel, “All That Remains.” Dye is a native of Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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