Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 02-06-14

The Trouble With Goodbye (Fairhope #1)

By Sarra Cannon / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (76 reviews)

The Trouble With Goodbye (Fairhope #1)

The trouble with goodbye is that sometimes it’s about courage and sometimes it’s about fear. And sometimes you’re too broken to know the difference until it’s too late.

Two years ago, Leigh Anne Davis shocked everyone in tiny Fairhope, Georgia when she broke up with her wealthy boyfriend to attend an Ivy League university a thousand miles away. At school, she finds a happiness and independence she’s never known.

Until one terrifying night takes it all away from her.

With no place else to go, Leigh Anne heads home to reclaim her old life. A life she worked so hard to escape. On the outside, she seems like the same girl everyone has always known. But deep inside, she’s hiding a terrible secret.

That’s when she meets Knox Warner, a troubled newcomer to Fairhope. His eyes have the same haunted look she sees every day in the mirror, and when she’s near him, the rest of the world fades away. But being with Knox would mean disappointing everyone all over again. If she wants to save what’s left of her old life, she no choice but to say goodbye to him forever.

Only, the trouble with goodbye is that sometimes it’s about courage and sometimes it’s about fear. And sometimes you’re too broken to know the difference until it’s too late.

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Ping – From the Apocalypse

By Susan Lowry / Genre: Psychics, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (33 reviews)

Ping - From the Apocalypse

The plague should have killed Kate — it appears to have annihilated everyone else on its path. But with no electricity, no-one answering her phone calls, and the roads impassable until spring, the full extent of the disaster is unknown to her. Forced to wait, she contemplates existing as the last person on earth.

The awful effects of her illness linger and she wonders if she is losing her mind. There is a persistent voice in her head, that of a child begging to be rescued — a voice more real than the horror she finds everywhere in her search for survivors.

Eventually, her traumatic journey leads her to Jack — a brooding, secretive, and seductive man who insists that the messages Kate thinks she is receiving from a desperate child is just the result of her stressed imagination. His plans for the two of them are enticing and her attraction to him so persuasive, she’s ready to abandon the unlikely idea she could be telepathic.

The game changes jarringly when a most unexpected person arrives, someone who’s presence spurs Jack to confess a crime too horrible for Kate to imagine. But it’s too late now. Her frenzied escape and the distance between them will not stop the torment he has saddled upon her.

Please note that all reviews before October 2013 refer to the original debut novel, Ping, and not this new, completely revised edition, enhanced with additional chapters, richer characterization, and a more developed storyline. Feedback has been invaluable and reviews of the second edition are welcomed!

The Ping series tells of relationships within a group of people discovering extraordinary abilities when all seems to have been lost. It is about family, love, hope, and hidden potential. The post-apocalyptic setting is bleak and eerie at first but if you are looking for gory battles scenes around every corner, this book is not it. Ping – From the Apocalypse is PA fiction with a human touch.

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The Legend of the Bloodstone (Time Walkers Book 1)

By E.B. Brown / Genre: Time Travel, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (46 reviews)

The Legend of the Bloodstone (Time Walkers Book 1)

In 2012, a woman cuts her hand and picks up a strange colored stone -
Suddenly she is staring into the eyes of an angry Powhatan warrior.
And the only town nearby is Jamestown, circa 1622.

Maggie McMillan wakes up one day as a college student, yet ends the day in 1622. Captured by Winkeohkwet, a warrior who is torn between his duty to kill her and his desire to keep her, she is thrust into a life she had only read about in history books.

Hunted and feared by both the Powhatan and the English, she struggles to find a way home while Winn plots to keep her there. Maggie fights to survive as she finds herself entangled in the Indian Massacre of 1622, and Winn sees everything he ever believed in shattered by the knowledge she holds.

As they battle against each other and the message she brings from the future, she must decide whether to return to her own time, or to make a life in the past with the man who holds her heart captive.

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The Stone Man – A Science Fiction Thriller

By Luke Smitherd / Genre: Horror / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (124 reviews)

The Stone Man - A Science Fiction Thriller

Nobody knew where it came from.

Nobody knew why it came.

Even so, for two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer, the appearance in his city of a man made of moving stone meant the scoop of a lifetime. He would soon learn that The Stone Man was much more – and much worse – than that.

This is Andy’s account of everything that came afterwards, and the people that were lost along the way; of the terrible price that he, and the rest of his country, had to pay.

The destruction. The visions. The dying.

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Promise to Remember, A (Tomorrow’s Promise Collection Book #1)

By Kathryn Cushman / Genre: Christian, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (121 reviews)

Promise to Remember, A (Tomorrow's Promise Collection Book #1)

When a car accident kills two teens from opposite sides of the tracks, the aftermath threatens to tear a community apart. On one side, Melanie Johnston–a grieving single mother–is convinced her son will be forgotten. On the other is Andie Phelps, a reserved woman who retreats even further into herself with grief.

Readers’ emotions are torn between these two sympathetic characters as each fights her way through grief and pain–sometimes wisely and sometimes with choices that have the power to divide family, church, and even their small, sea-side town.

A riveting selection for any women’s book discussion group.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 02-05-14

FALLEN CREST HIGH

By Tijan / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (444 reviews)

FALLEN CREST HIGH

Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

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Gio (5th Street #2)

By Elizabeth Reyes / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (108 reviews)

Gio (5th Street #2)

When tragedy strikes in the ring, Giovanni Bravo falls into a deep depression, walking away from his dream of boxing to train instead. He agrees to a two month get-away, helping train Felix Sanchez, his high school best friend and now welterweight champ of the world. Once at Felix’s lavish boxing complex, he’s reunited with Bianca Rubio, someone he remembers only as the girl with the innocent doe eyes back in high school. Her refreshing, cheerful demeanor not only takes Gio’s mind off his troubled conscience, he finds himself falling for her fast and hard. The problem–Bianca is Felix’s girlfriend.

Having a sexy, famous boyfriend has its perks, but they come with a price. Bianca not only has to deal with the ongoing tabloid rumors about her boyfriend hooking up with other women, but also his constant absence when he is on the road. So now that Felix will be in town for two whole months to train for his next big bout, Bianca is thrilled. He’s even asked her to move into his cabin while he’s there. But when he leaves for days at a time to promote his fight, Bianca spends time getting to know Felix’s gorgeous new trainer and good friend, Gio. Increasingly drawn to his sweet smile and smoldering green eyes, she finds herself saying and doing things she normally wouldn’t.

As it becomes more and more difficult for each to resist the other, Gio crosses the line between them. He hopes that one kiss will alleviate the overwhelming temptation and clear both their systems, but it does just the opposite. Their temptation suddenly becomes an obsession–a dangerous obsession that threatens to spiral out of control yet both are helpless to fight it.

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The Light in the Wound

By Christine Brae / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (96 reviews)

The Light in the Wound

Affected by her parents’ highly publicized divorce, Isabel grows up isolated and alone, with a resolve to never fall in love and repeat their mistakes.

When Jesse Cain enters her life, she falls hopelessly in love with him, and every sadness she’s ever felt is washed away by his intensity and passion. But people change as they grow up. Things can never stay the same forever.

Jesse and Isabel fight to stay together, determined to hold on to what they once had. Isabel wonders if a second love can ever be enough to make her forget her first.

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Awakening: A Dangerous Man #1

By Serena Grey / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (74 reviews)

Awakening: A Dangerous Man #1

His voice is hoarse. “I am going to make love to you now.” He says, “So if you want me to stop, tell me.”

I shake my head frantically. If he stops at this point, I’ll probably die.

Sophie Bennett has virtually no experience with men. Orphaned from birth, she’s gone from living with her reclusive spinster aunt, to a sheltered education in boarding school. So nothing prepares her for David Preston. The intensely attractive business-man is entirely out of her league. Can she handle such a dangerous man, or is she in over her head?

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Mindspeak

By Heather Sunseri / Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (68 reviews)

Mindspeak

She was created for a purpose so revolutionary, someone was willing to kill for it.

Seventeen-year-old Lexi Matthews keeps two secrets from her elite boarding school classmates—she’s the daughter of a famous and controversial geneticist, and she can influence people’s thoughts.

But after new student Jack DeWeese heals her broken arm with an anything-but-simple touch, he forces Lexi to face a new reality—her abilities reach much further than speaking to the minds of others.

After Lexi’s father goes missing and she receives threatening emails, she can’t decide whether to fall into Jack’s arms or run and hide.

As Lexi seeks answers to what she and Jack are, she discovers a truth more unsettling than anything her science books can teach. And letting Jack into her life of secrets is not only a threat to her very existence, but it just might break her heart wide open.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 02-04-14

Moonlight Masquerade (London Encounters Book #1): A Regency Romance

By Ruth Axtell / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (82 reviews)

Moonlight Masquerade (London Encounters Book #1): A Regency Romance

Lady Celine Wexham seems the model British subject. French by birth but enjoying life in 1813 as a widowed English countess, she is in the unique position of being able to help those in need–or to spy for the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte. When Rees Phillips of the British Foreign Office is sent to pose as the countess’s butler and discover where her true loyalties lie, he is confident he will uncover the truth. But the longer he is in her fashionable townhouse in London’s West End, the more his staunch loyalty to the Crown begins to waver as he falls under Lady Wexham’s spell. Will he find the proof he needs? And if she is a spy after all, will he do the right thing?

Ruth Axtell deftly creates a world where black and white burst into a confusion of colors and no one is who they seem. Readers will be hooked from the very first scene to the final page.

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The Eagle Heist (A Beauford Sloan Mystery)

By Raymond Austin / Genre: Private Investigators, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (84 reviews)

The Eagle Heist (A Beauford Sloan Mystery)

The Eagle Heist, the first of television director Raymond Austin’s Beauford Sloan Mystery series, has private detective Beauford Sloan (actor Wilford Brimley look-alike) hot on the trail of those who cleverly robbed an armor truck of millions of1 dollars of diamonds. This is the Kindle ebook edition of the best-selling hardcover edition.

An Eagle Security armored truck carrying sixteen million dollars worth of diamonds and three million in cash disappears in Washington, D.C. The only clue the police and FBI have is the distress call from the crew of Eagle Eleven as it was under attack. Six months later, with the case having gone cold, ex-Virginia cop turned private eye Beauford Sloan takes the case and sets out on a trail of clues where death seems to follow his every step.

The book has received rave reviews and is an outstanding start for television director Raymond Austin, whose works include The Saint, The Avengers, Hawaii Five-U, Hart to Hart, Vegas, Quincy, Magnum, P.I., AirWolf, Spenser: For Hire, JAG, and the list goes on and on.

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Death By Bourbon 4 (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries)

By Abigail Keam / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (110 reviews)

Death By Bourbon 4 (Mystery & Women Sleuths)(Josiah Reynolds Mystery) (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries)

Life takes a dramatic turn for Josiah when she witnesses a death at an engagement party for Matt. Matt? Yes, Matt.

Charming socialite Addison DeWitt falls into a fit after taking a sip of bourbon. That would be upsetting enough, but Josiah is sure it is murder. However, no one will believe her except for Lady Elsmere and Meriah Caldwell, the famous mystery writer. The three of them conspire to bring the murderer to justice. It turns out the suspect is always three steps ahead of them.

To make matters worse, Josiah’s daughter, Asa decides to move to London, Franklin leaves town and Jake starts singing a different tune. Josiah doubts her ability to meet the future alone. Maybe it’s time to sell the Butterfly and move to Florida with the rest of the old folks.

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TYCE

By Shareef Jaudon / Genre: Urban / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (184 reviews)

TYCE

A newborn baby boy cries out in the night but instead of a cozy crib his screams echo from a back alley dumpster! Abandoned at birth, Tyce Adkins is forced to go solo until he meets Omar. The two become fast friends and feared enforcers in the vicious drug game working for a sadistic boss named Biz.

Things get complicated when Biz and a strong willed Tyce don’t see eye to eye. Never the one to play the bitch role, Tyce strikes out on his own once again, but this time he has company. His partner Omar, the sexy escort Dallas, family man Sway, and Biz’s unsatisfied girlfriend Angelique!

With his new crew, Tyce embarks on a money mission that’s packed with problems. Tyce is forced to deal with a vengeful Biz, paid assassins, dirty detectives, jealousy, and love. He’s beaten the odds since birth, but all this sh*# may be too much for Tyce to handle…after all, he’s only one man.

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Blowing on Dandelions: A Novel (Love Blossoms in Oregon Series)

By Miralee Ferrell / Genre: United States, Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (158 reviews)

Blowing on Dandelions: A Novel (Love Blossoms in Oregon Series)

Do Dandelion Wishes Actually Come True?  Katherine Galloway knew this moment of calm wouldn’t last, blown away like the dandelion seeds she scattered as a girl. In 1880, three years after her husband’s death, she struggles to run an Oregon boardinghouse and raise two girls alone. Things don’t get easier when her critical, domineering mother moves in. Katherine must make the situation work, but standing up for herself and her family while honoring her mother isn’t easy. And with a daughter entering the teenage years, the pressure on Katherine becomes close to overwhelming. Then she crosses paths with Micah Jacobs, a widower who could reignite her heart, but she fears a relationship with him might send things over the edge. She must find the strength, wisdom, hope, and faith to remake her life, for everything is about to change.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 02-02-14

Relentless (Shattered Hearts)

By Cassia Leo / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (480 reviews)

Relentless (Shattered Hearts)

Would you bet your deepest secrets for a second-chance at love?????

Claire Nixon is a college student with a past full of secrets and heartbreak.?? At seven years old, the death of her mother by drug overdose destroys her faith in humanity and herself as she is tossed from one foster home to another. Feeling unwanted and disposable, she fights to keep herself safe in the system. Until, at the age of fifteen, she is saved by her first love, and soon-to-be rock star, Chris Knight and his mother, who quickly becomes the mother she always wanted. ??

When Claire encourages Chris to leave town to pursue his dreams of musical stardom, both Claire and Chris don’t realize this will be the biggest mistake of their lives.??

One year after Chris leaves on tour, Claire has carved out a new life for herself in a new city far away from the life she left behind with Chris. On a fateful morning, she meets sexy surfer Adam Parker. ??

To Claire, Adam is just another flirty customer at the cafe, until a chance encounter and seemingly innocent comment spurs a bet between them. The bet is simple: If Adam can get Claire to reveal the secret that made her drop out of college and leave her life behind, she has to re-enroll. If he doesn’t succeed, she gets to keep her secret and he has to stop stalking her at the cafe.??

Claire thinks she has this one in the bag. She’s perfected the art of forgetting her past. But she isn’t prepared for Adam’s relentless pursuit or for him to share his own secrets. And she’s definitely not prepared for the love of her life, Chris Knight, and her secret, to come banging down her door one year later.

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A Thousand Lies

By Sharon Sala / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (99 reviews)

A Thousand Lies

Evil comes in all shapes and sizes, but seems more deadly when hidden in physical beauty.

Anson Poe hides behind a handsome face as he wreaks havoc upon those around him. Nothing touches his heart but power and greed; not the woman he married, or the four children they share.

Brendan Poe shares his father’s stunning looks while trying to live down the shame. He does everything he can to stay out of Anson’s world of crime until one hot Louisiana summer when he can no longer look away..

When the women who matter most in Brendan’s world become pawns in Anson’s need for revenge, he strikes back with a blinding rage, leaving Anson with the options of fight or flight.

Will he run, or will he stay.

Will he live to lie another day?

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Freedom Club

By Saul Garnell / Genre: Alternative History, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (27 reviews)

Freedom Club

The year is 2085, and the world dives blindly into capitalistic hysteria while dreaming of a technologic singularity. India and China now dominate as economic leaders, and people have become over-reliant on the cold logic of artificial intelligence. Who can save the world from such self inflicted decay?

Here we find Sumeet, the cream of Indian education, and a top notch investment banker. But he’s unhappy with the good life laid before him, and soon meets Shinzou Friemann, a mysterious consultant who offers solace from the fetters of unbridled Capitalism. But Shinzou is not all that he seems, and Sumeet is unwittingly drawn into the hunt for an unusual terrorist group. One where the lines between terrorist, freedom fighter, hero, and madman all break down…welcome to the Freedom Club.

Both men explore a future world overrun by consumerism, technology, and discontent. Where being human isn’t good enough, as God-like Sentient Beings threaten the very meaning of life. Written in a way that echoes John Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar, Freedom Club is frighteningly prescient, and intensely powerful.

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Scattered

By Kelly Herdrich / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (14 reviews)

Scattered

One tragedy binds them together while another threatens to tear their family apart. Will the faith and love that saw them through life and death be enough to hold them together?

Paul and Grace’s paths cross at an inopportune point in their lives. Paul’s young sister is facing an unknown illness and Grace is preparing to marry another man. The love affair that ensues between the couple stands the test of time, though not without far-reaching consequences for their grown children. Can they cope with the death of their father and their mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis without it destroying everything their parents worked to build?

Follow four generations in this inspirational story that poses the ever-present question: who decides when it’s time to die?

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The Witch On Twisted Oak (Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

By Susan C. Muller / Genre: Witches & Wizards, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

The Witch On Twisted Oak (Paranormal Romantic Suspense)

A powerful psychic is brutally murdered. Secrets are revealed. An old enemy is out for revenge.

Detective Ruben Marquez is thrust back into his childhood memories when he investigates a gruesome murder that occurs only feet from his mother’s home. Is the killer somehow connected to his own past? Is the beautiful, mysterious daughter of the victim, someone he can trust? Or is her revelation that she’s a witch a sign he should stay clear. But how can he, when it appears she’s next on the murderer’s to-do list?

In the ultimate test of courage, he uses himself as bait to protect all he holds dear . . . his career, his family, and the Witch on Twisted Oak.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 02-01-14

Derailed (Clayton Falls)

By Alyssa Rose Ivy / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (163 reviews)

Derailed (Clayton Falls)

When you’re lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

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She Walks in Beauty (Against All Expectations Collection Book #3)

By Siri Mitchell / Genre: Historical, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (204 reviews)

She Walks in Beauty (Against All Expectations Collection Book #3)

For a young society woman seeking a favorable marriage in the late 1890s, so much depends on her social season debut. Clara Carter has been given one goal: secure the affections of the city’s most eligible bachelor. Debuting means plenty of work–there are corsets to be fitted, dances to master, manners to perfect. Her training soon pays off, however, as celebrity’s spotlight turns Clara into a society-page darling.

Yet Clara wonders if this is the life she really wants, especially when she learns her best friend has also set her sights on Franklin De Vries. When a man appears who seems to love her simply for who she is, and gossip backlash turns ugly, Clara realizes it’s not just her heart at stake–the future of her family depends on how she plays the game.

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Lady Fortescue Steps Out (The Poor Relation Series, Vol. 1)

By M. C. Beaton / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (78 reviews)

Lady Fortescue Steps Out (The Poor Relation Series, Vol. 1)

The impecunious Lady Fortescue, widowed and alone save for two loyal, unpaid servants, has sold off almost all of the furnishings in her large Bond Street home and faces a grim future as a member of the aristocracy too proud to seek employment or charity, yet too poor to survive on the infrequent largess of wealthy relatives oblivious to her plight. Salvation arrives in the unlikely form of old Colonel Sandhurst, an equally impoverished retired military man who falls at her feet in a hunger-induced faint one afternoon in Hyde Park. The two decide to join forces: the Colonel will share Lady Fortescue’s home, and they will invite others of their station and situation to live with them and pool their resources. Thus is born what eventually becomes one of London’s most popular hotels, The Poor Relation, to which the nobility flocks to enjoy the novelty of being waited upon by members of their own class.

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Mountain Hero

By Cheryl Yeko / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Mountain Hero

Broken Engagement:
Finding her fiancé cheating with her best friend was bad enough, but when Michelle heads up the Rocky Mountains for a little R & R, it goes from bad to worse when her car breaks down during a major snowstorm.

Mountain Hero:
Along a deserted stretch of highway, Jason rescues a beautiful woman who’s being accosted by two men. But can he keep her safe when they’re left stranded during a harsh winter storm?

Love Blossoms:
Sometimes, one finds their Soul Mate in the most unexpected places.

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Hope Road (John Ray #1) (John Ray / LS9 crime thrillers)

By John Barlow / Genre: British & Irish, Literary Fiction / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (153 reviews)

Hope Road (John Ray #1) (John Ray / LS9 crime thrillers)

John Ray, son of crime boss Antonio ‘Tony’ Ray, is the straight one of the family. With a successful business and a lifestyle to match, he wants nothing to do with his father’s criminal world. But what does that world want with him?

A young prostitute is found dead in John’s car, and Freddy Metcalfe, his best friend and employee, is framed for her death. Freddy denies everything but it’s an open and shut case: he’s going down for murder. John sets out to find the real killer.

But things get complicated. A stash of counterfeit money was also found in John’s car, and the police seem more interested in that than in the dead girl. Then Lanny Bride turns up; one of the north’s most ruthless criminals (and an old friend of the Ray family), Lanny is desperate to know who killed the girl. But why? Meanwhile, Freddy is too scared to talk to anyone, even his lawyer.

John’s police detective girlfriend, Denise Danson, has been warned off the case by her boss. But she doesn’t believe Freddy is guilty, and secretly helps John look for the murderer. The problem, though, is that uncovering the shocking truth about the girl’s death will force John to confront his own criminal past and risk destroying his future, as well as losing the only woman he’s ever loved.

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