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Evidence of Life

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  • Posted May 1, 2013

    Always Trust Your Intuition!

    Insightful. As always, Barbara Taylor Sissel chooses a story line that makes you stop and think. I love her writing, her books and her perspective. I always walk away wondering exactly what I would do if that, indeed, had been my own family.

    Just as in life, you'll find characters that are charming, charismatic and down-right frustrating. However, there may not be many of us who find ourselves the family in the center of the crime. Who are we to judge? Worth the read, just like The Volunteer and The Ninth Step!

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

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     I just want to start by saying that I absolutely LOVED this boo

     I just want to start by saying that I absolutely LOVED this book from the very beginning. I enjoyed reading every page that I turned.

    I could only dream of being as strong as the main character, Abby! I admired her strength and refusal to give up! All of the characters were
    so different from what you normally read and I really appreciated that. 

    The author did a great job of writing an interesting twisted mystery. I found myself thinking of what I would do if I were in the situation
    throughout the whole book. I loved how the book had new twists and turns at every page turn! I certainly didn't expect that particular ending.

    Barbara Taylor Sissel amazed me with her writing abilities and I won't hesitate to pick up another one of her books real soon! I definitely
    would recommend this book to anyone!I just want to start by saying that I absolutely LOVED this book from the very beginning. I enjoyed
    reading every page that I turned.

    I could only dream of being as strong as the main character, Abby! I admired her strength and refusal to give up! All of the characters were
    so different from what you normally read and I really appreciated that. 

    The author did a great job of writing an interesting twisted mystery. I found myself thinking of what I would do if I were in the situation
    throughout the whole book. I loved how the book had new twists and turns at every page turn! I certainly didn't expect that particular ending.

    Barbara Taylor Sissel amazed me with her writing abilities and I won't hesitate to pick up another one of her books real soon! I definitely
    would recommend this book to anyone!

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  • Posted April 4, 2013

    I became a fan, of this author, after reading The Ninth Step and

    I became a fan, of this author, after reading The Ninth Step and then her subsequent book, The Volunteer.  And with her latest book, Evidence of Live, she did not disappoint. 

    Abby is looking forward to a quiet weekend alone.  Her husband, Nick, and their daughter, Lindsey, are spending the weekend on a planned camping trip and their son, Jake, is away at college.  But within hours of Nick and Lindsey leaving, Abby's tranquil weekend turns into months of hell. With news of powerful rains and flooding, that have claimed lives, Abby has no word as to the fate of her family.  As months go by, and no definite answers, if Nick and Lindsey were victims, Abby holds on to hope that they will be found.  Even though, those around her fear and accept that father and daughter were among the causalities, Abby starts looking for answers.  If it is closure that Abby is seeking, she soon finds out that her life wasn't as she thought it was.

    As with her other novels, Ms. Sissel expands on an every day topic, adding suspense, romance, relationship dynamics and thought provoking scenarios culminating to a "never saw coming" finale.  Her characters come to life and can be related to.  Her descriptive settings allow the reader to create vivid imagery.   The suspense, page turning.  Evidence of Life...another 5 star read!!  Highly recommend, not only this book, but Ms. Sissel's previous stories.  Guarantee that you will be placing her on your "authors to read" list!!!

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  • Posted March 31, 2013

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    Barbara Taylor Sissel does it again. She pulled me in right from

    Barbara Taylor Sissel does it again. She pulled me in right from the start with this story. 
    Abby Bennett is faced with the worst fears...the tragic loss of her husband and daughter. As she discovers inconsistencies and unanswered questions, she cannot process grief because she isn't sure of death. Some unexpected events keep this story fresh and give you some surprises. All is not what it seems, sometimes. 
    The characters are well written. The story takes place in Texas, the descriptions of the terrain makes me want to visit soon! 
    I'm so happy to have stumbled upon this great author because I've now read all her books. If Evidence of Life is your first exposure to this author, you should definitely check out her other books as well. 

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

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    This book is wonderfully written. I enjoyed it from start to fi

    This book is wonderfully written. I enjoyed it from start to finish. I felt the story flowed very nicely and the writing was very expressive. The author captured my interest immediately and held it all the way through. I felt that the ending was true to the story and brought closure.

    The character development was superb. Each character, even the absent ones, had a vital role in the plot. There really was no extra baggage to wade through and distract from the storyline. The relationships between the characters were realistic and added to the story.

    I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good, solid contemporary mystery

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