A Reason to Live

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Overview

In the late nineties, a bad cop killed a good woman and DC Homicide detective Marty Singer got to watch as the murderer walked out of the courtroom a free man.

Twelve years later, the victim's daughter comes to Marty begging for help: the killer is stalking her now.

There's just one problem: Marty's retired...and he's retired because he's battling cancer. But with a second shot at the killer--and a first ...

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A Reason to Live (Marty Singer Mystery #1)

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Overview

In the late nineties, a bad cop killed a good woman and DC Homicide detective Marty Singer got to watch as the murderer walked out of the courtroom a free man.

Twelve years later, the victim's daughter comes to Marty begging for help: the killer is stalking her now.

There's just one problem: Marty's retired...and he's retired because he's battling cancer. But with a second shot at the killer--and a first chance at redemption--Marty's just found A Reason To Live.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475283334
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    264 pages

    This book is 264 pages long. It was well edited. There were only a few missing words. The violence, murders and sex were not very descriptive. There was not any cursing, religion or humor. There was a very tame romance, great characters, a cat that acted like a cat and a pretty decent conclusion. This is mystery which will keep you guessing for and I enjoyed it a a long time. I think one of the reviewers reviewed the wrong book, because she was reporting about the war and a dog's point of view. This had nothing to do with this book. I found "REASON TO LIVE," a very good book and I enjoyed it a lot. It is about a retired police officer, who revisits a murder case at the instigation of the victim's daughter. The daughter thinks the murderer is stalking her and feels threatened. This is not chick lit. It is geared more toward the male of our species, yet is not so hard core, a woman would find it unenjoyable. For readers age 18 and up.

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    24 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    This was the first book I've read on my Nook. The experience wa

    This was the first book I've read on my Nook. The experience was tremendously satisfying on both levels.
    The ease of reading on the Nook was beyond what I had anticipated. Being able to adjust the fonts and margins is a fantastic benefit. Probably this will be the way I read from now on. As for the book - very very entertaining and extremely well written. Attention was paid to character development - not just a plot but people who are fleshed out and realistic. It was so enjoyable that I'm looking forward to another of Matthew Iden's books. Very much recommended.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Wow!!!

    I can't wait to see what else this author can do!! This vook was amazing...lost some sleep because I couldn't put it down. Totally worth it. I loved the characters! The storyline was awesome and intriguing....will read the series!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    A real pageturner

    Usually I pick up my Nook at 3AM to read a dull book that will put me back to sleep. I have found a lot of the free books to be in this category; but definitely not this one. Matthew Iden has a winner in his character, Marty Singer, a retired cop who has been diagnosed with cancer but doesn't let this get in his way. I cared about him and his physical condition. Mr. Iden is a skilled writer who grabs your attention and doesn't let it go. His plot twists are ingenious and entirely plausible. I now want to read the whole Marty Singer series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    What a nice story.  Heart of a Hero by Billi Tiner was a heart-w

    What a nice story.  Heart of a Hero by Billi Tiner was a heart-warming story that gives an insight into WWII and the pain and difficulties some of the soldiers had to endure, while sharing the story of Lady, the Irish Setter.  There was enough information given to help children understand about the war without getting so detailed that it would be difficult for them. 




      I don't know why, but I didn't expect the story to be told from the dog's perspective, but I was quite impressed. I also liked that the character of Lady was based on a real dog that served as a messenger dog in WWII.  I think people who love animals, have an interest in history, or those who just enjoy a good story will certainly enjoy this one! 

    2 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    Anonymous

    A good way to spend the day - A GOOD READ!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    It was okay

    It was good until the last chapter-ish. It's always a let-down when a crime novel ends with the psychopath that was being protected by his father the crooked police commissioner. It seems lazy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Richmond, Tx

    Good book. Characters were well represented.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2014

    A great book

    Great book

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  • Posted October 6, 2014

    highly recommended

    I'm still reading this book but it grabbed my attention right away. It is very realistic as to how it handles chemo, the fear & denial the "hero" is experiencing with his cancer diagnosis, and the uncertainty as to who the "bad guy" may or may not be...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Reason to Live

    I loved the twists and turns. This is someone I will be following!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Good story line.

    I would give a higher rating if the language was not so course. The story itself was very good. Do not know why so many four letter words must be used to make some writers feel that's what is needed. A good author can reach their readers and not be so crude.

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  • Posted September 19, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    This was a murder mystery book that was not too graphic in terms

    This was a murder mystery book that was not too graphic in terms of violence or sex, which a lot of readers will appreciate. The mystery itself had plenty of twists and turns to keep readers engaged. I really liked how our main character was going through cancer, but still showed strength and determination to protect his friends as well as to finally find resolution for a murder case that had occured twelve years previously.

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  • Posted September 17, 2014

    The first 2/3 were fine: good plot (except for the long diversio

    The first 2/3 were fine: good plot (except for the long diversion into chemo therapy), characters, movement. Then it crashed, the plot took too many non-nonsensical turns, events happened that made no sense, and time compressed. If this were a TV show, I would say the writers had to wind it quickly to fit into the time slot. Maybe the author had to meet an editor's demands.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    from Deer Park

    I really liked this book. At times they might have been able to skip some of the no need details , However would recommend it. I had no idea how this would have ended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Hello

    A great 260 page free book plus excerpt from next book in series. A retired DC cop and the fallout from a 12 year old case. Love the writing and the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    It wasnt bad at all

    Well i thot tht the book was guna suck but it turned out to be gud. I liked it because he does help her and they try to catch the killer. He never gave up on her.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2014

    Good read

    This was a really good book, well written and enjoyable. Going to read the whole series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Great

    I really enjoye this book. It is well-written with few errors and the characters are well-developed. The story is interesting and unique -- not just the same old story. I would definitely read more by this author.

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  • Posted August 18, 2014

    Loved this book, the writing style is similar to that of Lawrenc

    Loved this book, the writing style is similar to that of Lawrence Sanders, with the prime character continuing from book to book.  It
    grabbed my attention from the first chapter and kept me reading and wanting more.  I will read the rest of the books in this series.... 
    Well worth the time to read.

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