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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    19 out of 21 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.

    4 out of 5 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!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2013

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    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 24 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 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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Reason to live

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Great free book

    I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more from this new and very gifted writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Good book

    Enjoyed the book look for more but my nook doesnt seem to have them good read thank you

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    I loved this book,.,so much so that I bought the rest of the ser

    I loved this book,.,so much so that I bought the rest of the series and cannot wait for the next book to come out! Highly recommended. Well written, plotted and executed. Very realistic characters and dialogue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    I enjoyed every minute reading this book.  The characters were a

    I enjoyed every minute reading this book.  The characters were authentic and lovable.  I am excited to read more in the series.  This author has a gift in bringing the reader into the story from the very beginning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    Enjoyed

    Enjoyed the characters and storeyline. Author did a good job, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Really enjoyed this book! Cared a great deal about the characters.

    I don't usually get as involved with the characters as I did in this book. I truly cared about all the characters, I really hated the bad guys and wanted them to get justice! I was rooting for the good guys!!

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  • Posted June 27, 2014

    Good Book

    This book was full of surprises. At the beginning I could not quite figure out where this was going. Keep reading Amanda, Kransky and Julie will surprise you along with Marty. Here it is 12 years after the murder and there are so many things left to be found. I really do not like the way it ended but if you can not trust someone, well it is best to end it. It seems as if Amanda gave Marty a reason to live and not give up. Loved the characters not sure if I want to continue the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    I enjoyed this book so much (Marty Singer #1), that I immediatel

    I enjoyed this book so much (Marty Singer #1), that I immediately purchased books 2-4 of the series. I thought the plots plausible, the characters interesting, and writing well done. I am a fan of mystery writers, and I will be looking for Marty Singer #5 - hope it will be soon. I will also look at other books by Matthew Iden.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Enjoyed it!

    Good Story. Enjoyed it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Good read

    I enjoyed the book. I was happy it wasn't a predictable plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Great book!!

    Just read this book, could not put it down. It moved along at a great pace, the characters were interesting and left me wondering what is next for Marty Singer. Will be purchasing the set next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Good read

    Good book & well written. There are a few spots where it drags on for a bit, but not too bad. Kept me wanting to read ' just one more page' at night. I woulsld recommend it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    an instense book

    I used to love to read intensely suspenseful books, but not so much any more.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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