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The Alias
     

The Alias

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by Mandi Slack
 

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After a long and difficult divorce, Jacey thinks the worst is over. Little does she know she'll soon be forced to go undercover to protect her family, and in the process, she'll risk losing her identity, her future, and her heart. With a lightning pace, a good dose of humor, and a plot that's full of suspense, this thrilling novel is an edge-of-your-seat read.

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After a long and difficult divorce, Jacey thinks the worst is over. Little does she know she'll soon be forced to go undercover to protect her family, and in the process, she'll risk losing her identity, her future, and her heart. With a lightning pace, a good dose of humor, and a plot that's full of suspense, this thrilling novel is an edge-of-your-seat read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599555096
Publisher:
Bonneville B.V.
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Alias 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
AnnadelC-Dye More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome story that is very well written about spouse and partner abuse. It is written quite tastefully, yet powerfully, with a hint of romance to make it all better. This is a hard subject for any woman that has been in an abusive relationship, and for those in their families who have to watch them suffer. Mandi uses all her love for country life and sprinkles it with the gospel of Jesus Christ to make this into a beautiful work. Jacey is a young woman with a nine-year-old son. After her husband beats her almost to death, she divorces him and claims custody of their nine-year-old son, Blaze. Six months later we find her with a friend in another state, far from her ex-husband. She is working, but barely making ends meet. After the FBI comes calling on her with many questions about her ex’s activities, she freaks out and runs to a small town to hide. The problem is that she has to lie to do so, and places her friends in danger. Yet she will do anything to save her son from his father. I enjoyed the pace in this clean tale and the feeling in this book. Mandy did a fabulous job writing about this topic. Hopefully, this book will help someone break the cycle and be free of this terror. Very well done.
Sweet-Tangerine More than 1 year ago
The Alias by Mandi Tucker Slack Jacey Grayson, with her young son Blaze, are living with her best friend Melissa and her young daughter, Jenny, trying to put the past behind them and start over. Her ex-husband, John, who was abusive, has been suspected of having murdered a journalist and in being involved with a crime family in Chicago. The FBI suspects she knows more than she's telling, so, with Melissa's help, she goes in hiding to Utah to protect herself and Blaze. When they arrive at Melissa's relative's farm, she feels guilty for lying about who she is, as they welcome her with love immediately. Both Jacey and Blaze feel at home right from the start, but knows they'll have to leave soon to find work and a place to live. When she meets Kale, her "cousin," he's unfriendly towards her. Jacey loves the sloer pace of farm life, helping with the chores with Aunt Helen and Uncle Grant. When her ex-husband gets too close for comfort by threatening Melissa and Jenny, and threatens her, she's forced to go to him to protect Blaze. When her new found family all come to the rescue to save them both, she realizes how much she is loved. I loved this fast-paced suspense novel, esp with the setting in Mona, Utah, being close to the mountains by Payson and Provo. I really liked the small town ambiance with horses, gathering eggs, having Aunt Helen showing Jacey how to make bread, apple pie and cookies, as she had only prepared boxed meals in the past.
LKM8 More than 1 year ago
Mandi Slack's debut novel is a tense story with the main character running from an abusive ex-husband. In her desire to protect her precious son, she heads to Mona, Utah. Once I started this novel, I couldn't put it down. I loved the interaction Jacey has with her son, Blaze. I also enjoyed the romance that develops between Jacey and the widowed Kale. For those who love clean suspenseful romance, this is just the ticket. If you're looking for excellent LDS fiction, this is a great read. Even though there are LDS elements to the story, you don't have to be LDS to enjoy it. Highly recommended. I'm looking forward to reading Mandi's next book.
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dancin-debbie More than 1 year ago
The Alias by Mandy Slack was a fast paced story about a lady name Jayce Grayson who is forced to go into hiding to protect both herself and her young son from her ex-husband. As if that isn't enough, FBI agents show up at her door one day asking her about her ex-husband business dealings and her part int it. Concerned that if the FBI can find her, then her ex-husband can, she makes a desperate move to take on someone else's identity and steps into life as them in order to buy some time. Little did Jayce realize the deep impact the loving, welcoming LDS family has on her heart and her conscience. And for the first time in her life she feels accepted and part of a real family. Guilt builds inside her as a result of her deception, but she can't help but notice that her withdrawn and sullen son is perking back to life and acting like any nine year old boy should. She finds peace and a sense of security in the open arms of the McCoy's. And then things begin to narrow as Jacey must find a way ensure her son's safety even if it means the possibility of her own death, she will do whatever is necessary to protect him. And she must rely on others to help her, something she doesn't do well. I found this story to be fun and filled with unexpected dips and turns. Some things caught me off guard and at times I was worried and really afraid for the outcome of the characters and wondered how things would all end. I really couldn't be 100% sure until the end of the story. I loved the build in tension as Mandi weaves all the player's parts together through a timeline of events that lead to the surprising conclusion. I liked how Mandi handled the delicate subject of an abused spouse in hiding. The way this story reveals what happened and how Jayce learned to stand for herself in the face of someone who once held great trust in her heart was wonderfully done. I came away from this story with such hope when Jacey was able to find strength within herself to do what she needed to do no matter the cost to herself. That she was more than she ever realized and that growth is shown through Jacey's emotions and how she is able to confront demons from her past head on. I loved the way you felt the countdown race to the climax and a sense of not knowing the outcome for sure, made the race that much more desperate. I enjoyed watching the different journeys of side characters as they learn great things about them selves and the strength they have to over come their darkest hours. I loved seeing that magnificence inside them shine and blossom through the course of the book. This adventurous story is a story is a clean read that I recommend to children 11 and older, because of some of the descriptions of violent events that occur with the main character.
slcarroll More than 1 year ago
Well written, fun storyline, great characters, edge-of-your-seat action. All-in-all a fabulous book! I would recommend it to anyone and I look forward to more books in the future from Mandi!
bookworm4lifeNY More than 1 year ago
Jacey is a divorced mom who needs to escape her life, quickly. Her ex-Hubby, an abusive creep, has the FBI on his tail, and he also believes he deserves to have custody of their son, Blaze. Jacey assumes a "new" identity, and escapes to Utah with her son. The story was intense, with action and suspense at every turn. The abuse by the Ex-hubby were real and heart-wrenching, making it difficult to read without crying. The Alias was a great read and I enjoyed every last second of it!! First-time novelist Mandi Slack did a masterful job at telling a story on such a difficult subject. I can't wait to read more from her! Thanks, Mandi!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! I could hardly put it down!
Dee77DT More than 1 year ago
If you want suspense, action, drama all in one book, this is the one you want to read. I was instantly hooked and couldn't put the book down. The characters are well rounded and you find out more about the characters personalities as the story goes on. The descriptions of each place were very well thought out and portrayed in the book. I found myself seeing the storyline as a movie playing in my head, which is the only way I'll read a book. I would recommend this book to anyone and highly suggest that you have sometime to read it, because once you start, you won't want to put it down. Well done Mandi!
Moozle More than 1 year ago
Sitting in the airport went by so quickly I was disappointed when it was time to board as I did not want to put the book down! Mandi has done a perfect job of getting the reader involved with the characters and the story from the first page. Having had some spousal abuse myself Mandi handled the topic with a maturity I appreciated. It was also very refreshing to have a beautiful romance that was honorable and respectful. The action kept me pinned to the book to see where it would go. I plan on buying one for each of my sisters! Great job and I am looking forward to the next book!!!
legomanna More than 1 year ago
After reading a few pages of this book, I couldn't put it down through all the suspense of Blaze's safety when He goes with his mom to Utah. The selection of vocabulary are amazing and the settings of the book bring a good touch. Mandi Slack is an amazing writer and I can't wait 'till another book comes out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! It has a great plot and story line and keeps you guessing at what is going to happen next. Definitely a "Edge of your seat" kind of book. I really enjoyed reading this book, this new Author is awesome! I hope she releases more books in the future! I can't wait to read them! Highly Recommended, 5+ stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great New Author. Wonderful Book, Great Story Line, Could not put it down. I hope for another book by her she was wonderful. Very clean cut book and just what I was looking for!! LOVED IT.