Among the Ashes

Among the Ashes

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by Cheryl Denton
     
 

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When an Arsonist Destroys a Home…
Kit Blume loses everything. All that remain are her annoying neighbor, a cryptic letter from her father, and the disturbing PTSD flashbacks and nightmares that involve a killer with a gun. Determined to find out the truth about her lost childhood, Kit discovers that some memories are best left in the dark…

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When an Arsonist Destroys a Home…
Kit Blume loses everything. All that remain are her annoying neighbor, a cryptic letter from her father, and the disturbing PTSD flashbacks and nightmares that involve a killer with a gun. Determined to find out the truth about her lost childhood, Kit discovers that some memories are best left in the dark…

An Old Man Sees the Dead …
Old Man Trent persists in telling his son, Harvey, that he saw Annabelle Vernon the day after she died in the tragic Lake Shore Inn fire twenty-four years ago. Harvey’s discovery of new evidence leads him to conclude that their police chief either bungled the investigation or used the fire to cover up something sinister…

…And the Fear Never Ends.
Kit joins Harvey in his quest for the truth about the night the Lakeshore Inn burned, and a killer begins leaving victims on northern Minnesota’s lakes. The harder Kit and Harvey press to uncover the facts, the more determined the killer becomes to silence them…

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review - James Cox
A series of tragedies can unite people in finding the truth. "Among the Ashes" follows Kit Blume as she faces losing everything she had to a wanton arsonist, leaving her trying to piece together what little life she had left after it all. Working with Harvey, a man with his own losses, the pair work together to find their truth and find something worth living for. "Among the Ashes" is a strong pick for general fiction collections focusing on mystery selections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032832904
Publisher:
Cheryl Denton
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
Darkfire , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
151,577
File size:
841 KB

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Meet the Author

Cheryl Denton wrote the first book in The Darkfire Series, Among the Ashes, to give readers a glimpse into the mind of a person suffering from PTSD. When Hope Was Gone, the second book, addresses the challenges of parenting a child with PTSD. The third novel, Losing Faith, portrays a woman who develops PTSD when a stalker terrorizes her. Mrs. Denton writes all of these novels out of her personal experiences. Her Spiritual Growth Series gently guides survivors through the depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem which many experience.As a writer, Cheryl Denton has contributed a large body of work through her blog for survivors of abuse and trauma, cheryldenton.com/blog. Much of her writing follows the theme of rising above life’s challenges. Over the years, she has also worked as a magazine editor and book editor.

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Among the Ashes: Darkfire Series Book One 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book. It was a bit gorier then I expected. The editing was well done. There was no sex or cursing, the preaching and scripture quoting were almost nonexistant. It was 710 pages long. 700 pages of story. One of the heroines, Kit was not very likable. Grant just kept on taking her abuse and meaness. There were several unresolved sub plots, leaving me with questions. I wonder if there is going to be a sequal. Ages 14 and up could read this book, but its length might scare off the younger readers. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an execellent book - although I seldom read a book twice, this is one I could read over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like a good mystery with a little romance to go along with it you will love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not but this book down. Another free book that introduced me to a new author. I will be checking out the rest of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasnt really expecting this book to be very good. Was very impressed. It all finally came together. Loved the way it ended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this from my daughter. It was very good but a bit too intense and gory for me at times. There were some issues that were unanswered after finishing this book such as how she got so far away from home, and the identity of the one murdered person was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unabashedly Christian but not in an offensive way to non-Christians. A first-rate thriller with hints, turns, and twists all along the way. Probably one of the best stories I've ever read. If you generally shy away from female writers, put away your prejudices and go for this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A better editor should have gone thru the manuscript. No sex or cursing. The dialogue was predictable. But overall a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
to go through life not knowing who your birth parents are or why you were put aside from there family is not how we are to live. But after loosing the family who loves you to find out you have siblings that one did not want you and tried to harm you, and you still love them is amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well written, entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storyline. Kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The 700+ pages just flew by! Can't wait to read many more by this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it. 706 pages. (dw)
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I feel like this could have been more than one book. I had to stop reading it and then come back to it because it went up and down. If more than one book the characters could have been made more likeable. Would have been great if Johnny had more part in the story and the elders. Overall good slow read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost didn't finish the book but pressed on because of the characters of Oona & Harvey. They were the most realistic and developed & acted more like real people, bumbling along like true amateurs caught up in an awful mystery, not knowing which authorities were actually trustworthy. They were both trying to figure out their lives and deal with a father who had Alzheimers, although Harvey never getting over his high school girlfriend to date other women was odd, and not recognizing her voice all those years was odd. Grant seemed too good to be true, sticking by Kit her whole life when she couldn't stand him and was continuously rude to him. Lots of loose ends & unanswered questions.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept me in my toes, wanting to know what was going to happen next. I'm very happy with having purchased this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written but the non stop preaching makes it a loser. I would not have bought it if tgis has been indicated in the sample or other reviews. It makes me think that the reviews are mostly fake, and the sample puposely did not include any reference to god.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It had interesting plot twists and a somewhat happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It had a quick pace to it with good twists and turns. A few questions were left unanswered and I never did find out what the " A " frame house had to do with anything. Also one anoying thing was the continued use of the phrase "I hate you" by the main character. Hate is such a strong word and it just makes me cringe. All and all I would recommend this book.
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