County Line

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When the steadfast Ruby Jane Whittaker drops out of sight, dogged ex-cop Skin Kadash sets out to discover what drove the woman he loves to leave her life behind so suddenly and without explanation. The discovery of a dead man in her apartment, followed by an attack by a mysterious stalker, leads Skin first to California, then across the country on a desperate journey deep into Ruby Jane’s haunted past—and toward an explosive confrontation which will determine if either has a ...

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Overview

When the steadfast Ruby Jane Whittaker drops out of sight, dogged ex-cop Skin Kadash sets out to discover what drove the woman he loves to leave her life behind so suddenly and without explanation. The discovery of a dead man in her apartment, followed by an attack by a mysterious stalker, leads Skin first to California, then across the country on a desperate journey deep into Ruby Jane’s haunted past—and toward an explosive confrontation which will determine if either has a future.

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"Contemporary sharp-edged noir doesn't get much better than Cameron's mournful novel featuring ex-cop Skin Kadash." —Publishers Weekly
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Retired cop Skin Kadash returns from an extended retreat (following his last outing in Day One) to find his friend Ruby Jane's apartment occupied by a dead man, and Ruby Jane nowhere to be found. Grasping at straws, Skin drives to the San Francisco Bay Area to corner Pete, Ruby Jane's former lover, and see if he knows something. Great: now we have two desperate men who have reason to think she's fled to Ohio, where she grew up. She's there, but, clearly, going back home was not the answer. Toggling back and forth between Skin's first-person narration and Ruby Jane's voice from two decades ago, Cameron writes a gripping tale of longing, loss, and greed. Just when we think we've figured it all out, he throws another curve ball to keep us wanting more. It's exhausting and disturbing yet, ultimately, a sliver of justice is attained. VERDICT Nothing's soft about Cameron's dark tale, but a surprising tone of compassion tucks itself into the narrative. It's a perfect fit for Archer Mayor and William Kent Krueger fans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935562528
  • Publisher: F & W Media Inc
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 412
  • Sales rank: 1,030,239
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Cameron lives with his wife and a menagerie of critters in Portland, Oregon. His stories have appeared in Spinetingler, Portland Noir, and the forthcoming First Thrills. He is a member of Friends of Mystery, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

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    You Have To Get This Book!

    Bill Cameron is a writer who knows when to slow down, speed up, and carry you along at just the right pace that you can't help but yearn to finish his books, and County Line is no different. With an intriguing opening, killer chapter endings, no mercy for his characters, twists that will spin you like a wheel, and shocks that come like punches this is a book that delivers.

    The characters are nailed to the wall. Cameron portrays, to a painfully real degree, a young girl trapped in the weaknesses and mistake of those meant to protect and love her. You will feel as though you have walked through hell holding Ruby Jane's hand. You'll want to kill for her, hold her, cheer her on and in return she will entertain and amuse you with plenty of wit. Ruby Jane is impossible not to love. The heroes of the story, Pete and Skin, make for quite the grumpy team providing great tension, awkwardness, and light laghter throughout the entire story. You will love, hate , hurt. What more can you ask for a in a story?

    Having read most of Bill Cameron's books, I can say that he meets all my expectation as a reader. His books have become an automatic buy for me. The icing on the cake is that with every book his edge gets just a little sharper. You will want more.

    47 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

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    Mystery, Suspense, Danger

    Ruby is missing. Skin finds no explanation for that, but does find a dead body in her apartment. As he sets out to find her, Skin gets help from Pete, who also has a history with Ruby. They have no idea what they will find as they begin to travel around the country, finding pieces of Ruby's life. Little do they know that someone wants to stop them from completing their quest, bringing danger and more intrigue into an already tense situation. Why did Ruby leave? What is she hiding and who will protect her? Will Skin and Pete be able to work together to find answers and stop the stalker?

    This book has many moments of tension and suspense. The characters are well rounded and the story well written. Ruby's story and character will especially pull you in and keep you riveted. If you like crime fiction, you will enjoy this book. Come on and solve the mystery with Skin!

    18 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Awesome

    Great

    9 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Quite a read.

    Twist and turns, and sometimes kinda drawn out. Still a good read, if you can hang in there.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Gracie-7

    I really can't complain a whole lot about this book since it was free, but I read 47 pages and just couldn't take it anymore. I thought the lead character was a little pitiful from my point of view. Sorry!!

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Pretty good

    I thought this book was okay. It jumped around a lot which I didn't really care for and got a little confusing. I did like the end and it was a decent read for a freebie, but don't think I'd spend money on it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    Want to read more in the series

    It was a good read with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. I drew me in enough that I want to know what happened before and what happens next. Guess I'll have to wait for the next book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    All over the place

    This story was written, the pages tossed in the air then placed out of order before printing. Not very well put together.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Good read

    I enjoyed this freedownload. Nice shifts between past and present. A little hard to get into, but stick with it. I am interested in reading the other novels featuring these characters.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

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    Just say if you like it or not!!!

    I agree!! Just say if the book is worth downloading or not!!! I don't need a synopsis of the story either!!! Thanx!!!

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Couldn't put it down

    Got the book on Friday and finished it early Saturday morning. Great read, characters and suspense. Now I need to see what else he's written.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    Recommended reading

    The storyline was a good one. It keeps you wanting to read more. It got a little confusing in the middle when it went back in time, however, it quickly got back on track once you realized why. First read of Cameron. He did well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Good read

    I dont give 5 stars, so I gave 4. But good characters and good pace. Very enjoyable.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    No

    Hard to follow! Just did not like it, made myself finish it. Wish i hadn't!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    County Line

    Was a good book. could not put it down.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Just couldn. Just couldn't do it

    The story line was interesting but it took me forever to break 100 pages. Even when it seemed to hit a climax it dragged on after that. Lots of flipping back and forth between time periods. I wanted to finish but couldn't bear to keep reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Don't waste your time

    A very boring book, will put you to sleep. Very slow action.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    Short but intense great book

    This book ends a bit sad, but interesting story and characters. A bit unpredictable too as far as story line. I really did enjoy this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    May want to pass

    Strange plot with 2 unlikeable main characters. Ruby Jane seems to have had horrible parents but nothing about her is sympathic. Skin Kadash gives retired cops a bad name. He's totally inept. It seems he must have sleepwalked through 25 years on the police force.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

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    So good I should have paid for it

    Got this as a Free Friday selection, but should have paid for it. This is my first book read by this author, and I will check out his others soon. Often, when writers switch from past to present and vice versa, the reader gets lost. Not so with this book. Loved the characters. Any woman who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks can relate to Ruby Jane. Anyone who ever made mistakes can relate to many of the characters. Anyone who ever loved someone else but didn't know exactly how the other person felt about him/her can relate to Skin. Great characters that you would like to know personally. Great suspense with main characters with integrity and intelligence. Easy to read style, but not simple by any means. This book is one that gets better the more you read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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