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Killing Me Softly (Previously published as Live and Let Die)
     

Killing Me Softly (Previously published as Live and Let Die)

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by Bianca Sloane
 

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On a bitterly cold January evening, Tracy Ellis went for a jog along Chicago's snowy lakefront and disappeared. Her body was discovered days later, her beautiful face bashed in with a rock. Police determine her brutal death to be a mugging gone wrong and drop the matter into their cold case files.

Over a year later, Tracy's sister, Sondra, still can't come to grips

Overview

On a bitterly cold January evening, Tracy Ellis went for a jog along Chicago's snowy lakefront and disappeared. Her body was discovered days later, her beautiful face bashed in with a rock. Police determine her brutal death to be a mugging gone wrong and drop the matter into their cold case files.

Over a year later, Tracy's sister, Sondra, still can't come to grips with what happened. She throws herself into her work as a documentary filmmaker to try and forget the cruelty of her sister's death. However, a chance encounter with a man from Tracy's past rips the wound open and sends Sondra on a desperate search for answers about the secrets from her sister's life that may have led to her death.

As Sondra struggles to uncover what happened to Tracy, she's launched into a tangled web of deceit and danger that put her on a collision course with life and death...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781503275041
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/17/2014
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
644,517
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Bianca Sloane is the author of the suspense novels, "Killing Me Softly" (previously published as "Live and Let Die") chosen as "Thriller of the Month" (May 2013) by e-thriller.com and a "2013 Top Read" by OOSA Online Book Club and "Sweet Little Lies." When she's not writing, she's watching Bravo TV, Investigation Discovery, reading or cooking. Sloane resides in Chicago.

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Killing Me Softly (Previously published as Live and Let Die) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written; interesting and surprising twists. Not sure why the previous reviewer felt the book was racist against whites.
WereJumpin More than 1 year ago
Goodness what a ride this book brings you on! The whole book you are wondering what happened to Tracy. Every page is full of suspense, and thrills! I read over 80% of this book in one day and loved it. I enjoyed the details the author threw in, adding to the characters, which came off with realism. I will definitely be recommending this book! Each chapter was told in another light of a character, giving the book and story it’s mold, and shape. The plot was rounded enough that I was on my toes, or fingertips, either way. Do not stop this read, even if you think that you might have it figured out, there is always a turn, and your guessing could be wrong.
Marla-Bradeen More than 1 year ago
LIVE AND LET DIE is an engaging psychological thriller with enough plot twists to maintain intrigue until the very end. Sloane has crafted a unique story brought to life by her talented writing. The book is told from multiple points of view and from multiple points in time, but the shifts are easy to keep track of and only serve to heighten the mystery element of this captivating story. LIVE AND LET DIE should appeal to anyone who enjoys a good suspense novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written mystery with good twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting from the first page to the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so good thst you will not be able to put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the names were so similar it was a little confusing if you stopped reading for a bit, but they appeared so often the problem was solved. Great characters and super plot. If you enjoy a scarey story this book is a must read. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The suspense field is so crowded that it sometimes feels as though you are reading a book you have already read. Completely new story lines are hard to come by - but this is one of those rare finds. The book moves at a quick pace, aided by regular POV & time (past/present) changes from chapter to chapter. Chapters are not labeled with their point in time, point of view, but it was not difficult to figure it out. In fact Ms Sloane did an excellent job with each chapter start. Characters were reasonably well developed, with back story added in appropriate places. Despite all these high points, I had a difficult time finishing the story. This story needed a huge macro edit. Someone needed to edit the adjectives and adverbs. There were sentences that doubled in size from all of the extra, unneeded words. I stopped counting at 15 the number of times hair was mentioned with at least two adjectives attached. It took a whole page to tell us the hallway was red, the living room tan, and the couch burgandy. I think this story could have been SO much better, with just a serious edit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great story. Often with this type of novel, the plot is very predictable. This novel, however, was unique. I.thought I knew what happened just to find out I was wrong. Even when I was right, there was so much more to discover that it didn't matter that I had predicted the outcome. It kept me on my toes the entire time. I couldn't put it down. Not only was the plot to my liking, but it was also written very well?. The wording was precise and put detailed pictured in my head. The characters had depth, and I felt like I had met each one. I loved the way that it switched between stories, but each one came together in the end. Overall, I loved the novel and would definitely reccomend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
God read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fresh. Crisp. Every chapter is a page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. Big twist at end. Didnt see it coming
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read that keeps you hooked until the very last page. I would highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept me on edge. It does start out a little slow, but hang in there! You won't be disappointed. I never saw the ending coming. That just took me by complete surprise. Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good mystery with plenty to keep the reader engaged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At some points in the book it was a little odd but over all it was really interesting and kept you at the edge of your seat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read, lots of twists & turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GOOD READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow this book is sad and twisted. Ends happily. I cheered Sondra on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredibly good book...kept me guessing!!! ???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thus book had more twists and turns than a mountain switchback road. Really well - written suspense novel. I look forward to reading more of her work
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! Jan fr Dallas
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
In January, on one of the worst blizzards of the year in Chicago, Tracy Ellis was discovered with her face bashed in by a rock. Devastated, Tracy’s family is at a loss. The police think it was just a mugging that went wrong. Without evidence the police have no idea who the perpetrator could be. Sondra is still reeling over the death of her sister. The bond they shared was one that was truly to be cherished. Sondra loved her sister with all her heart and it hurts even more not knowing the who and why. Over a year later, Sondra begins to make some startling discoveries about the last few months of her sister’s life before her death. With a little investigative work of her own she uncovers secrets and lies that were meant to be buried for good. Will she be able to survive after the whole truth surfaces? Or will it be too late? “Live and Let Die” by Bianca Sloane is an excellent mystery. It is a story of loss and heartbreak, but at the same time a story of a sister’s love so strong that she needs to know the truth in order to move forward. There are quite a few twists and turns that this reader did not see coming. When the ultimate plot was revealed, even I was shocked. This is one of those novels that will keep you turning the pages wondering what kind of secrets are going to be unearthed. If you like mysteries, this is one book I would definitely recommend! Reviewed by: LeonaR