Love Lies Bleeding [NOOK Book]

Overview

To what lengths would you go to keep a past buried?

Samantha Moore is the golden girl—with a perfect job, a perfect man, a perfect life—until a random act of violence changes everything. Unconscious for two months, Sam awakens from her coma a different person—bitter, in constant pain, and forced to endure medications that leave her nauseous, paranoid, and struggling to keep a grip on reality.

Furious with her family for sending her away to a ...

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Love Lies Bleeding

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Overview

To what lengths would you go to keep a past buried?

Samantha Moore is the golden girl—with a perfect job, a perfect man, a perfect life—until a random act of violence changes everything. Unconscious for two months, Sam awakens from her coma a different person—bitter, in constant pain, and forced to endure medications that leave her nauseous, paranoid, and struggling to keep a grip on reality.

Furious with her family for sending her away to a small, remote town to recuperate—placed completely under a physical therapist’s care and robbed of what little freedom she has left—Sam lashes out at the “nice people” all around her who claim to have only her best interests in mind. But are her violent outbursts the by-product of her condition . . . or something else entirely? Strange things are happening here—and either Samantha Moore is losing her mind or her friendly new neighbors are far more dangerous than they appear to be. . . .

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Editorial Reviews

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"Haunting, mysterious, and subtly romantic, this debut under Shirley Damsgaard’s psuedonym is inspirational and full of hope."
Kris Neri
"A riveting ride that will start your blood racing from the first line and keep you guessing until the last."
Casey Daniels
"Part mystery, part ghost story, Love Lies Bleeding takes readers on a spin-tingling trip into a disturbed mind and the lives of two women who must face their greatest fears—or die trying."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062092465
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 342,819
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jess McConkey, aka Shirley Damsgaard, is an award-winning writer of short fiction and the author of the Ophelia and Abby mysteries and Love Lies Bleeding. She lives in a small Iowa town, where she served as postmaster for more than twenty years.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

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    Okay story, but I didn't like the MC

    This is one of those books that caught my eye because of a promising synopsis, but didn't turn out the way I expected. I didn't really care for Sam, the main character. I was sympathetic towards her at first, but her behavior eventually turned me off. Didn't care for her family or fiance either, but some of the secondary characters were okay. And I really liked Roxy! Sam has nightmares because of her attack. Horrible nightmares. In pain, she lashes out at her fiance and anyone who tries to get too close. Jackson, her fiance, seems like a nice guy at first. And he only wants whats best for her, right? Or does he? And what about Sam's parents? Did they send her away to recover in the peace and quiet of the country, or because she was no longer their perfect little girl? Honestly, Sam annoyed me so much at this point that I didn't really care. While I've never been the victim of a violent attack, Sam's reaction felt off to me somehow. I could understand her medication affecting her behavior, but she didn't come across as a very nice person to begin with, so it was hard for me to care about her story. And by the time strange things started happening, it was a little too late for me. This was an okay story with a strange twist, but my main objection was that I didn't really care for any of the characters. Maybe it's just me, but it's hard for me to enjoy a story when I don't really like the characters. Gave this one a 3/5 as there was nothing wrong with the writing and overall, it was okay.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Didn't read.

    Thanks again to the long winded reviewer, I don't feel the need to buy this book. You told must of it. I gave it 3 stars to be fair to the writer of the book. Judy E

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    This has to stop!!

    WE can all read. We do not need to have you people ..and you know who you are..tell us the &#$%$ story. I wont buy this or any other with these self serving long winded pointless monologues. We have Nook to read ourselves. We actually have brains and dont care what about your 10,000 word opinion is. 1 or2 setences is good!!! And to all the little kitty cat clan people...go to a $&&*#* chat room to play your little pretend junk. This is for people who are intelligent serious readers. Now look what you made me do!! I hate complaining and writing long rants,but I can't take it anymore! Have called and written to B&N and clearly that gets us no where. Maybe if we stop buying books with these 2 things in the review section they will care. or there is always Amazon and Kindle. Amazon always cares!






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  • Posted December 26, 2011

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    Quick read with a unique ending!

    Really enjoyed this one; flew through it in 2 days!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

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    Some people will stop at nothing to make sure their secrets stay buried!

    In a world filled with secrets...no one is safe.

    Samantha Moore is the golden girl - with a perfect job, a perfect man, a perfect life - until a random act of violence changes everything. Unconscious for two months, Sam awakens from her coma a different person - bitter, in constant pain, and forced to endure medications that leave her nauseous, paranoid, and struggling to keep a grip on reality.

    Furious with her family for sending her away to a small, remote town to recuperate - placed completely under a physical therapist's care and robbed of what little freedom she has left - Sam lashes out at the "nice people" all around her who claim to only have her best interests in mind. But are her violent outbursts the by-product of her condition... or something else entirely? Strange things are happening here - and either Samantha Moore is losing her mind or her friendly new neighbors are far more dangerous than they appear to be.

    In the novel, Love Lies Bleeding by Jess McConkey, we see what happens when people want to maintain control over things, whether its their own life, the secrets they are keeping or simply trying to be something they are not. Greed is evident by the role the characters in Sam's life play.

    Her fiancee, Jackson Van Horn, a up and coming plastic surgeon who has already won the approval of her wealthy parents, Sam fights to gain control over her life again, now that she has suffered a damaged leg and a severe head injury when she was attacked in the parking garage while leaving work. Since her father and Jackson have been making all the decisions regarding the best possible care for Sam, they believe that renting out a small cabin by the lake is exactly what Sam needs to begin to feel safe and secure again.

    But since Jackson can't stay with Sam full time, her father and Jackson hire Anne Weaver to take care of her during the week. Anne has just been laid off from the hospital where she was a physical therapist and she believes she can help Sam recover not only physically but emotionally as well.

    Problems begin with the house Sam is staying in. Rumors say the house is haunted by Blanche Jones, a woman who seemed to be the talk of the town that died in that house. Now objects disappear when Sam goes to look for them and she begins to dream and see a woman walking the dock just outside her cabin crying. When Sam explains these things to Jackson, he pushes more pills her way and insists that she continue to daily regime of prescription drugs to help her cope.

    However Sam will soon discover in the time that Jackson leaves the cabin and she stops taking the pills, her mind becomes clear and soon secrets that have longed been dead and buried suddenly begin to surface.

    I received this book compliments of William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins publishers for my honest review. This book was entertaining to the degree that I could not put it down, while trying to figure out just what was going on. This is a great crime/suspense thriller that will keep you up until you finish the final page. Hands down a sensational 5 out of 5 stars.

    3 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Lorrie

    Havent read it, but agree with the reviewers on the "plotspoilers" and "cat" people. It is so annoying when i think i'm going to be reading reviews and half of them are just nonesence.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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