Tetterbaum's Truth

Tetterbaum's Truth

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by S. R. Claridge

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Angel Martin plans to marry Tony and live happily ever after, until Tony disappears. Nursing a broken heart, she takes a job at Tetterbaum's Pub, unaware it is the most prestigious Mafia hangout in Chicago. She finds herself suddenly caught in the middle of a revengeful scheme from a past she's never known and a blackmail scandal that has left several dead; and she's…  See more details below


Angel Martin plans to marry Tony and live happily ever after, until Tony disappears. Nursing a broken heart, she takes a job at Tetterbaum's Pub, unaware it is the most prestigious Mafia hangout in Chicago. She finds herself suddenly caught in the middle of a revengeful scheme from a past she's never known and a blackmail scandal that has left several dead; and she's next on the hit list. Racing to find answers, Angel's life is left hanging in a twisted balance of deception and revenge, and the only way out is to expose the truth...

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Global Publishing Group LLC
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S.R.Claridge lives in Colorado and enjoys hunkering down in front of her computer with a Grey Goose martini and writing another riveting suspense. Claridge's books have been nominated for the 2010 Molly Award, the 2013 Pushcart Prize Award and she has received the 2012 Pen Award.

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Tetterbaum's Truth 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
CanadaReviewers More than 1 year ago
This book is one thrilling moment after another after another and just when you think you've got it figured out, it takes a turn. If you like a solid suspense story with characters that pull you deeper into the story, then you will love this book. Highly, Highly Recommended Read!
ALLBOOKSREVIEWSJW More than 1 year ago
If you like a strong female lead in a mystery/suspense, then you'll fall in love with Angel, the protagonist of TETTERBAUM'S TRUTH. She's one gutsy woman dealing with multiple threats on her life and she rises to the challenge with courage and spunk. I found one page melting into the next in this fast-paced novel; it's extremely well written and easy to read. Nothing is as it seems and just when you think you've got a handle on the good and bad guys, the plot somersaults. And even though it's pitched as mystery- suspense, it also contains a healthy dollop of romance. Right off the bat we get some exciting romantic conflict, which carries throughout the book. Here's how it goes: following a tragic accident to her father, Angel inherits Tetterbaum's Pub. Even though she has a good head for business, she isn't the best at choosing men in her life and to make matters worse, her doting aunt is continually fixing her up with losers. Then, an old lover mysteriously appears on the heels of her current lover's disappearing act. To complicate things, a handsome employee at the pub makes a play for her. Three men: each claiming that the other two want to kill her. Trust her heart, or her intuition? And once the Mafia rears it's ugly head-with as many serpents as Medusa-the plot screams into full thrust with veiled and unveiled threats, surprise alliances, Machiavellian maneuvering for power, murder, kidnappings, and a wild search for some revealing tapes. Believe me, each chapter will leave you salivating for the next one and the ending will catch you by complete surprise. S.A. Claridge, the author, has a background in theater and has written scripts for several venues. It is valuable experience that serves her well. She currently lives in Colorado and loves to hunker down in front of her computer with a Vodka Martini and write away. Happily for us, she's already published TRAITORS AMONG US, the second in her "Just call me Angel" series. I'm impatiently looking forward to reading it. Recommended by reviewer: Jan Evan Whitford, Allbooks Reviews
Mel95 More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this story, which is different than anything else I've ever read about the Mafia. It's funny and touching and extremely suspenseful all rolled into one. I felt like I was actually going through everything Angel went through and was exhausted by the time I finished reading it; which was only one day because I couldn't put it down! Can't wait for the next book in the series!!
ApexReviews More than 1 year ago
With plans to marry her beloved Tony and live happily ever after, Angel Martin's life is suddenly turned upside down when Tony mysteriously disappears and she soon discovers that her entire life has been one carefully crafted, well-executed lie. As she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous blackmail scandal involving the most notorious Chicago crime families, Angel scrambles to come to grips with her real identity while preserving her very life. Unfortunately for her, the closer she gets to the truth, the more people want her dead... Tetterbaum's Truth is a bona fide suspense thriller. Bolstered by highly intriguing, intersecting plotlines and vivid, lifelike characters that jump off the page, author S.R. Claridge's standout offering takes readers on a nonstop ride of action and adventure. As Angel struggles to learn more about her mysterious past, the reader can't help cheering for her as she wends her way along on a compelling, highly imperiled search for truth. With one shocking twist after another, Tetterbaum's Truth takes its rightful place among the great crime/suspense thrillers of all time. A thoroughly engrossing read from beginning to end. Renee Washburn Apex Reviews
MaxwellCrighton More than 1 year ago
This book is a unique and wonderful mix of Mafia mayhem and action-packed thriller. I enjoyed every page and found myself unable to set the book down, then when I did I kept thinking about the story. It's well-written and an easy read with real-to-life characters. Highly recommend for anyone who enjoys a great mystery/suspense. I can see this on the big screen.
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KatieWestonAnderson More than 1 year ago
I breezed thru this book in two days, which says a lot because I'm a full time mom with three little ones at home, but this kept me enthralled and I found myself thinking about it constantly. Definitely reading the next one in the series and recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense, action, some romance and a lot of humor.
StephanieLovesReading More than 1 year ago
Great book! This is the best suspensful book I've read in a long time and I totally fell in love with the characters. Aunt Olga is a scream and I felt like Angel was my best friend all the way throughout. Can't wait to read the next one.
buggie4bookMN More than 1 year ago
Tetterbaum’s Truth by S.R. Claridge In this book, Angel finds herself alone. She soon finds friends to only loose them to death and destruction and trusting the unbelievable. Angel finds herself pressed in-between walls trying to find her way out, action, tight turns steak through this book and make it a sure page turner. If you love sifting through messages and climbing conclusions you will twist and turn through this story and find a way home. Welcome to the world of power, indulgence, fear and unpredictable touch. I give it a 4.5 stars Dvora Swickle March 26, 2012
satcomkitty More than 1 year ago
I truly have found another author to follow! This is a great book to lead readers into a wonderful series. I have found myself saving these books to read on business trips. I enjoy the quiet of my trip to engage in the best reading I can get my hands on. This author pulls me in with the stories and I find that I can hardly bare to put them down. With the end of every book I am left longing for the next one.
JustinRentschler More than 1 year ago
The story starts out slowly and lends itself toward romance, but by the time you reach the third chapter the plot twists into a suspenseful delight for the mystery lover. It¿s like a rollercoaster ride in the dark. Just when you think you have anticipated the next turn, you are skillfully thrown in the opposite direction. This is a book that mixes the genres of romantic suspense and full-blown mystery very well, and I suspect will appeal to both groups of readers. Seemingly weak and pathetic, Angel Martin plays the role of victim well; but we quickly learn it isn¿t weakness that drives her, but the mere ignorance of a past she¿s never known. When she discovers her true identity, her genetic make-up explodes with strength and the test becomes not one of can she handle the truth, but can she learn to trust her instincts and harness the power the truth holds? S.R.Claridge is a remarkable writer of character without drudging on in endless paragraphs of description. She brings lively dimension to the faces in her story, painting enough detail for the reader to picture the character, feel their motivation and relate to them as if they were standing in the room. She weaves humor and emotion with perfect timing throughout. The character of Olga, in particular, offers comedic relief when tension is at its highest. Her novel is fiction but you¿d swear you were actually experiencing what Angel experiences while traversing the pages. Expect your adrenaline to increase, your pulse to pound and your eyes to widen with disbelief as you try to figure out what will happen next. And you won¿t be able to do it. On a scale of 1 to 5, this book earns 5 stars. It¿s an easy read, a quick page-turner and the entertainment value is on a ¿you-don¿t-want-to-miss-this¿ level. Congratulations to S.R.Claridge and Vanilla Heart for offering a series unique to the market. Readers will love it because it¿s well-written, oddly heartwarming, and refreshingly new. APEX Reviews called Tetterbaum¿s Truth a ¿bona fide suspense thriller and a non-stop ride of action and adventure.¿ That sums it up.
AngelaLampbert More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It grabbed me right from the beginning. I love Angel and her aunt Olga and I love, love, love the hot Mafia men! It's touching and exciting and totally an awesome and easy read. Total thumbs up!
BookWatchMagazineReview More than 1 year ago
Tetterbaum's Truth is a pleasurable dichotomy of action/adventure and suspense; with a thread of romance worked in just enough to keep tension rising. We follow Angel Martin on a trek of self-discovery where her whole world is turned upside down and every moral and value she ever had is tested in the violent burning coals of Mafia life. What I especially found remarkable about this novel was the authors ability to portray character relationships in a realistic light. She not only connected the players but her audience as well, a task not easy to achieve. I would look for this book to hit the best-seller list in the next twelve months and continue to climb. Fortunate for readers, Tetterbaum's Truth is book one in the Just Call Me Angel series, which indeed means more enjoyment is yet to come. Kudos to author S.R.Claridge and Vanilla Heart. Looking forward to the sequel. Robert Westin - BWM