The Find [NOOK Book]

Overview

What can a mother do when she has no money and a dangerously sick kid?

She can make a mistake.

In a moment of desperation, cleaning lady Phoebe Jackson tries to pawn the diamond-bejeweled Rolex she found in a mobster’s locker. Turns out the watch is a fake, but the mobster isn't—and he’s on to her.
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Overview

What can a mother do when she has no money and a dangerously sick kid?

She can make a mistake.

In a moment of desperation, cleaning lady Phoebe Jackson tries to pawn the diamond-bejeweled Rolex she found in a mobster’s locker. Turns out the watch is a fake, but the mobster isn't—and he’s on to her.
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - Carlen Dupler
The plot held my interest and had me wanting to keep turning pages. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. I plan to read other titles by this Author.
Amazon.com - Sgm Dosser
Very well written suspense novel. Managed to keep me so interested that I read it straight through. Have not done that in a while.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148990611
  • Publisher: Thriveco, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,333,309
  • File size: 504 KB

Meet the Author

When I was ten a drunken guy almost drowned me in a swimming pool. It was in Miami Beach at the Chateau motel. The guy was a pool hand and he was wrestling (playfully, for the most part) with us kids. Then he said, "I'm going to show you a good hold" and he got me in a headlock and took me under. It was a good hold all right. He held me there and held me there and held me there. I struggled but this was a powerful man. There was nothing to do. I would either die or I wouldn't.

That experience gave me an appreciation for life's tenuousness. If you think about it, we're only alive as far as our next breath will take us.

So I write novels and stories about characters like you and me with their heads underwater. (Figuratively speaking of course.) Characters under so much duress their brains are about to burst. They're at the end of it all. No way out of this one. But I also write with a sense of humor. (You have to have a sense of humor, right?)

I was born in 1956 in Chicago. A lifelong Illinois guy. Married once. Divorced. No kids. No pets. Passionate about things: people, classical music, golf. And I always seem to be on the side of the underdog.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Best short story, I just wante Loved it Best short story ever:

    Best short story ever:

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Loved it

    This was a great read and kept you interested throughout.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    The Find

    Loved the unexpected twists and turns. Never knew what would happen next. Very good read. You'd think it would be boring then something exciting would happen.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2014

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    When I was approached to read The Find, I was intrigued. What wo

    When I was approached to read The Find, I was intrigued. What would I do if I didn't have any money and one of our boys was sick? Would I do something out of character and risk everything? Absolutely. No questions asked. I knew I needed to read this one and find out if the main character, Phoebe, would do the same thing.

    The premise of The Find was interesting and for the most part, I enjoyed it. Everything that was happening on the pages was exciting, there's no doubt about that but sometimes, the story would just take a long, meandering loop around the action rather than just a straight shot. Now, this is fine sometimes, but I want things to surprise me. I want some of the action to happen so fast that my head spins! I think that it just needed to be a bit more direct at times.

    The main character, Phoebe, was a bit of a conundrum for me. I mean, you know that she loves her girls but sometimes, she felt a bit detached from them. Her interactions with them were just not as heartfelt as I thought that they should be at times. And then when you get further into the story, there are times when she is this timid little mouse and then in the next breath, she's got this big brass pair and she's ready to take on the world. The shifts in her character were almost polar at times and for me, it read as disingenuous.

    You know, the ending really made me enjoy the book that much more. The last portion of the book redeemed the novel for me (even though I still didn't get Phoebe) and made all the difference in the world. It was interesting, exciting, gripping and a bit romantic. I'm excited to see what else this author has in store for the future.

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  • Posted March 1, 2014

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    The Find by Gregg Bell is a masterful story written with suspens

    The Find by Gregg Bell is a masterful story written with suspense that holds on to you until the very end!

    The characters are twisted together in so many different ways that it keeps you wondering how it's going to end up. They are strong and strange and quirky and dangerous. I started reading and couldn't put it down until I reached the end.

    Mr. Bell writes with a great deal of thought. The real-life situation of choosing what to do to help your family versus doing what you know is the right thing is a great conundrum that faces most parents during their life-time. That our heroine ultimately learned from her mistake was refreshing.

    I'm looking forward to reading more of Mr. Bell's work. I heartily recommend The Find by Gregg Bell!


    ~Patricia, Room With Books~ © Feb 22, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Excellent Book

    I enjoyed this book from beginning to end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Lost me in the end

    I was instantly hooked after the first 10 pages, but then it dragged on a little. I found some of the things Phoebe had to endure a little hard to believe. I had a tough time seeing how she went from a simple cleaning lady and mother of 2 to a street smart, pistol packing bad ass mama!! Her personality change was too drastic. I did, however, like that it took place in Chicago and the final showdown was actually in the suburb where I grew up.

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