The Home [NOOK Book]

Overview

Reporter Thomas Allen arrives at a meeting with an old man claiming to have a story. Figuring this to be another rural small-town scandal, Tom keeps his expectations low. But when Emmett Jacobson tells his tale, one of abuse, disappearances, murders, and cover-ups that have been occurring for years at the local nursing home, Tom realizes this story is much more than he bargained for.

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The Home

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Overview

Reporter Thomas Allen arrives at a meeting with an old man claiming to have a story. Figuring this to be another rural small-town scandal, Tom keeps his expectations low. But when Emmett Jacobson tells his tale, one of abuse, disappearances, murders, and cover-ups that have been occurring for years at the local nursing home, Tom realizes this story is much more than he bargained for.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033067893
  • Publisher: Kimberly A Bettes
  • Publication date: 2/20/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 837,702
  • File size: 184 KB

Meet the Author

Kimberly A. Bettes lives in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of southeast Missouri with her husband and son. No, she doesn't run moonshine. And no, she doesn't make moonshine, either. Although from time to time, one would think she had partaken of a hearty batch. And yes, she has all her teeth. While she doesn't wear overalls, she knows many people who do. Before you ask, yes, she wears shoes. And socks. Constantly. It's part of her OCD. Living in the Ozarks doesn't require you to tell people to squeal like a pig. It's completely optional.

Kimberly is a freelance writer and photographer. Her trademark seems to be photos of flowers with mysteriously appearing bugs that she doesn't notice while taking the photograph, only later. It's a good thing she mainly photographs flowers. God forbid she should be photographing say, a mountain and not see the grizzly bear charging at her. This would lead to a completely different Bio page. Or as some would call it, a Eulogy.

Kimberly has many hobbies including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and quilting. It's not unusual to find her in a rocking chair, knitting. But don't think she's old yet because while she's knitting, she's singing along with Eminem or Rob Zombie. After receiving many complaints from her neighbors about said singing, Kimberly has decided to try to limit the singing to showers only. So far, she's failed to live up to her end of the compromise. Fortunately for all involved parties, Kimberly's winning personality keeps her neighbors on her good side and there doesn't seem to be an imminent law suit lurking in the near future. At least not for her inability to sing.

The hobby of Kimberly's that most worries those who know her is her obsession with serial killers. No, not people who hate Fruit Loops, but the people who make a dirty habit out of killing other people. They fascinate her. Not because she wants to be like them. That would make her weird. But what appeals to her is how at any second, anyone can cross that line. She likes to know what makes people tick. Other than Tourette's Syndrome. Don't worry. She doesn't write to them in prison or anything. After all, the price of stamps has skyrocketed lately. She doesn't have posters of murderers hanging on her walls. Her husband gripes too much about the thumbtack holes they leave. She just reads about them and studies them from afar. Seriously. It's completely normal. Let's call it...research. Yeah. That's it. Research for those crazy novels she writes.

Speaking of those novels, Kimberly is the author of Annie's Revenge, The Good Neighbor, Minutes to Death, Rage, and several short stories, poems and songs. She has many projects in the works. If she can keep herself from procrastinating, you can expect to find some more of her work available soon.

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    A very sad short story! Worth the read though, great writing!

    A very sad short story! Worth the read though, great writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Cameron

    Heyyyy imma guy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    GHOST TO ALL

    Its not active enough here. I am leaving to be on my own at 'ghostie' goodbye.....i luv u kate and amy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Olivia

    No no no. I rped janette but she died of a stab wound. So i posted my bio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Haley

    Hey!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Devon

    CAn i join too?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Hunter

    I'll adopt lyraiz. †‡Hunter‡†

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Hawk

    Walks to her room

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    phil

    Summer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Summer

    *she puts her hand on Phil's shoulder* whays wrong Phil?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Hope

    Leaves. (Sorry im rping this character at another place since this place isnt as active as i like.)~Hope

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Olive

    'Cartwheel, tuck jump, back roll, bridge, back roll,' she mumbles and does the moves in order.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Amy

    Im on whos onput name in revie wbox

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    The book is very short 56 pages  missing words  . very dissapoin

    The book is very short 56 pages  missing words  . very dissapointed after reading held and being so captivated this book lacked the descriptive writing that I had enjoyed in Held. not even worth a free read sorry I paid .99 for it

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    Posted August 18, 2013

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