Tin God

Tin God

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by Stacy Green
     
 

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Getting pregnant as a teenager and being coerced into giving her baby up for adoption left a festering scar on Jaymee Ballard's life. Trapped by poverty and without many allies, Jaymee nearly gives up hope of getting her daughter back after her best friend is murdered. Now, four years later, a wealthy woman with legal connections hires her as a housekeeper, and Jaymee…  See more details below

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Getting pregnant as a teenager and being coerced into giving her baby up for adoption left a festering scar on Jaymee Ballard's life. Trapped by poverty and without many allies, Jaymee nearly gives up hope of getting her daughter back after her best friend is murdered. Now, four years later, a wealthy woman with legal connections hires her as a housekeeper, and Jaymee gathers the courage to seek her help. But Jaymee's last chance ends up in a puddle of blood in one of the historic antebellum mansions in Roselea, Mississippi.

I just murdered your wife...again.

An unsigned letter consisting of six horrifying words turns Nick Samuels stagnant life upside down. Stuck in emotional purgatory since his wife's unsolved murder four years ago, Nick is about to self-destruct. The arrival of the letter claiming credit for his wife's murder and boasting of a new kill sends Nick to Roselea, where he and Jaymee's worlds collide.

Jaymee and Nick realize exposing the truth about her daughter's adoption is the only way to solve the murders. Up against years of deception, they rush to identify the killer before the evidence-and Jaymee's daughter-are lost.

But the truth doesn't always set the guilt-ridden free. Sometimes, it destroys them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482741513
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/05/2013
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
733,110
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

"Stacy Green has the ability not only to allow the reader to see the scene, but also hear and smell it so there is a sense of total immersion."
--Bestselling thriller author Rachel Abbott.

Stacy's debut novel, INTO THE DARK, has been hailed as chilling suspense with a fast-paced plot and unforgettable characters.

Her Delta Crossroads Series, set in fictional Roselea, Mississippi, expertly weaves drama and suspense with a fitting dose of dry humor. Tin God (April 2013) features a poverty stricken women caught up in the dark dealings of black market adoption. It will be followed up by Skeleton's Key (Fall 2013), a thriller with a mix of history and a demented villain.

Married to her college sweetheart, she's proud to be a lifelong Midwesterner. Contact her via her website to be notified of new releases or to just to chat about books!

www.stacygreen.net
Twitter: @StacyGreen26
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StacyGreenAuthor

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Tin God 4.2 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 247 reviews.
cindyhreads More than 1 year ago
What a suspense filled book! It starts out with Jaymee being told she was going to be evicted. She has been through a lot with family issues, a best friend being murdered and giving up her daughter for adoption. But when she discovers a dead body, life becomes even harder for her. The twist at the ending was excellent and a surprise to me! This was a book that will definitely hold your attention and you will not want to put it down. Yet I really hated for it to end. For me that is always the sign of an excellent book. The author writes such descriptive words, you can picture places and people as if you knew them. I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes suspense, mysteries, romance and just an all out great read! This is the third book that I have read by Stacy Green and have loved all of them. She does not disappoint with her books. (I received this advanced copy from the author for my honest review.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not very believable. It was well edited, stand alone, had a predictable conclusion. There is quite a bit of violence. A lot of the reviews are plot spoilers, so I am not going to say much. This is a so-so read. Nothing outstanding. The title refers to tin idols worshipped in Bibical times. This surprized me, as far as I knew, tin was a more recent discovery. Therefore, this comment was not very well researched. ( I double checked, before I remarked on this statement.) For readers 18 and up, due to child abuse, rape, kiddnapping, forced impregnatation, child trafficking, murder, drugs, and other types of violence. Ages 18 and up. AD
pwall55 More than 1 year ago
   This was the first book I had read by Stacy Green, but it will no means be the last. I found the mystery to be hard to put down. I had to keep reading (too long into the night for work the next day)to see who the murderer was and, boy, was I surprised. She does a great job drawing in the reader and building sympathy for Jaymee. My experience with churches is far different from Jaymee's but I'm sure that there are some with bad guys just like these self-righteous users who are in churches to simply further their own agenda. I'm just glad that I don't know anyone like this in my church!   While this is a mystery, Jaymee does have a love interest. I will readily admit that I was drawn to another good guy and somewhat hoped that she might decide that he was the one, but it was not to be. I think the hero being flawed made the story much more interesting anyway. I'm hoping that her childhood friend (I did fall just a little in love with him) will get his own story and "happily ever after" in the future. Don't want to tell too much to spoil the book for others. This is one great mystery, not to be missed.
MisfitGeek More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a truly gripping thriller that pulled me in from the start. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the story twisted in another direction. In the end, I can honestly say I never saw it coming. It was a total, “OMG, NO WAY!!” moment. Nicely done, Ms. Green. The characters in this book are complex and realistic. They were all painstakingly created and very human. I appreciated the fact that Jaymee was a strong woman who confronted her vulnerabilities with courage. I liked her. I really liked the fact that the romance did not distract from the main plot of the book. It was handled very elegantly. I enjoyed watching the relationship develop and the conflicting emotions both Nick and Jaymee wrestled with. Again, it was really well done. I would definitely recommend this book. It is the first in the Delta Crossroads series. I really like the small-town, southern feel of this series. I am anxious to read the next installment to the series when it comes out.
Ginas-Library More than 1 year ago
I received this book from Promotional Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review. This book was amazing. It was very fast paced and I felt very invested in the characters. There were twists and turns through out the book. This book is the type of book that stays with you when reading it. I wanted to do nothing but read to find out what happens. My heart went out to Jaymee. As a parent I can't imagine being in her situation. She was young and vulnerable. Instead of finding help and comfort, she was munipulated and abused over and over again. I loved how the book ended. All of my questions and wondering how things worked out were answered. Nothing was left unanswered. I highly recommend this novel.
Lindsay1311 More than 1 year ago
You won't guess the end to this book. This Southern mystery has a lot of Southern elements making for interesting fiction. The lead character, Jaymee will pull at your heart strings as you root for her. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book. Really worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a decent premise - a recent murder seems to be connected to one in the past, seemingly due to the similarity in looks of the two victims. Also, the descriptions of that area in Mississippi are accurate enough (having lived near there, I can vouch for that), and decently written. However, the characters are either one-dimensional stereotypes, or, as in the case of the protagonist, so unevenly written that it's hard to garner any sympathy whatsoever for her. She starts out as a hardworking, somewhat likeable if not particularly smart young woman, but suddenly near the middle of the book starts switching between hysterics and an almost-educated pattern of speech that doesn't jibe with how she was previously speaking. She becomes annoying as well, as does her "co-investigator" - one of the dead women's husbands, the dead woman who was the protagonist's best friend - as the book ventures into trite romance novel territory. Much is made of the protagonist having been taken advantage of a few years previously (6, I think) - way too much, and it's distracting. The book becomes more about her and the ex-husband than anything else, and I lost interest in it at the halfway point. The other characters are all southern stereotypes, and because of that they are not likeable. The protagonist, even after realizing that one or more of them murdered her friend and some others, wastes no time provoking them all in public, which is neither something someone who was raised in Mississippi would do (unless they are incredibly stupid or on drugs), nor does it logically follow that this would be something this "suddenly savvy" (as she is then written) character would do. By then, I didn't like her or her new bf, didn't like the sappy, bodice-ripping tone of the book, nor did I care who killed any of them. Book will be deleted off my Nook once I post this review. I'm glad I didn't pay for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story with excellent writing Enjoyed this book very mucj
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
I was really interested in reading this book.  The concept was really intriguing, and provided an opportunity for a great story. The idea of a baby selling ring and a predator who takes advantage of young girls to impregnate them for the purpose of selling their babies, was great, but in the end, I was very disappointed with this book.  The characters were all unlikeable, and many of their actions just did not ring true. The book also needed a good editor, as it was about 100 pages too long, repeating thoughts and dialogue that was unnecessary for the story. Also, the idea that a "good mother" stays with a physically and emotionally abusive husband to hold a family together, is just wrong!!  
MRR62 More than 1 year ago
The tin god is flawed... and this book is a great read! I very much enjoyed this book, as a prime way that those things we place high on pedestals cannot stand up to the glory. Well-written and suspenseful, the story follows Jayme through significant struggles from the hatred of her father to the collapse of one who should have been (I won't spoil that further). She is betrayed often, and by different people, but somehow taps an inner strength to persevere through intense situations. I found the story believable and enjoyable... very difficult to put down!
peteyLB More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, it is very well written and keeps you guessing what's going to happen next. Very good plot. Totally recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. I never guessed who the killer was until the end.
HandsHeal2 More than 1 year ago
Giving this one onlym2 stars because it needs a good editor. So many inconsistencies could have been helped with a careful reading. Ex.: the characters are sitting down, but all of a sudden the main character's knees get weak and she's afraid she's going to fall down. About the fifth time inconsistencies both large and small happened, I gave up on the story. This is just sloppy writing and editing. Also, who in this day and age is still embarrassed by an out-of-wedlock pregnancy?.
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
The characters in Green’s novel are fleshed-out, tormented and genuine. From the sinister to the sweet, Green fleshed them out bringing this town and its secrets to light. Jaymee is angry, frustrated and so courageous. She is also stubborn, independent and proud. I loved watching this emotional, head-strong woman makes steps to trust, and confront her past. Nick is a well-known investigative newspaper reporter but since his wife’s death he has just been stuck in a rut as he obsesses over everything he did and didn’t do in his marriage. The fact that her killer still roams free torments him. I liked the interaction between Nick and Jaymee, without trying to they help each other confront the past and deal with their own emotional baggage as they hunt down answers. A romance develops slowly and felt genuine as it held the promise of healing, hope and love. The suspects in the case, all affluent members of this society’s small-town gave us a glimpse into its dark secrets. There are giant pink elephants wandering the streets but townsfolk ignore them. We often see this dynamic in small town politics and Green captured it beautifully. Stacy Green weaved a fantastic suspense thriller that felt plausible and made me shiver. Her descriptions from the homes to the oppressive heat in the small town of Roselea were captivating and so fleshed out that I could taste the humidity and smell the river. From the beginning she gave us a strong sense of the town’s mentality and deeply religious convictions. The more we learn about Jaymee and her baby the darker the tale becomes. Green wove all of the murders together with a common thread and I found it riveting as Nick and Jaymee unraveled clues and got closer to the truth. The tale gradually picked up intensity as the pieces clicked together. The facts and events had an air of believability about them and could have been ripped from today’s headlines. Green added some twists that even I didn’t see coming, and anymore that is hard to do. The tale wrapped up nicely and I was delighted to hear there is a second book that deals with one of the secondary characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspence mystery and romance. What more could you ask for!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous writing. Couldn't put it down.
JoAnn714 More than 1 year ago
I have never gotten a bad book from B&N and am so thankful for all the books available to me with little or not cost. I love reading. Plan to continue with the series of any of the books I have received... this one included. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the different storyline. Lots of research done here. Thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written thriller/mystery I look forward to reading more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story is very entertaining
Sasksi More than 1 year ago
This was enjoyable all the way to the end. I was totally blown away by "who did it".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was well written,easy flow and the editing was great. I love a good mystery and this did not disappoint. I was even surprised by who was behind it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Recommend picking this one up and looking foward to reading the next books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fits together like a glove when all the clues are known but that may be to late. Very entertaining book, don't miss it!