Touched by Death

Touched by Death

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by Dale Mayer
     
 

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Death had touched anthropologist Jade Hansen in Haiti once before, costing her an unborn child and perhaps her very sanity. A year later, determined to face her own issues, she returns to Haiti with a mortuary team to recover the bodies of an American family from a mass grave.

Visiting his brother after the quake, independent contractor Dane Carter puts his life on

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Death had touched anthropologist Jade Hansen in Haiti once before, costing her an unborn child and perhaps her very sanity. A year later, determined to face her own issues, she returns to Haiti with a mortuary team to recover the bodies of an American family from a mass grave.

Visiting his brother after the quake, independent contractor Dane Carter puts his life on hold to help the sleepy town of Jacmel rebuild. But he finds it hard to like his brother's pregnant wife or her family. He wants to go home, until he meets Jade - and realizes what's missing in his own life.

When the mortuary team begins work, it's as if malevolence has been released from the earth. Instead of laying her ghosts to rest, Jade finds herself confronting death and terror again. And the man who unexpectedly awakens her heart - is right in the middle of it all.

Editorial Reviews

Coffee Time Romance & More - Cherokee R.
Touched by Death is a story that keeps the reader tightly glued to the pages. Jade displays an epic sweep of emotions as she overlooks the damage the earthquake has left among the injured people. Death, sadness, and much grief attach themselves to Jade, as well as Dane. It was practically real; the way Ms. Mayer paints the scene, even with the children over the dead bloated bodies, as if the reader were there at the scene. It was quite gripping. She gives her characters depth, sincerity, compass
Fresh Fiction - Amber Keller
A mystery peppered with a timid romance, and a steamy sex scene, Dale Mayer spins a complex tale that you won't be able to put down. With a number of separate plots going on simultaneously, TOUCHED BY DEATH has no trouble keeping the reader's attention. Mayer is able to successfully intertwine the plots to bring the book to a satisfying, albeit surprising, conclusion. As usual, her dialogue is brilliant, and Jade and her love interest, Dane, make a great couple. Add in the possibility of a seria
A Reading the Paranormal Review - Kelley Rubidoux
The mystery itself ended up being a little more complex than I originally thought. There are layers here, guys. Layers! And you have to uncover those layers. Okay, now, I want to say more but I feel like I'll give something vital away and I really don't want to do that.

I enjoyed this book. It was just the right amount of gruesome mixed in with a main character who has to find herself again. And there might have been some sweet, sweet lovin' thrown in for good measure. *thumbs up*
Reviews - L. Mathews
Touched By Death by renowned paranormal writer Dale Mayer offers up a very different book than what we are used too from her. It is a wonderfully macabre mystery with a side of romance.

Dale Mayer has written TBD in such a way that it can stand on it's own or be expanded to include stories on readers' favorite supporting characters!

Kudos to Ms. Mayer's for writing a story that alternately left me on the edge of my seat and sighing at Jade's emotional growth and strength.
Reviews - K. Moaton
This book had so many twists and turns and I can honestly say that the ending truly surprised me! I was not expecting it to end the way it did so kudos to Ms. Mayer for keeping the suspense up until the ending. There are mentions of voodoo in the story but because this is Haiti, how can there not be? However, these do not take over the story and the evil in this story is purely human. This was a great mystery entwined with a good love story and just enjoyable all the way around.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781927461068
Publisher:
Valley Publishing
Publication date:
07/16/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,482,546
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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