Triple Exposure

Triple Exposure

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by Colleen Thompson
     
 

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Two mothers bent on avenging their sons' lives, and a deranged killer guided by the mysterious Marfa lights: which one is after photographer Rachel Copeland as she returns to her home town to try to put her life back together and coax a handsome loner out of his shell?  See more details below

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Two mothers bent on avenging their sons' lives, and a deranged killer guided by the mysterious Marfa lights: which one is after photographer Rachel Copeland as she returns to her home town to try to put her life back together and coax a handsome loner out of his shell?

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Thompson (The Salt Maiden) packs this well-paced thriller full of twists and the local color of a small Texas town. Photographer Rachel Copeland has been formally acquitted of the murder of Kyle Underwood, a young man who stalked her, but she remains disgraced in her adopted Philadelphia community, where many still believe she seduced and killed him. Rumors and harassment follow Rachel as she flees to her hometown of Marfa, Texas, where she butts heads with her stepmother, Patsy, and other locals. One of the few people willing to support Rachel is Zeke Pike, a woodcarver with a secret of his own, and they soon wrestle with romantic feelings for each other as mysterious stalkers threaten and try to separate them. Thompson's supporting characters and their tensions are believable, especially Patsy with her multilayered jealousy and unhappiness. The red herrings are exquisitely placed, and the climax will surprise even the most jaded of suspense readers. (Aug.)

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ISBN-13:
9780843961430
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/29/2008
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

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Triple Exposure 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
DEVILICIOUS More than 1 year ago
A nineteen-year-old student's obsessive attraction changes photographer, Rachel Copeland's, life forever. This is a thrilling, intricate, heart-stopping tale of suspense that reaches deep into the soul. Keeps you turning the pages non stop!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Colleen Thompson writes a thrilling, intricate tale of suspense that reaches deep into the darkness and secrets of the human heart. Carefully chosen citations at the beginning of each chapter create a mysterious atmosphere with images of the Marfa lights and indeed light itself. Eerie passages on owls, evil and justice give Colleen Thompson's narrative a haunting context from which to view the desert and inner landscapes. From the very first pages, the reader catches glimpses of the villain's heart before an identity is ever known, creating a chilling effect as the reader understands the current impetus driving the villain but not necessarily the motive or subtle connections. TRIPLE EXPOSURE interweaves multi-layered threads of suspense as the past and present merge, not just from one character but many. TRIPLE EXPOSURE will keep readers guessing until the final heart-stopping resolution. Colleen Thompson creates an intriguing infrastructure that leaves the reader feeling that only the drawing together of this unique hero and this unique heroine could ever unveil the secrets.// TRIPLE EXPOSURE creates an exquisite match between hero and heroine, two people bruised deeply by past experiences who respond to each from the very depths. Despite the fears triggered by her stalker, Rachel is a strong and talented heroine. Photographer and sail plane pilot, Rachel may have been a victim once but she is certainly not a passive woman. She has an eye for beauty and a heart for her family. Colleen Thompson paints a beautiful portrait of father and daughter as well as the underlying resentments triggered by change within Rachel's family. Colleen Thompson's descriptions (as seen thorough Rachel's eyes) of photography and flying are sheer beauty. She captures the very essence of the spirit found in the natural and artistic world. Zeke, the stunningly handsome stranger, the man without a family, has a heart that intrigues just as much as his body and art. Protector of horses and abused animals, Zeke nurtures them, but can he bring his own heart back from despair? Zeke is a man who treasures solitude but as Rachel enters his life, Zeke's true self emerges, both the person that he was and the different man he is today. Colleen Thompson's descriptions of solitude and intimacy create a magnificent portrait of romance as a healing force.// TRIPLE EXPOSURE is not only a powerful romance but also a rich story about family dynamics and about the grief and forgiveness. In TRIPLE EXPOSURE, Colleen Thompson writes a tension-filled tale of a multi-layered danger with an eerie connection between landscape and the human mind. Suspense and romance combine, igniting the hero and heroine with a healing love that transforms, rippling outwards to others and through time, bringing past secrets to new light. TRIPLE EXPOSURE is a must read for Colleen Thompson and Romantic Suspense fans!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Photographer Rachel Copeland has spent the past year learning about obsessions. She had only begun to make a name for herself in Philadelphia, still supporting her small studio by teaching at the university, when a nineteen-year-old student¿s obsessive attraction changed her life forever. An obsession that Kyle Underwood reinforced with lies and doctored porn shots of her on the Internet. An obsession that culminated the night she awakened to find him standing naked over her bed, reaching for her. -------The night she shot and killed a young man to save herself. -------Then came the press¿s obsession with the gory details of the trial that ruined her life, although she was proven innocent of anything but self-defense. Not to mention the obsession of the boy¿s mother for revenge. -------Now she has returned to her remote hometown of Marfa, Texas, hoping to find peace and put her life back together. To her father who loves her more than anything, and who stretched his financial reserves to bail her out this past year, and to the disapproval of her step-mother, whose relationship with Rachel has never been an easy one. -------Zeke Pike has an obsession, too. An obsession to protect the secret of his past, a past he buried twenty years before, a past that could destroy his life, take his freedom, and cause him to forsake the promise he made to his mother. His self-imposed hermitage for the past fourteen years, hand-crafting furniture from desert wood, closed-mouthed and closed-hearted, is a testament to the strength of his resolve to allow nothing or no one to threaten that secret. -------Until Rachel¿s spunky attitude and sense of humor draws him from his shell. -------Only for both of them to find that true obsessions follow until dealt with, through the miles, through the years. -------What follows is a skillful tale of suspense one whose characters are so ¿ human ¿ the reader roots for them from the very first page. The relationship that develops between Rachel and Zeke is loving and sweet and sexy, a perfect counter-balance to the darkness that tracks them. The secondary character of Rachel¿s stepmother Patsy, and their uneasy connection are brilliantly written. The mystery is intense and intricately woven, laid down as surely as a treasure map, which leads to its exciting conclusion. -------This story will keep one turning the pages, to find if these two artistic and caring souls can survive TRIPLE EXPOSURE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Philadelphia, the nineteen years old started to stalk photographer-teacher Rachel Copeland until she finally shot him in self defense. Although exonerated as not guilty by the law, the scandal of a teacher with a student destroyed her reputation as she is hung as a femme fatale by the public especially condemning her are the altered pictures on the Internet that showed them together in lewd poses. Finally the female that calls at any hour threatening to harm her puts Rachel over the top. Having had enough of the lies and threats, Rachel heads two thousand miles to the southwest to go home to remote Marfa, Texas where mysterious lights in the sky are part of the local scene. --- Rachel helps her dad with his sailplane business while still taking pictures as she always has. However, when she takes a photo of reclusive furniture maker Zeke Pike, the subsequent publicity disturbs him as he has a history with unfair public condemnation too. As Zeke and Rachel go from fulfilled lust to unfulfilled love, she feels déjà vu as the stalking with suspicious accidents and calls begins again. --- TRIPLE EXPOSURE is a terrific twisting Texas romantic suspense in which each time the reader settles into a comfort zone Colleen Thompson pulls the rug with a clever plausible spin. Fans will empathize with the lead couple as each has faced and continues to confront public condemnation even though they insist they are the victims. Ms. Thompson provides a strong thriller starring two people struggling rightfully so with trust issues while their respective worlds collapse on them and their loved ones for the second time. --- Harriet Klausner
lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure what to say about this book, because I am so indifferent about it. Nothing really stood out about this book to make it interesting so I just kind of kept up with the book in order to finish it.  Rachel is an artist in Philly and the past year has been especially tough for her. It only just start from being stalked one of her art students. It escalades into Rachel shooting Kyle in self defense, ending in his death. As if that wasn't bad enough, now they're accusing her of murder. Luckily she's acquitted and returns back to her hometown in Texas to pick up what was left of her life.  How can she move on with her life when she move on and restart her life, when she's still getting threatening phone calls from family members of the stalker she shot. She meets a handsome man Zeke Pike who she seems to have an instant connection with but will he be willing to be a part of her hectic life.  When I read over the synopsis I think this book sounds so interesting and fun. A young woman being followed by a stalker she eventually ends up killing and being charged with his murder. Even though she's acquitted of his murder, she still has the problem of being sued in civil court for the wrongful death. Instead I found it to be overwhelming with conflict. It seems everyone is out to get Rachel and Zeke.  Once I opened the book, I realized every bad guy that can possibly be written about is being sent after Rachel and/or Zeke. She can't get a hold of her hectic life. I wish Rachel would have been more independent and strong. Hiding from all her problems and just kind of running away from it all, hoping it will all go away, seemed like she should have grown some balls and stood up for herself. At least in a more proactive kind of way. She hides from everyone including her psychologist, despite the fact that there are people out there who want to help her.  But for the zero cost, I can't be too surprised with this book. I give this book a rating of 2/5. 
LisaRayns More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because it was nominated for the RITA Award for Best Romantic Suspense and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the book so much I bought Colleen's six prior books and I've loved every one. A girl with a tarnished past goes home and meets a man with an even shadier one. The author has taken engaging characters, an interesting town, and an undeniable hot attractions, and swirled them all up with so much suspense, I couldn't put it down. Loved it!
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