An Uncertain Refuge [NOOK Book]


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A child orphaned by violence.

A woman sworn to protect and raise him.

A killer come to claim him.

A few deadly minutes in An Uncertain Refuge.

Kate Dalton lives ...
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An Uncertain Refuge

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(If you enjoyed this book, please check out the sequel, Sea of Regret.)

A child orphaned by violence.

A woman sworn to protect and raise him.

A killer come to claim him.

A few deadly minutes in An Uncertain Refuge.

Kate Dalton lives by the rules of honesty and fair play until she steps between a battered woman and the man intent on killing her. Amanda Blake barely survives; her ex-husband dies by Kate’s hand. The repercussions force Kate from her job at a domestic violence shelter. Fleeing unwanted publicity and yearning to break with her past, she heads to the Oregon coast, burdened by a coerced promise to Amanda—to care for the nine-year-old son of the man she killed and shield him from the truth.

For several weeks Kate holds a tattered web of lies together. Then Way-Ray’s vengeful uncle murders Amanda, an ambush journalist tells the story, and the boy bolts in horror. Aided by a dangerous man she only half-trusts, Kate searches for the boy she’s come to love. But a sadistic killer intent on claiming his kin is watching every move.

A portion of the profit from this book helps support the work of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast in Astoria, Oregon.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012498465
  • Publisher: Carolyn J. Rose, Author
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Series: Kate Dalton Suspense Novels , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 351
  • Sales rank: 659,095
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Carolyn J. Rose is the author of several novels, including the Subbing isn't for Sissies series (No Substitute for Murder, No Substitute for Money, and No Substitute for Maturity) the Catskill Mountains Mysteries (Hemlock Lake and Through a Yellow Wood), Sea of Regret, and A Place of Forgetting. She also co-authored The Hard Karma Shuffle, The Crushed Velvet Miasma, Death at Devil's Harbor, and Deception at Devil's Harbor.

She grew up in New York's Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. She founded the Vancouver Writers' Mixers and is an active supporter of her local bookstore, Cover to Cover. Her interests are reading, gardening, and NOT cooking.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Very good read

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the cast of characters and how each was woven into the story. The only thing that got on my nerves was the name chosen for the little boy, Way-Ray. I understand it is supposed to be a nickname, but it just annoyed me having to read it over and over again. Just my own experience. However, it was a well written story that does a great job demonstrating the horrors of domestic violence.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Another fantastic book from this author!!

    While working at a woman's shelter in Arkansas, Kate Dalton is faced with the situation of saving the life of a woman from the shelter. She helps her but during the fight the ex-husband dies. When the owners of the shelter want to make a movie, Kate decides she can't do that so she leaves her job. Having nowhere to go, she decides to go to Oklahoma to visit Amanda - the lady whose life she had saved at the shelter. There she finds that Amanda is just barely hanging on - both physically and mentally - while hiding out from her ex-husband's family. She is also trying to take care of her rambuctious 9 year old son. Amanda convinces Kate to take her son, Way-Ray, for 2 weeks so she can re-coup. During that time, Kate becomes very attached to Way-Ray. But then Amanda disappears and Kate becomes Way-Ray's guardian. After sightseeing across the country and because of circumstances beyond their control, they have to stay for a while in a small town in Oregon. There she finds friends who become the family she doesn't have. These friends help Kate hide Way-Ray from his father's family as they are trying to locate and kidnap him - and they don't care who they hurt, or even kill, in the process.

    Because the story line flowed so well and the characters were so true to life, I couldn't put the book down once I started reading it. Definitely a book I will recommend to everyone!

    FTC disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author hoping I would review it.

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