R.L. resides in the Atlanta area with her husband, son and two dogs. She was born and raised in the South. She attended Georgia Southern University and moved to Washington, D.C. to intern in the United States Senate during the impeachment trial. Falling in love with the city, she went to law school at American University, Washington College of Law. By a Thread is R.L.�s second book, but is the first in a series of books. www.rlgriffinauthor.com, @RLGriffinauthor.
By A Threadby R.L. Griffin
With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on
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Stella's future was set, and it was a bright one. She was engaged to a man she adored, and was headed to law school in the fall. Tragically, her perfectly planned future ends just as it was beginning.
With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on the floor, sometimes clothed.
Luckily, her new roommate, essentially a stranger, is dead set on getting Stella past her grief and back to functioning within society. Putting one foot in front of the other, she climbs up from the bottom of a bottle. Even with all her progress, Stella walks through life unfeeling, numb. Defiant, she sends out warning signals for the world to keep away. But, is that what she really wants?
With the steadfast help of a few tight knit friends, she gradually begins to feel again. She starts to savor the flavor of food again; lets herself notice how the handsome bartender glances at her. Still, after allowing herself a fling, she wonders if she will ever be able to let go of her shattered past, fully enjoy the present, or get over what she thought would be her perfect future with the man who destroyed her heart.
**Due to adult themes and language this book is intended for mature audiences.
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**Tissue alert** By a Thread by R.L. Griffin is an amazing, terrifically difficult book. Stella is completely broken, like walking through a cloud, broken. She will never be whole. This story goes to the very bottom of tragedy and stays there. Then, two pages of way cool, and bam! Done again. This story line is super deep, very well planned. Stella stays true to her character, and oh what an ending. I knew going in that there is more to this story, so I am already prepared to begin book 2.
If you aren't reading RL Griffin's books, you are seriously missing out. This story sucks you in from the get go! I absolutely love the intriguing and complex plot that incorporates romance, drama, emotional turmoil, great friendships, suspense, shocking twists. The characters totally came to life for me and I loved being part of their development, struggles, funny banter, and heartfelt support of each other. The ending is a hug cliff hanger, but it leads right to the next book, Tension- which gets even better!