County Line

County Line

by Bill Cameron


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ISBN-13: 9781935562528
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bill Cameron lives with his wife and a menagerie of critters in Portland, Oregon. His stories have appeared in Spinetingler, Portland Noir, and the forthcoming First Thrills. He is a member of Friends of Mystery, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America.

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County Line 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 855 reviews.
CrystalPosey More than 1 year ago
Bill Cameron is a writer who knows when to slow down, speed up, and carry you along at just the right pace that you can't help but yearn to finish his books, and County Line is no different. With an intriguing opening, killer chapter endings, no mercy for his characters, twists that will spin you like a wheel, and shocks that come like punches this is a book that delivers. The characters are nailed to the wall. Cameron portrays, to a painfully real degree, a young girl trapped in the weaknesses and mistake of those meant to protect and love her. You will feel as though you have walked through hell holding Ruby Jane's hand. You'll want to kill for her, hold her, cheer her on and in return she will entertain and amuse you with plenty of wit. Ruby Jane is impossible not to love. The heroes of the story, Pete and Skin, make for quite the grumpy team providing great tension, awkwardness, and light laghter throughout the entire story. You will love, hate , hurt. What more can you ask for a in a story? Having read most of Bill Cameron's books, I can say that he meets all my expectation as a reader. His books have become an automatic buy for me. The icing on the cake is that with every book his edge gets just a little sharper. You will want more.
DSaff More than 1 year ago
Ruby is missing. Skin finds no explanation for that, but does find a dead body in her apartment. As he sets out to find her, Skin gets help from Pete, who also has a history with Ruby. They have no idea what they will find as they begin to travel around the country, finding pieces of Ruby's life. Little do they know that someone wants to stop them from completing their quest, bringing danger and more intrigue into an already tense situation. Why did Ruby leave? What is she hiding and who will protect her? Will Skin and Pete be able to work together to find answers and stop the stalker? This book has many moments of tension and suspense. The characters are well rounded and the story well written. Ruby's story and character will especially pull you in and keep you riveted. If you like crime fiction, you will enjoy this book. Come on and solve the mystery with Skin!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Twist and turns, and sometimes kinda drawn out. Still a good read, if you can hang in there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. I drew me in enough that I want to know what happened before and what happens next. Guess I'll have to wait for the next book.
shana hansen More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this freedownload. Nice shifts between past and present. A little hard to get into, but stick with it. I am interested in reading the other novels featuring these characters.
pbgibson More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was okay. It jumped around a lot which I didn't really care for and got a little confusing. I did like the end and it was a decent read for a freebie, but don't think I'd spend money on it.
Doc--K More than 1 year ago
The storyline was a good one. It keeps you wanting to read more. It got a little confusing in the middle when it went back in time, however, it quickly got back on track once you realized why. First read of Cameron. He did well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to follow! Just did not like it, made myself finish it. Wish i hadn't!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line was interesting but it took me forever to break 100 pages. Even when it seemed to hit a climax it dragged on after that. Lots of flipping back and forth between time periods. I wanted to finish but couldn't bear to keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book ends a bit sad, but interesting story and characters. A bit unpredictable too as far as story line. I really did enjoy this book!
ShellTX More than 1 year ago
Got this as a Free Friday selection, but should have paid for it. This is my first book read by this author, and I will check out his others soon. Often, when writers switch from past to present and vice versa, the reader gets lost. Not so with this book. Loved the characters. Any woman who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks can relate to Ruby Jane. Anyone who ever made mistakes can relate to many of the characters. Anyone who ever loved someone else but didn't know exactly how the other person felt about him/her can relate to Skin. Great characters that you would like to know personally. Great suspense with main characters with integrity and intelligence. Easy to read style, but not simple by any means. This book is one that gets better the more you read.
JLLo More than 1 year ago
This story was written, the pages tossed in the air then placed out of order before printing. Not very well put together.
Bobaloo2u2 More than 1 year ago
Definately a good read! I enjoyed the author's way with words. He could make me laugh with a twist of words or make me tense with apprehension. I enjoyed the ride!
Bien More than 1 year ago
Got the book on Friday and finished it early Saturday morning. Great read, characters and suspense. Now I need to see what else he's written.
abcarroll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Skin returns home to find Ruby Jane missing he sets off on search that seems to be dangerous to everyone, including himself.
emsundotorg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Recently I have had the pleasure of reading some very good books. Some have been okay, but others have been mind-blowing. County Line by Bill Cameron was right smack in the middle of okay and mind-blowing at a steady awesome. From the beginning I was wondering how it was all going to wrap up and then right between section one and two there was a wallop when the entire style of the book changed pace as we switched voices. That¿s when it started to get exciting.Part One: Skin. This was my first introduction so Skin Kadash and I can say that it was a pleasant one. Skin is a retired cop with a little bit of an authority problem. He has just wrapped up a winter retreat at a nice bed and breakfast to get his head set straight and he¿s been starting to worry about his friend Ruby Jane. It¿s possible she just disappeared because she was tired of Skin, but what if that wasn¿t it? Skin begins to investigate and discovers a dead man in Ruby Jane¿s bathtub. Okay ¿ that¿s a little tricky to blow off, now isn¿t it? Skin starts tracking Ruby Jane down through her various relatives and friends and connections (and not via Facebook might I add) when he starts to realize he¿s stumbled on something big. Ruby Jane¿s not quite as innocent as she seems, but Skin has to figure out where she is and just how deep into it she is.Part Two: Roo. Ruby Jane¿s section passes quickly as your mind starts to piece together all the information that is being thrown at you haphazardly. I¿m the type of person that loves to read with a pencil and a piece of paper right next to me (Sorry Prof. Slinkard ¿ I still can¿t write in my books). I jot down clues, I jot down dates, I jot down names. I needed that skill in this section as Ruby Jane¿s story flips and flops back and forth through time. It¿s normally pretty easy to follow along, but occasionally I had to stop and backtrack or think. This was the highlight of this book.Part Three: Biddy. I won¿t give away the conclusion, since I¿m not into spoilers, but I will say that while this book could be called formulaic (as most books are ¿ even really great books), I still found the conclusion satisfying and somewhat surprising.I did have to send a tweet to Mr. Cameron at one point, asking him for clarification on one of the passages in the book, and wouldn¿t you know it ¿ he replied back! Props to Mr. Cameron. Overall, I found this book to be engaging and fast paced (after you got past Skin¿s section) and I really love the characters. Since this is part of a series, I¿m going to have to make time to go back and read some of the other bits and pieces of Skin¿s story.Thank you Mr. Cameron.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received County Line by Bill Cameron free from Tyrus Books through the FSB Media review program. I was not required to write a positive review and did not receive any other compensation. The opinions I have expressed are my own and no one else¿s. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission¿s 16 CFR, Part 255 : ¿Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.¿
gma2lana on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this book as a freebie from Barnes and Noble. IT was ok as a free book, mainly it intrigued me because of the location that the story takes place, (familiar territory). BUT with that being said, I was anxious to finish the book, and I wasn't overly impressed with the typical fairy tale ending.
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nataschajaffa More than 1 year ago
Despite the time jumps, Cameron kept me turning pages. His characters are real, have real pasts and the mystery behind Ruby Jane’s past is compelling. Throughout all three parts, we’re kept in the dark about true identities, especially the homeless man Skin finds in Ruby Jane’s bathtub. People keep dying around the main character, he’s almost killed by an unknown perp, all the while Ruby Jane is on a mysterious mission concerning her past and won’t reveal anything to her closest friend. Absolutely riveting.
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The story itself wasn't bad, but the manner it was presented made it a struggle.