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Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

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by Rene Gutteridge

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Don’t tell me it’s terrifying. Terrify me.
Filled with grief, Jules Belleno rarely leaves the house since her husband’s death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world.

But one day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules bumps


Don’t tell me it’s terrifying. Terrify me.
Filled with grief, Jules Belleno rarely leaves the house since her husband’s death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world.

But one day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules bumps into a fellow customer . . . and recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. Jules gushes and thoroughly embarrasses herself before Regan graciously talks with her.

And that’s the last thing she remembers—until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. She’s been kidnapped. And what she discovers will change everything she believed about her husband’s death . . . her career . . . and her faith.

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ISBN: 978-1-4143-4933-6


AT THE AGE OF THIRTY-FOUR, Jules Belleno couldn't believe how much routine comforted her.

She remembered watching her grandparents in their old age, wondering how anyone could be so set in their ways, so satisfied with uneventfulness. They rose at the same time every morning—an ungodly hour like 4 a.m. They ate the same thing for breakfast: half a grapefruit (always split and sprinkled with Sweet'N Low), a cup of decaffeinated coffee—hers with cream, his black. They'd walk the dog as soon as the sun rose. Lunch at eleven, errands or chores in the afternoon. TV dinners were served at 4 p.m., and their last and favorite thing was to watch Wheel of Fortune before they found themselves in bed by seven.

It had seemed like such a ridiculous life to her. She couldn't fathom why they wouldn't go to a movie in the evening or to the jazz festival or do anything outside their little world. They had so much freedom and never used it.

Of course, she was in her late teens at the time and also couldn't fathom that life was going to be anything but remarkable and spectacular. How naive she was.

Her grandparents had died within six weeks of each other, and Jules remembered thinking that was so sad. Now she understood what a gift it was. A gift that was rarely given.

She rose every day, without the help of a clock, at precisely 5:57 a.m. She never could figure out why her body chose that time, but it was where she'd landed.

By seven she'd already exercised and showered, and by seven thirty, she was cooking herself egg whites or having a bowl of cereal. Breakfast provided the most variety in her day.

A few minutes past eight, she was at her computer, logged on to her blog and her Facebook page.

Hoping the rain moves out today! A lame status update for today, but it was all she could muster.

Within minutes, she'd gotten eight thumbs-ups and a few remarks about the weather.

She'd dreaded this day, but dread never kept any day from coming. It was also the first Tuesday of the month, the day she reviewed a book on her blog. Readers expected it. She'd missed it once due to the flu and been surprised at how many inquiries she received about why her review wasn't posted.

On the far corner of her desk, the book sat, looking like it was in a time-out. Jules stared at its glossy cover, its embossed-gold, royal-like lettering. She'd watched over the years how his name had grown and his titles had shrunk. It meant he was platinum to the publisher.

But this one, like the last two, was a disappointment. The quality of his work had been declining. His most current was late. Without fail, he released a book every nine months, but she'd had to wait longer for this one. With other authors, she figured it came with the territory. They got so popular and the demand so great that they began churning out books faster than they should.

But he mattered. He'd always mattered to her, since she discovered his books when she was only twenty-one. It wasn't just that he was from her hometown. That was great and gave her a lot to blog about, but there seemed to be a special quality about his writing. Even though it was suspense and the plots could border on outrageous, there was a depth to how he wrote, as though the words came out his fingertips straight from his soul. There were treasures buried inside the paragraphs, from page to page. Sometimes you had to hunt for them, but they were there—little nuggets of truth about your life, cleverly intertwined with murder, mayhem, and madness.

Jules sighed and pulled the book closer. Her fingers typed out the title: "THE LION'S MOUTH by PATRICK REAGAN. Reviewed by Jules Belleno." That was the easy part. Now came the—

Knock at her door.

She moaned quietly, cut her eyes to the door. Was it already that time?

The knock again, this time a little heavier. If she didn't get there fast, he'd start calling her name.

"Coming!" She forced the singsong in her tone. Opening the door, she widened her smile. "Hi, Daddy."

"I thought you might not be home. I knocked twice."

"You have to give me a chance to get up and walk over here."

He smiled. "Just anxious to see you. I was in the neighborhood. You busy?"

Always a loaded question. There never was a right answer, so today she just went with no.

"Why not? Why aren't you writing?" He stepped in and she closed the door.

"I am writing. I was about to work on my blog."

"Real writing, Juliet. Blogging is for people who can't write professionally. You know how capable you are. You've got real talent."

They went to the kitchen, where she took another mug from the cabinet. She didn't even ask, just poured him coffee. "Dad, I've told you this. There are some really talented bloggers. Very gifted. Have thousands of followers, reaching more people than if they published a book."

"Well, you should get paid to write. That's how they did it in my day." He'd gotten a few articles published in a military newsletter, so he was an expert. "People would write and get paid for their thoughts and their words. Now people offer all that stuff up for free. I told you about my dream, didn't I?"

Her dad's memory was getting kind of bad. He'd told her four times. She watched his shaky hands try to get the coffee mug to his lips before he pressed on with the dream.

"The one where I saw your book at a bookstore, for sale? It was at the front where they put all the famous people?"

"Yes, you told me."

"Well, you're not going to be a famous writer if you don't write something."

"I'm not interested in being famous, Dad. I love to write, but it's more for the ability to explore things, think things through, wonder about things."

"Writers can make good money. I know a couple of generals who've written some bestsellers in their retirement."

Her dad was a Marine. It had been expected of Jules to find the hoorah in every part of her life. And she had. She'd found Jason.

Jules sighed.

They'd done this so much that her dad had gotten good at retorting himself. "I know I get pushy about this stuff. I just know how talented you are, Juliet. You could make it as a writer if you'd try. You've got to stop moping around this house, you know? Get out, enjoy life again."

She couldn't hate him for it, but she resented it all the same. With his flattop haircut, now gray at the temples, and his angular face that held the bluest sparkling eyes, he would never be able to totally get on her bad side, but he'd given it a good run for many years. He was pushy, opinionated, and completely lacking in self-awareness, but he'd been in three wars, so he always had at least some grace with her.

"I'll get something out there. I've been working on a few things."

"You have? See!" Then he frowned. "Are you just telling me what I want to hear?"

She only smiled.

"I was thinking of taking a little road trip next month, down the coast. What do you think?"


"What could be so bad about a road trip? What else do you have to do?"

She shrugged. "I have things to do."

He chugged his hot coffee the way only a Marine could, then slammed the mug down on the counter with a small smile. "A bit tame. I like mine real black."

"That's why you have your house and I have mine."

"Your way of turning down my offer, again, for you to come live with me?"

"I like it here," she said. "Trust me, I'd get on your nerves very fast. I get on my own nerves."

"Not possible. I want you to give it another thought. Think it through completely, not just your first instinct. Like I told my men, instinct can carry you an awful long way, but full analysis can save your life."

She smiled warmly at him, the kind of smile that lets a dad know his little girl is going to be okay. She'd become good at faking that smile. He looked like he was about to burst at the seams, so she threw him a bone.

"I sort of got a story idea last night while I was—"

"Go with that! Yes! Someplace to start already and it's not even lunchtime. There's a reason Marines rise before sunup. We put more into life before breakfast than most people put into their whole day. You got my blood in you, baby."

"I am fully pepped."

"When you were born," he said, wrapping his arm around her waist as they walked to the door, "I was disappointed. I already told you this story."

"You wanted a boy."

"I wanted a boy. I'm so glad it was you instead."

She patted him on the shoulder. "Dad, don't worry so much about me, okay?"

"I wouldn't if you ever left this house."

"This is a good, safe place for me." And it was. She still felt connected to the world, through a twenty-inch screen.

"I may go fishing tomorrow."

Doubtful. It was starting to get too cold, for one thing. He had good intentions, but they rarely saw the light of day. "Have fun."

"Maybe we can have a fish fry, invite some of these neighbors you refuse to get to know."

"I know all the people I need to know." She gave him a little help out the door. "Off you go."

He gave her a white-flag wave and climbed into his truck. A sadness sank into her soul as she watched him go. That was the best part of his day. It was all downhill from here.

Back at the computer, she took a long, slow sip of her coffee and stared at the blinking cursor. Ugh. It was so hard to say what she needed to say about Patrick Reagan, but at the same time, she knew people read her blog for her honest opinion. And her honest opinion was that he just didn't have what he used to.

She typed the words carefully: I can't put my finger on it.

His stories still contain the fast-paced plot, the heroic law enforcement character, and the surprise twist.

But it's like he had magic in his fingers once. And now that magic is gone. He can still type, still use his fingers in remarkable ways, but maybe the curtain has been pulled back a little and we're seeing the wizard as he is for the first time.

What causes writers to lose their magic? Maybe they don't even know. Maybe every writer has only so many genuinely birthed stories, and after that, they're just cranking the levers and using the smoke and mirrors to try to sell us on the idea that we should suspend our disbelief.

I'm his biggest fan. Patrick Reagan is still one of the finest American writers with which we've been gifted. He always will be. But maybe our expectations exceed what he is capable of.

THE LION'S MOUTH had all the right elements. Great premise: a Secret Service agent must determine if a president under whom he once served is corrupt. But at the end of the read, I didn't really care what happened to the character. Any of the characters. And that's the very first thing a reader must do: care.

Everything from the plot to the dialogue seemed to fall flat. I felt like grabbing the book by its jacket cover, shaking it, and saying, "Don't tell me it's terrifying. Terrify me!" And that's where the most problematic issue lies, I believe. He's telling me how I should feel about what he writes. Yet every great storyteller knows it's the fine art of taking me by the hand and showing me that has the most effect on a reader's soul. It's how writers slip it all into us while we're not looking. While we're reading words, they're making magic happen, and when that magic lands right in our hearts, we're theirs forever.

I am in mourning. But I am confident that one day soon, Patrick Reagan will capture me again.

Excerpted from misery loves company by RENE GUTTERIDGE, Sarah Mason. Copyright © 2013 Rene Gutteridge, Inc.. Excerpted by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc..
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Meet the Author

Rene Gutteridge is the author of nineteen novels including Listen, Possession, the Storm series, the Boo series, the Occupational Hazards series, and the novelization of the movie The Ultimate Gift. Rene and her husband have two children and live in Oklahoma.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 was also wary going in because it sounded like it was going to be along the lines of The Shack, and while I liked that particular book (REVIEW HERE) Christian suspense has never been my favorite genre.....so I went in this book planning on having to force myself to read it..... Ahem, but let me raise the right hand of wrongness and say that I could barely put it down! Christian fiction and suspense can be married into a gripping, yet not to gory book that doesn't feel contrived or forced! It wasn't preachy and it kept me guessing, which were a few of my beefs with previous Christian suspense books I'd read. All of the jumping around was a little hard to follow and the very beginning creeped me out and confused me a bit*, but other then that I thoroughly enjoyed the story and would recommend it to anyone enjoys suspense/mystery stories! *Spoilers............ The beginning was explained further on in the book and cleared up my nagging questions and clarified A LOT the why of what was going on!
pinkgirlLS More than 1 year ago
Misery Loves Company was a well-crafted book! I loved the twists and turns and surprises in the plot. I wasn’t sure for awhile what the book was even going to be about, but it ended up being a story of healing and friendship. This is a fun book for reading at the beach this summer! I highly recommend it! I may try reading some of the author’s other books.
ABookLoverForever More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one afternoon. It was a great Christian suspense/mystery book. The characters and plot are interesting and unique. It is well written and held my attention from the beginning. Jules is a widow whose husband was a cop and died on a call. She lives mostly on the Internet through her blog. One day she goes to the grocery store and sees her favorite author. She wakes up at his remote mountain house. What follows next is not what you expect. There are several twists and turns. It is not scary though. Her favorite author discovered information about her husband's death she never suspected. Also present is her husband's old partner in the force Chris who feels responsible for her. He won't give up with trying to figure out what happened to her once her father who is a drunk convinced him she was missing. The conclusion is satisfying and breath taking. Recommended.
TCramer More than 1 year ago
This is a great mystery/suspense! I’ve had it in my TBR pile for months now, and once I started reading it, I finished it in one setting. I loved the characters, including Jules’s deceased husband, Jason, a police officer killed in the line of duty. Though he is never alive in the story, Gutteridge does an ample job at developing his character through the memories and recollections of others. This story is set in a small coastal town in Maine. It is a contemporary mystery/suspense novel, which is not my favorite genre, yet this is one of my favorite reads this year. I read over a hundred books per year, so counting it as a favorite is not something done lightly. I truly enjoyed the story and am fast becoming a Rene Gutteridge fan.
chrisGA More than 1 year ago
Like Jules, the heroine of the story, I was totally bewildered by what was happening to her and why. Like she wrote in her blog, she wasn’t being told to be terrified, she was terrified. I wondered whether this would end up as some sort of G-rated version of MISERY. The interplay between author and fan was interesting to see develop, and Chris was a great hero figure. The novel is packed with suspense, intrigue and a look at how our motivations and hang-ups can create their own misery for us. As dangerous secrets are revealed, the pace of the novel rushes to a satisfying end. The need for God’s mercy and peace is clearly presented. I recommend it for mystery fans who want a good story.
kristen4mk More than 1 year ago
Rene Gutteridge's newest book, "Misery Loves Company", is a combination of possible murder, mystery, some humor, and most definitely love. Widow Juliet "Jules" Belleno is a writer whose primary contact with the outside world is through her blog. Since her police officer husband Jason's untimely death, she rarely leaves her home.  On a rare trip out to the grocery store, she unexpectedly sees her favorite author (who lives locally) - and her entire life takes a very unexpected turn.  We are not sure if the turn will eventually be a good one, or something that Jules and those who love her will regret deeply. Jason's partner, Chris Downey, was supposed to look after Jules.  In her grief, she pushed him away....but he has thought about her regularly.  Her disappearance sends him on a mission to find out not only her whereabouts but ultimately leads him to the truth about Jason's death, and it will be life changing. I truly enjoy Rene Gutteridge's style of writing.  She always mixes humor and unexpected situations in with her mystery, and will keep her readers guessing details even up until the end.  She provides a great ending for my personal tastes :) and I appreciate the conflict she created within Jules and author Patrick Reagan.  It is easy to recommend this book.
Maciemollysdad 28 days ago
This book was my first, but definately not my last, from Rene Gutteridge. Misery Loves Company is a non-stop thriller that I had a hard time putting down. The characters were well suited to the story & the story was full of all kinds of twists & turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to read another Rene Gutteridge book soon!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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VicG More than 1 year ago
Rene Gutteridge in her new book, “Misery Loves Company” published by Tyndale House Publishers introduces us to Jules Belleno. From the Back Cover: Don’t tell me it’s terrifying. Terrify me. Filled with grief, Jules Belleno rarely leaves the house since her husband’s death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world. But one day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules bumps into a fellow customer . . . and recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. Jules gushes and thoroughly embarrasses herself before Regan graciously talks with her. And that’s the last thing she remembers—until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. She’s been kidnapped. And what she discovers will change everything she believed about her husband’s death . . . her career . . . and her faith. If someone were to kick you exceptionally hard in your shin then you might have a bone bruise. The bone doesn’t break or fracture but it does bruise. Now here is the interesting part, the outside skin will heal within two weeks, bone bruises take much much longer. My point is that the outside is healed but not the inside. That is the way with trauma. After a while we heal visually to others but on the inside we are walking wounded. That’s the way it is with both Jules and Patrick. Jules suffered trauma from the death of her husband and Patrick has his own traumas. Jules shrinks from the outside world while Patrick resorts to kidnapping. Jules really didn’t care much about life after the death of her husband but when her own life is at stake then she pushes aside her pain and feels the need to survive and live. “Misery Loves Company” is how you define exciting! “Misery Loves Company” is a thriller with all kinds of excitement and danger. Rene Gutteridge knows how to weave a captivating story with wonderful characters that breathe. I enjoyed reading this book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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.”
JeanieMNJL More than 1 year ago
Packed with suspense, the story kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down. I hope to visit the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire and to read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although some of the things that happened were a little unbelievable, I found Misery Loves Company to be a fascinating book. Rene Gutteridge has a nice style of writing, and can hold the reader's attention. She did a good job of showing that our first impressions of people are not always correct.
BookReaderLW More than 1 year ago
This book kept me guessing. Enjoyed the suspense.
Reli0 More than 1 year ago
The plot of this book was so implausible.  A famous author kidnapping a widow who he had been blog stalking for the last 2 years? Really?  Now, by the end of the book, I can understand what was going on and why he did that, but still, there seemed to be much better ways of going about this--ways that would have drawn less attention to himself and to Jules, the main character. But it's fiction and you can do anything you want with fiction so why am I fussing?  I would like to read another of Rene's books and see what that is like.  She definitely knows how to create great suspense.  
BeachNana8 More than 1 year ago
Great book about a blogger who is kidnapped by an author she has recently written a very negative review about. He takes her to his secret mountaintop lodge and slowly reveals secrets about himself and also some mysteries involving her. As time passes, it gets very suspenseful. Will he kill her? Will she be found? Can she escape him? What does he know about her?
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Misery Loves Company is slightly creepy and sometimes humorous. The book does give me a new perspective on writing book reviews and being more cautious. The concept of the book has got to be fiction, right? An author would not do that, right? The book kind of has the flavor of Stephen King’s Misery. I did enjoy reading it and is definitely an interesting read. I found the plot to be unique and refreshing.  Highly recommended. 5 stars
Nicnac63 More than 1 year ago
If you liked Stephen King’s movie/book Misery, then I think you’ll like this.  It has some similarities (thriller, danger, writers, etc.) Quite a page-turner. It may seem strange to comment on the appearance and feel of this book, but its uniqueness deserves a mention. The large font is easy to read, I like the picture at the beginning of each chapter, and the cover is interesting and has a smooth texture. Don’t let the fact that it’s a faith-based book fool you into thinking it’s a light, feel-good book. It’s not. It’s a wonderfully fast-paced suspense story that deals with corruption, kidnapping, and murder (among other things.) There isn’t any foul language etc., but I feel the targeted reader base is the more mature reader. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy free from the Tyndale blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 
SophiesMindset More than 1 year ago
I usually loathe modern fiction. This was excellent. I stick with reading the classics - when I do venture out of that zone, I am usually disappointed with the fiction I read. This was wonderful. Not cheesy, not sentimental, not groan-inducing. An excellent story with excellent writing. I rarely give higher than 3 stars to a work, though sometimes books earn 4 stars. 5 stars are very rare in my book. Highly recommend. 
KMarkovich More than 1 year ago
What a fast paced, crazy, intriguing book, with twists and turns all over the place! This book is extremely exciting and quick to read. Jules Belleno is a blogger who, since the death of her policeman husband, has rarely left her house. But, one day that she does, she is kidnapped by her favorite author. Unfortunately, she has just written a scathing review on her blog about his most recent book. And he has a lesson to teach her. He also knows some secrets – not only about her but also about the murder of her husband. Of course, in the meantime, her husband’s best friend is searching for her and uncovering secrets as well. Although this book is mostly a murder mystery, is also delves into heavier topics such as suicide, assisted suicide, depression, and alcoholism. But the characters are easy to get to know and follow. It does seem a little weird to review it though since that is what the main character did, which lead to a strange chain of events! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it!
givemethebible More than 1 year ago
My initial reaction was "Wow, this has got to be the strangest book I ever read." But I found that I really enjoyed it. I could not wait to find out what happened next, and was surprised by some of the things that Jules and Chris find out in the course of the book. The ending was nice, but kind of predictable, although the rest of the story wasn't.
Miss_CindyH More than 1 year ago
I love a good mystery.  I don't like when I can figure the story line out before the story is even developed.  Gutteridge did a great job of developing two story lines that went on simultaneously.  I kept wondering what the purpose was for the characters actions; which was good.  Unpredictable and captivating.  She  was able to tie everything together and make sense of their actions.  Life is unpredictable.  The fictitious life of her characters was certainly unpredictable! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To me, this book was the opposite scenario of the movie and book by Stephen king called Misery. This time it was a blogger that wrote a bad review about an authors book and the author kidnapped her. While this is the main story, there are several side stories going along at the same time. This is our October book club book, and I am anxious to hear what the others think about it as well.
thecraftyhome1 More than 1 year ago
As part of the Tyndale Blog Network I got the opportunity to review Misery Loves Company by Rene Gutteridge. It is also one of the Tyndale Summer Reading Program books so it was a double whammy. Jules Belleno is mourning the death of her husband by keeping to herself and focusing on her blog. She is a creature of habit and doesn't stray much from it. Also highly organized she is very predictable. But what happens when one of her favorite authors does not take kindly to her recent bad review of his book. Did he just kidnap her because she wrote negative things about his latest novel or does he know something that could change her life forever? I had never read Rene Gutteridge before this but I would say she is a master of Christian suspense. She had me wondering what was going on from the very beginning. This book was intense and had so many twists and turns yet they were all believable. If you love suspense and a good mystery I highly recommend this book. Once summer is over I will definitely be getting me some more Rene Gutteridge. She has become one of my favorite authors. I received a free copy of this product from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
Henry_McLaughlin More than 1 year ago
A Highly Recommended Creepy Read Jules Belleno is a reclusive young widow who communicates with the world through her blog, primarily crafting book reviews. Occasionally, she walks to a grocery store. On one of these excursions, she disappears, kidnapped by her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. Apparently, Patrick hasn’t been pleased with recent reviews of his books. Police Officer Chris Downey was the best friend of Jules husband, a fellow officer murdered in the line of duty. Chris’s efforts to help Jules are rebuffed as she draws deeper into her shell. Egged on by Jules’ alcoholic father, Chris begins searching for her after her disappearance. Slowly, he uncovers clues she may have been taken and by equally reclusive author, Patrick Reagan. During Chris’ investigation, he uncovers information that there is corruption in his department. Corruption that may have directly contributed to the death of Jules’ husband. While Chris continues his search, putting his own career at risk to save the wife of his best friend, Jules is also on a journey and what she discovers about her abductor will change everything she believed about her husband’s death, her life, and her faith. This is one of the most exciting, keep-turning-pages books I’ve read in a long time. Rene Gutteridge has written a mystery thriller that sucks you in on page one and doesn’t let you go until the last sentence. The twist on Stephen King’s Misery is very clever and maintained throughout the story. Ms. Gutteridge does an awesome job of making Patrick Reagan just nice enough for the Stockholm Syndrome to be believable yet creepy enough that we never quite trust him. As the story unfolds, we do develop empathy for him and what drove him to such drastic action. Beneath Jules Belleno’s vulnerability is a strength of character I don’t think she knew she had. It is revealed as she battles with her abductor psychologically and emotionally. She grows throughout the story, overcoming the demons that have tormented her since her husband’s death. By the end of the story, all the clues the author has so cleverly planted come together in a very satisfactory ending, including final twists that are surprising but believable in the context of the story. A definite 5 star read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read reviews on this book & was very hopeful that it was going to be a good read but it fell sorta flat for me. It was a disappointment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is truly the best book I have read for quite a while. Rene Gutteridge has the ability to make you live there, just between the lines of the story. In this book, about the story of a slain policeman's wife , you will find: faith, hope, love, suspence, dedication, murder, bravery, three souls as they reach out in their own helplessness to their Creator. What a read. Keep on writting, Rene. You truly are gifted by our God!