One False Move

One False Move

by Alex Kava, Maggi-Meg Reed
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One False Move by Alex Kava, Maggi-Meg Reed

Internationally bestselling author Alex Kava delivers a searing thriller of one woman’s encounter with her past which could jeopardize her future

Melanie Starks has never lived life by the rules. She and her seventeen-year-old son, Charlie, have been running one con job or another for as long as she can remember, justifying the petty crimes as the necessary survival moves of a single mother. But Melanie is ready to give it up. Then Jared Barnett reappears in her life. Fresh out of prison after serving five years of a life sentence for murder, Jared is released on a technicality that by no means proves his innocence. And he’s feeling more invincible than ever. He has the perfect plan for a big score and he needs Melanie’s help. But everything goes terribly wrong. Only one thing is clear: A line has been crossed. Suddenly there’s no turning back, and there is nothing left to lose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593974442
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 07/28/2004
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Alex Kava has a bachelor’s degree in art and English. Before writing novels full-time, she ran her own graphic design firm and later was director of public relations for one of the last all-women’s colleges in the Midwest. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America. Kava lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

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One False Move 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
D_Frazier More than 1 year ago
I love everything Alex Kava writes. the characters jump off the pages and non stop action keeps the pages turning.
jmastaj27 More than 1 year ago
First of all the book is one of my favorites, and I'm a constant reader. Second, the characters' changes are nothing short of perfect. If you want to read a good book and you enjoy thrillers then this is a book for you.
Anonymous 6 months ago
What a joke - 30 pages and the first 10 were not even the story. And what was the story? Usually I love this author but this was a waste.
Anonymous 6 months ago
It is difficult to rate a book based on 30 pages-where is the rest of it? I haved enjoyed Ms. Kava's work so I will put blame on Nook for the "rest of the story"
DinahMA44 6 months ago
B&N is only selling you 1st two chapters out of a 69 chapter book. $1.99 is no bargain for 2 chapters. FORMATTED incorrectly as NOOK Book.
DinahMA44 6 months ago
B&N is only selling you 1st two chapters out of a 69 chapter book. $1.99 is no bargain for 2 chapters. FORMATTED incorrectly as NOOK Book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If the 'f' word were to be taken out of the english language this author couldn't write at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although brief in length, this is the worst effort produced by Alex Kava. She usually has better character development and plot lines. This was too predictable and superficial...Read A Perfect Evil which the best book that Kava has written to date.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is a difference between 'not guilty' and 'innocent'. Crossing that fine line releases Jared Barret from prison, returning him to his sister's life, drawing Melanie and her son Charlie into a crime spree that results in murder. Now the three are on the run, guilty of murder, bank robbery, and hostage taking. Behind them, the police search for the truth, and nothing but fear lies ahead. ...................... **** Going in a new direction from her Maggie O'Dell stories, Alex Kava takes readers on a tense and wild ride. Fans of Grisham or Turrow will appreciate this new dimension to her writing. ****
harstan More than 1 year ago
Lawyer Max Kramer bribes an eyewitness to recant testimony so that a homicidal conviction is overturned, freeing Jared Barnett. Detective Tommy Pakula and attorney Grace Wenninghoff know that Jared is a serial killer. Jared visits his sister Melody and his seventeen year old nephew Charlie. While Melody is un happy to see her brother, Charlie worships his uncle. Jared informs his two relatives that they will rob a bank. Jared and Charlie enter the bank and shots are fired. The two men race out with Charlie having blood all over his clothing. Tommy receives a call that a bank robbery turned violent. He calls Grace to tell her there are five dead at the bank. A sheriff and a police copter chase the criminals, but a storm halts their efforts. Melody crashes the car, but the trio walks to the nearby state park cabins where Jared shoots Andrew Kane grazing his head. While the police give chase, Jared begins a murder spree with Andrew held hostage. The key to this exhilarating police procedural crime thriller is the powerful cast whether the character is a cop, lawyer, murderer, writer, etc. They all come across as real and their interactions genuine. This depth makes the chase more exhilarating though quite bloody (innocent people are killed) as the audience sees it from the perspective of various participants. Some fans will feel a letdown with the final showdown; albeit realistic, as no High Noon occurred (instead more like Bakshi¿s Wizards). Still, readers will enjoy this terse chase thriller. Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying that I love to read Alex Kava's books. I have read them all with the exception of 'Whitewash'. I also think it's great that she writes books other than books from the Maggie O'Dell series - Just not this one. As always Kava's writing style is strong. The characters development is not bad, but the plot adds no uniqueness to the story. Generally picking up and reading an Alex Kava book is a fantastic decision, but in this case, it would be one false move. ...