Simple Choices

Simple Choices

by Kimberly Collins


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They were small, simple choices. Seemingly insignificant yes-or-no decisions. Each one leading her one small step further from where she was supposed to be, from where she truly wanted to be. Step by simple step. Piled together, the choices were one huge mountain of chaos and noise. But one at a time, who could tell any difference from the moment just before she made the choice, to the quiet moment just after? Simple choices.

"There's a way of life that looks harmless enough; look again-it leads straight to hell."
- Proverbs 14:12

"In Kimberly Collins' gripping debut novel, Simple Choices, the lives of two best friends, Darlene and Mickey, become irrevocably intertwined as they try to cope with a world of grim horizons in the hollows of southern West Virginia. Their descent into a world of partying, drugs, sex, and crime-centered on Ray, a man and manipulator they both love, and his drug-dealing pizza place-will keep you on the edge of your seat. Most shocking of all: the stunning act that brings this bad trip to its desperate conclusion really happened." - Dean King, nationally bestselling author of Skeletons on the Zahara and The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990420804
Publisher: Blue Mingo Press
Publication date: 05/22/2014
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 765,284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Kimberly Collins grew up in southern West Virginia and still visits as often as possible. She currently lives in Washington, D.C., and is working on her next novel, Mingo.

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Simple Choices 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
rc022762 More than 1 year ago
This novel is a powerful, gut-wrenching look at how easily drugs can snare and enslave an individual. Based on a true event, the story is a captivating account of a young woman and her erroneous life decisions. These simple choices send her cascading ever deeper into a personal black pit from which she cannot escape. The author’s harmonious style of weaving actual events with fictionalized ones creates a beautiful tapestry that transports the reader into Mingo County and the coalfields of southern West Virginia. Her prose is smooth and unobtrusive allowing the story to take center stage. Strong descriptive passages create such realistic images that many times during the reading I felt as though I was watching a true-crime documentary. From the first page, to the last I found myself enthralled by this enjoyable read. Bravo to this author, her debut novel was well worth the time, and I look forward to her next work of love.