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A Death that Lingers [Kindle Edition]

Kaylie Newell
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Following on the heels of Illusion, indie sensation and New York Times best-selling author J.S. Cooper brings us the second novel in the Swept Away series, a trilogy of dark and sexy romances about a woman marooned on an island with a man who may be her captor.

Book Description

A wife leaves her abusive husband, but soon realizes nothing will keep him away. Not even death.

Josie Collins is the wife of a world famous rock star and the envy of nearly every woman in the country. But the horrific truth is her husband wants nothing more than to see her dead.

Josie finally summons the courage to leave her famous, abusive husband and returns to her hometown among the winter wheat of Kansas. When her husband is killed in a fiery car accident while on his way to find her, she thinks she has escaped him at last, but she’s wrong. It quickly becomes clear that even in death he has no intention of letting her go.

As Josie develops a rapport with sexy police chief, Paul Stark, trouble begins to brew. There’s something special about the tall, mysterious officer with the long jagged scar down his face. But Josie soon learns that he’s haunted by a nightmarish past.

Sparks fly in their small, Midwestern town, and as their attraction grows, so does a dead husband’s fury. In order to smother this dark, sinister spirit, and perhaps find true and lasting happiness with each other, the living must learn to let go, give in, and leave their ghosts in the past.

Content Warning: Contains sensual sex and some explicit language


"….a captivating read" Emily at Single Titles

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

The idea for A Death That Lingers was born when my mother told me about a cousin of hers who had an abusive husband.  I ended up writing a short story called The Music Box, that eventually became my book.  
This is a story about fear and uncertainty.  But mostly it's about triumph, strength, and finding love again.  And it's my hope that it'll touch the hearts of my readers, just as it touched mine.

About the Author

Kaylie Newell was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  She lives at the base of the mountains in Southern Oregon with her wonderful husband and two very busy little girls.  When she's not reading or writing, she's cuddling her girls and dreaming of her next novel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 354 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Beachwalk Press, Inc. (November 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0069ZC8Z0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #801,120 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS AMAZING BOOK!!! November 19, 2011
By Amy
Format:Kindle Edition
From the very first page, I felt like I knew Josie and could not wait to follow her journey through this amazing book! You will be able to picture every moment in your head, from the fear to the passion, to the scenery. The mystery of the book is so captivating that you will NOT want to put it down!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS THE BOOK TO READ! November 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
From the first page to the last, I was hooked on Josie's plight in A Death That Lingers by Kaylie Newell. The story grabs you and just doesn't let go as you follow Josie to the safe haven of her grandparents in a small, cozy town. My problem was---on the last page I just didn't want to leave! I'm hoping that this author will write another book that gives me the chance to escape awhile. I highly recommend this read! Cindy from Oklahoma
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read! November 19, 2011
By Carinn
Format:Kindle Edition
As soon as you start reading this book, you will not want to put it down! It has everything, suspense, romance, and a great plot! The whole time I was reading it, I was thinking this would be a great movie! And the reason for that is because Kaylie Newell is so descriptive that you feel as if you are there watching this incredible story play out! You will enjoy every minute of it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner! November 27, 2011
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In the mood for a great romantic suspense? Well, you'll find it in this book. And be sure you have some time to devote to this book also. I made the mistake of starting it when I only had a few minutes. This is one of those you could easily find yourself staying up until 3am to finish. The love story is sweet in this one. It was nice to see Paul and Josie find happiness after so much heartache.

This book has everything, from humor, to love, and even ghosts that will leave you shivering. Kaylie Newell writes wonderfully and very descriptive that you can see the scenes vividly in your head. Don't miss this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced and entertaining November 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Once I started this book I didn't want to put it down! The plot is well-crafted and suspenseful from the very first page. The characters are well-developed and sympathetic. I liked Josie so much that I was sorry to leave her at the end of the story. This book has just the right mix of romance and suspense. Absorbing and entertaining!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Hero! February 8, 2012
By DeannaJ
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Wow I cannot remember the last romance novel I read after reading this one! The detail is AMAZING and the story line is beautifully written! Kaylee Newell really has created a PAGE TURNER! I couldn't put it down!!! Great Writing Kay!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Will Keep you up late into the night! February 8, 2012
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This Debut release by Kaylie Newell will linger in your mind long after you read the last page.

The day that she finally leaves her abusive Rock star husband, Josie Collins knows he will be coming after her. Even after she finds out he is dead.

Josie moves back to the small-town where she grew up, back to her Gran and Poppy who raised her, back to working at the Antique Shop and hanging out with her best friend, Angela. The only thing different, besides the Handsome New Police Chief, is the feeling that Liam is somehow there in the town, in her home and has no plans to let her go.

Police Chief, Paul Stark has his own Ghosts that linger in his mind, but it is because he has not been able to free himself of the blame for her death. From the first glance, Paul has an attraction to Josie, but she is a forever kind of girl and he isn't looking for forever. But something is out to hurt Josie, and Paul will do whatever it takes to make sure that she is safe.

With a little Paranormal Flair, Kaylie writes a very different kind of Romance Suspense. From the first page, we are connected to Josie. She is finally leaving her abusive husband and knows it will not be an easy task. From that point on, we can FEEL him around. Looking behind our shoulders for him.....creepy.

Even when she arrives at her grandparents, we have no idea if Liam will be there, or if he is coming after her, I honestly will say I had NO idea what was going to happen, and I love that about a book, when I can't guess what will be happening next.

Then she meets Paul Stark, *swoon*, our handsome Police Chief. The two of them are wildly attracted to each other, but neither is looking to jump into a relationship, until things heat up one night.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An author to watch! January 28, 2012
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This is an author I will be watching. Her first book is great! She has word skills. I love the combination of mystery/suspense/romance. Her description of small town midwest is spot on and makes me long for the simple life... but Josie's life is anything but simple. This is also my first experience with a Kindle book on my iphone. It's great to have a book to read when I have a free minute. I will be buying this author's next book and I look forward to more books in the future!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing writing!!
Now THAT my friends, is the way a great romance should be told.

Suggestions of poignancy, artfully detailed small town scenery and a most anticipated, non-insta-love... Read more
Published 14 months ago by L Fear
5.0 out of 5 stars Caught me right away and held me....
I had a VERY hard time putting this book down. It was a very addictive read and one that I would gladly read again. Read more
Published 22 months ago by P. J. Belden
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Kaylie Newell knows very well how to keep the tension throughout the book. I wanted to read it half an hour a day but it was hard to read just half an hour a day. I got addicted.
Published on February 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A Death that Lingers, Kaylie Newell
Not bad. Some inconsistencies and the end didn't make sense, but I'd try another buy this author. The author grabbed my interest and held it pretty good, but not my favorite book.
Published on October 20, 2012 by Melanie Wilks
5.0 out of 5 stars ROCK STAR AND A SEXY COP... WOW!
"Fear ran its icy fingertips along her spine..." This is a extremely well written romance with a dash of thriller thrown in. Read more
Published on May 26, 2012 by m3
5.0 out of 5 stars A Death that Lingers
This was an amazing read. It had a great story line and characters. I would highly reccommend this book to anyone.
Published on March 14, 2012 by Angela
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Read
Domestic abuse victim, Josie Collins, is finally leaving behind her superstar husband. She's ready to start a new life back in her hometown, but her husband's shadow haunts her... Read more
Published on February 28, 2012 by LAS Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful and steamy!
Kaylie pays so much attention to detail that she makes you feel as if you are right there, next to the characters. Read more
Published on January 7, 2012 by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast, intense, a great book!
This is a great book - nuff said. I read it in two nights which is saying a lot for me (I tend to be a slow reader). Read more
Published on January 6, 2012 by A. James
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Romance Novel!
I thoroughly enjoyed A Death that Lingers and had a hard time putting it down. What a great first novel for Ms. Newell. I can hardly wait for the next one!!
Published on December 5, 2011 by APW
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More About the Author

For Kaylie Newell, storytelling is in the blood. Growing up the daughter of two gifted writers, she knew eventually she'd want to follow in their footsteps. While she's written short stories her whole life, it wasn't until after her kids were born that she decided to shoot for the moon and write her first romance novel. She hasn't looked back since!

Kaylie lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, two little girls, an elderly Chihuahua mix, and two indifferent cats.

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