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Frozen Past (A Jaxon Jennings' Detective Mystery Thriller Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Richard C Hale
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**The next exciting Jaxon Jennings’ Thriller is now available. You can find CACHE 72 by clicking on the author name above and navigating to Richard C Hale’s Amazon Author page**



Praise for Amazon best-selling author Richard C Hale and his novel Frozen Past:


** “Hale captures emotion, seemingly effortlessly, and in turn this created reactions from me. During this read, I experienced a spectrum of emotion - anger, fear, and heartbreak to name a few. I even found myself "talking" to the characters more than once. When an author can elicit these reactions, I consider this a true talent.” ~ Carolyn Arnold, Author of the Amazon best-selling NovelTies That Bind

** “Richard Hale has the gift, to take you captivated from, page 1, until, you have run to the end, because, you couldn't bear to put it down.” ~ Lmartini

** “Mr. Hale's first thriller, NEAR DEATH, was an excellent debut novel but with FROZEN PAST, he's bounded to a new level of mystery and suspense. Don't let this one pass you by.” ~ Chuck Barrett, Amazon Best-Selling Author of The Savannah Project and The Toymaker



Frozen Past – A Thriller

Luke is only fourteen. Eliana is his whole world and for a fourteen year old, the burden is immense. You see, Eliana is being stalked. Stalked by a madman who wants nothing more than to see her dead.

The madman knows things that no one should know and sees things that no one should see. He tells them if they say a word to anyone, they will both die. And Luke can’t let that happen.

Eliana’s past is catching up with her and Luke must do anything to save her.

Anything.



Interview With The Author

Q - So, what makes the Jaxon Jennings’ Thriller Mystery Series so special?


A – Jaxon’s not your typical hero. He’s flawed, and that makes him entertaining. As a reader, I want to be entertained and thrilled. I’m a fan of the Action & Adventure and Thriller genres, so it was natural for me to write in them. I’m also a lover of things that go bump in the night and I add a little creepiness just to make things interesting.

Not only will you want to keep reading late into the night, the pace and action keeping your nose in the page, but when you finally close the book, you’ll probably keep the light on as well.

“Help me…”

Q – With the main story focusing around two teenagers, is Frozen Past written for adults or younger audiences?

A – It’s definitely an adult book. With a Thriller, a certain amount of violence and adult material is expected, and Frozen Past definitely fits into that category. Younger readers are not the target audience of the Jaxon Jennings’ series.

Jaxon is introduced to the reader in Frozen Past, and though it is not really a prequel, he shares the spotlight with Luke and Ellie, two teenagers who find themselves thrust into a killer’s world for seemingly no reason at all. I feel the divide between the adult world and the kids’ world makes the story that much more enthralling.

Q – Should the series be read in any certain order?

A – Each book is a separate story and I wrote them to be enjoyed in any order. If you find you like to stick to a chronological timeline, I’d suggest following this sequence:

- Frozen Past
- Cache 72
- Father Figure



Jaxon Jennings’ Mystery Thriller Series eBook Categories:

- Crime Thrillers
- Mystery Action
- Mystery Adventure
- Thriller Free Books
- Detective Thrillers
- Murder Fiction
- Serial Killer Fiction

Thank you for reading!


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Richard C Hale has worn many hats in his lifetime including Greens Keeper, Bartender, Musician, Respiratory Therapist, and Veteran Air Traffic Controller. You can usually find him controlling Air Traffic over the skies of the Southeastern U.S. where he lives with his wife and children.

Product Details

  • File Size: 550 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Three Thirty A.M. Publishing (March 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007HETCU6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #925 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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96 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining all around! March 26, 2012
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This is the first Richard Hale novel I've read, and I've found a new author. Along with my favorite NY Times Best-Selling authors, I will check out Hale's other novels and look forward to future releases.

Not normally a person drawn to the young adult genre, I wasn't sure what I would think of this book. But don't let the book blurb fool you. This is a thriller, through and through.

The story is told through multiple viewpoints - the teenagers Luke and Ellie, the killer and the police detective Jaxon Jennings.

When it comes to the teenagers, and their group of friends, Hale did an excellent job in capturing the essence of being that age. It's as if he were that age just yesterday the way he has them interact and think.

The book starts out with an arranged meeting for a snowball fight between neighborhood teen boys, but Hale's writing voice pulled me through. It didn't take long for a gruesome discovery, which cut the game short. From this point, he really had me.

The killer is one twisted, and sick man with his affection set on young kids. He lures them by whispering out from bushes, also covered from the darkness of night "help me" - creepy. With more deaths, and more gruesome findings, the kids still think they can handle things on their own. Even, when Luke and Ellie are befriended by a strange man on Facebook, who is obviously the killer, they believe they can handle the situation.

In the meantime, with the bodies of young boys being discovered, Detective Jaxon Jennings and his partner Sally are assigned the case. It seems whenever they turn around Luke and his friends are somehow connected with the findings, but with nothing concrete tying them to the crimes.
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135 of 149 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Frozen Past-spoiler alert of violence May 17, 2012
By karbie
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While this book appears at the beginning to be told from the viewpoints of young teens, I don't think I would have gotten it if I had realized just how violent and disturbing this book is. As you proceed, there are adult voices as well, police procedures and evil. the first death is that of Ellie's dog, who is found headless in the snow. A group of 13 year old kids begin to receive taunting e-mails from the person who killed the animal. The mistake was thinking that everything was being done by another teen.
The author writes a well paced, taut suspense novel but despite the young characters, this is not a book children should be reading. If it were a film, it would get an R-rating for violence. Revenge murders, kidnapping, torture made all too real by the author. I wish that I had never bought it or read it.
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96 of 108 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Holy CRAP~!+!~!~!~! August 9, 2012
By lkh
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I admit that I could not put this book down, but I should have deleted it from my KINDLE and quit reading it way before the ending. TOO MUCH violence!!!! I had bad dreams last night and still finished the stupid story this morning. I love books that I can't predict what is going to happen or how the book will end but this book was soooo gruesome!! No way could I predict how this one would end and yes I was shocked!! It's scary to me that an author can even come up with a story so horrific~
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Started out good February 3, 2013
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I thought this book started out well. It grabbed my attention immediately, and was a very easy read. (Although, like many of the other free Kindle books I noticed some typos etc). Like several other reviewers I wondered after awhile if this was aimed at teens,because the writing outside of the all the violence and some sexual content seemed reather juvenile. After I had read about 60%, I found the book very predicatable -am I the only one? - and rather unbelievable really. The actions of the children and adults were both annoying. At any rate when I was 80% done I really wanted to hurry up and finish as I don't like to leave a book unread. It was sheer torture getting through the last 20%. I skimmed through the constant hand holding and hair stroking of both the detectives and children, ho hum. I had already predicted how it was going to end, and I was right. I guess I can't complain too much as I got it for free. But wow, I wish I hadn't wasted my time. There have got to be better free reads.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gripping Violence - Not for Young Readers August 14, 2012
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This is a well written book and the author tells a great story - just very violent. I agree with some of the other reviewers that it is a bit confusing whether this book is intended for younger readers as it centers on young characters. I actually think this would a better story and book if it were about older characters. Overall, a good read if you like violent thrillers, just not for young readers.
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37 of 46 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT FOR YOUNG TEENS July 24, 2012
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I'm not sure if I'm correct in thinking that this book is aimed at the young teens market. I presume that this is the case as the central characters are all around 14 years of age. If this is the case then I am quite shocked because it certainly isn't a story that I would recommend to any youngster. Apart from this, the dialogue is poor and repetative. The reason though that I gave it such a low grade was the fact that it promotes the idea to young people that in a frightening situation you relate the incidence to your peers and not to your parents or anybody in authority. In this day and age, with tragedies due to children and young people being involved with paedophiles on internet we must encourage children to put their trust in family or teachers. If this book was aimed at an older reader then it was seriously lacking in depth and the conclusion was obvious.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Enjoyed this so much. Couldn't stop reading. The book kept my interest. Thank you for the wonder story and suspense.
Published 1 day ago by Gma peg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book, It's got a bit of a twist I recommend reading this, the ending will blow you away.
Published 2 days ago by Cindy Mason
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
Seat of your pants mystery. Very good.
Published 3 days ago by Lucille V. Giresi
4.0 out of 5 stars I almost didn't continue but it developed into a good mystery.
I was pleasantly surprised. It started out with pre teen childrens. I almost didn't continue but it developed into a good mystery.
Published 3 days ago by Linda Bibbee
1.0 out of 5 stars Author Needs Good Editor
Mr. Hale needs an editor. This book is full of grammar and spelling errors -- so much so that it makes those of us with English degrees cringe. I couldn't finish the book. Read more
Published 7 days ago by designsbykay
5.0 out of 5 stars oh dear
I can finally sleep now that I have finished this number, hah.

Maybe two spelling errors in the whole book but, nothing that will allow you to be confused. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read...I couldn't put it down!
Published 13 days ago by reading mom
5.0 out of 5 stars " Great book.
Once I started this book I could not put it down. The end of every chapter immediately drew you into the next. Very fast read and the suspense was "on the edge! Read more
Published 13 days ago by Barry Neuhard
5.0 out of 5 stars "An Awesome Thrill Ride Right To The End"
I think I have found another outstanding author who's story held me spellbound. In many ways I thought this might be a good Young Adult fiction story for the lessons to be... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Nancy of Utah
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It kept me interested.
Published 18 days ago by zillard
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Richard C Hale has worn many hats in his lifetime including Greens Keeper, Bartender, Musician, Respiratory Therapist, and Veteran Air Traffic Controller. You can usually find him controlling Air Traffic over the skies of the Southeastern U.S. where he lives with his wife and children.

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