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Out Of Time [Kindle Edition]

Jeff Shelby
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From the #1 bestselling author of THREAD OF HOPE and LIQUID SMOKE, a collection of short stories featuring Joe Tyler, Noah Braddock and others.

Frozen In Time – A single moment can change a life. Experience the hours leading up to Elizabeth's abduction in this companion story to THREAD OF HOPE. Take a sneak peek into Joe and Lauren's lives and re-live the happy before and the horrifying after of their child's disappearance.


Jacked Up – Average cop Jack Foye is almost to retirement. Almost ready to ride off in the sunset on his fat pension. Almost ready to make the mistake of his life.


Twisted Sister – Two sisters knock off a check-cashing joint, opening a world of new opportunities – and problems – for them. Tying up loose ends might cause their whole plan to unravel...if there ever was a plan in the first place.


Sparring Partner – Lucy Montoya lives a life of torture and hell in the beautifully rugged mountains of Colorado. One ski pole – and a split decision – just might set her free.

The Beginning of the End – Noah Braddock & Liz Santangelo finally settle into a stable, less-flammable relationship. Will a secret Liz has kept destroy their new-found trust...or bring them closer together? This short story takes place between the events in the Noah Braddock mysteries WICKED BREAK and LIQUID SMOKE.

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  • File Size: 157 KB
  • Print Length: 102 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007EHCL2W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,007 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of shorts May 5, 2012
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Never having read a book by Mr. Shelby (until now), I was unfamiliar with his characters, however, that didn't keep me from enjoying these wonderful shorts.
Out of time is a series of five short stories, each with a twist. Mr. Shelby does a great job of hooking the reader into the story, only to turn it on its ear. In each story, the reader is taken on a ride. The destination seems to be in sight when he whips the wheel around, making a sharp u turn on the reader. Guessing the ending felt like a major accomplishment, as surprise endings become the norm. Working within the short story format, he gives the reader just enough details to get us hooked before turning the world upside down. `Twisted Sister' was my favorite, and shocked me at the end. While `Sparring partner` gives a wonderful example of poetic justice. `The beginning of the end' was very well done, but apparently part of a much larger story.

Overall, I enjoyed each story for its own merits. My only confusion came from reading the ones that were part of an existing storyline. Knowing that now, I will be reading more of Mr. Shelby's work as soon as I can.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! March 31, 2012
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Another fine example of Jeff Shelby's writing. This collection of 5 short stories, some feature Shelby's main charactors and others introduce some new ones, will keep the reader turning pages, even if they are electronic ones! Great reading, Jeff!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Out of luck, out of chances, out of time! July 22, 2012
By Sudi A
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These 5 short stories by Jeff Shelby all share one thing, someone is out of time.

Sparring Partner: When Lucy Montoya first saw the cabin in Mistwillow her boyfriend Scott had talked her into renting, she thought it would make them both happy. But instead Lucy has another nose bleed and Scott he seems to be half out of his head with worry.

Frozen in Time: Elizabeth, Joe and Lauren are going to have a great Christmas as long as a dream is only a dream and not the start of a nightmare.

Jacked Up: Thirty years as a homicide detective has taken its toll. Jack Foye needs 4 more days until he's done, until he retires, until he can finally relax. Why then is he running, gasping for breath, sweating profusely? He just needs more time!

Twisted Sister: Brittany and Anastasia rob the check cashing store so they can move to LA. But only one of the sisters need acting classes. Will the real twisted sister please stand up and take a bow?

The Beginning of the End: Liz's brother is out of time and the only one who can help him is Noah, Liz's boyfriend. How do you help someone who has used up all their chances?

I enjoyed this collection of short stories. Each story had a twist or two and each was clearly written. I also liked that each of the stories had an 'out of time' theme, but that each story was completely different from the others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book April 7, 2013
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I bought the series of the Jeff Shelby books, it took me less than a week to finish the. The book kept me interested and I could not wait until I read all of them to see what happens!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading December 6, 2012
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Well written and good entertainment. However I noted that many of the Kindle books have all kinds of mistakes in them, such as the wrong name at times and occasionally some gobbla-de-gook words. Who on earth transcribes these to kindle? Isn't there some sort of proffing method involved?
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Jeff Shelby is the national bestselling author of the Noah Braddock books (Killer Swell, Wicked Break, Liquid Smoke and Drift Away), a series that has been compared to the works of Robert Crais and Robert B. Parker. He is also the author of the Joe Tyler series (Thread of Hope, Thread of Suspicion, Thread of Betrayal and Thread of Innocence) as well as the humorous cozy mysteries, Stay At Home Dead, Popped Off and Father Knows Death, written under the pen name Jeffrey Allen. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, he now divides his time between Texas and Minnesota.

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