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Pearl: A Life Too Short; A Death Too Long Paperback – November 18, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432766368
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432766368
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,004,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Pearl" is a fantastic story written very well.
Cy B. Hilterman
It was very enjoyable to read and all the elements came together to make a really interesting story.
Jennifer
You will want to have time to read it all once you open this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Lignor on January 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
Readers, hold on to your hats. This book is a terrific read and a great third novel for this author.

The title PEARL, refers to a young woman who is married to an older man but, seems to get her kicks by teasing the men of the town and it seems that she is either the town tramp or a lonely person who is looking for anything to spice up her life. There is a lot of speculation in the town of Faircloth, VA about the marriage between Pearl and her much older husband. Their relationship is cordial and they are respectful to each other but, very seldom seen together in the town. Sadly, Pearl's savagely beaten body is found outside of town and the police investigation will cover many secrets that were dormant in the town for many years. Townspeople think that it was a stranger passing through town that killed Pearl and wouldn't it be convenient to blame a transient rather than look into the residents of this little town?

Sometime after Pearl is found, the burned body of a young girl is found in a vacant house in town and the attack on another woman comes about shortly after. The police are baffled and there are other secrets to be found among the townspeople. Questions are abundant. Such as, who was this young woman and why was she living alone in a vacant house? Who visited her many nights after dark and who would have left her in a burning building? Also, as to the other woman; why would anyone beat and rape a woman leaving her for dead in this small town in rural Virginia? Were these crimes done by the same person or by some psycho going through the town and leaving distruction in his wake?

The Sheriff and his deputies will have a lot of clues that they can't figure out and some of them also have secrets concerning Pearl and the other two women.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tmtrvlr on March 2, 2011
Format: Paperback
Pearl could have been an interesting story, but the characters are too over-the-top without being amusingly quirky. They are just odd and not very likeable. I did not find anyone that was interesting enough that would make me hope another book will follow with the same characters. Pearl still would have been readable except for the multiple graphically described rapes and other violence against women. It was just sickening. I read three-quarters of the book before I decided I had read more than enough.
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Darlene Cox read a line in a novel by David Baldacci and used it as her sub-title for her latest novel. I love how imagination is stirred by a writer who then goes on to create an entirely new story! Pearl certainly fulfills the image that we might envision from Baldacci's words...

All the men in town loved Pearl Sutton; some were even in love with her and would have sought a permanent life with her, but she was married to a rich influential man in town. But her beauty and her flirty personality made any man feel just a little more special--what harm did that do? After all, if any of them got a little frisky, she just mentioned that Pappy was expecting her home and she would leave them then and there...

Except for one man...

And sometimes another...

Everybody wondered about her being with "Pappy" Sutton--after all, he was much older than she; but their relationship seemed to work and everybody knew that they were very close, even if Pearl would go off alone or with some man most days.

Pearl loved speed and would get into her car to ride off from town. Sometimes she would bring a picnic basket and she would offer a ride to one certain man and they would go off into the woods together. But when she didn't go home at night or came out later in the dark, she headed for only one man's bed and he always opened his home and heart to her...

Now she was dead--murdered, found under a pile of leaves by kids who had decided it was too nice a day to be stuck in school. But when their freedom led to Pearl, they once again were responsible young men and called for help. It was too late for Pearl, but Jon Atherton, the Sheriff, did everything possible, and more, to find the man who had killed Pearl.
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Pearl Sutton did not deserve to die such a tragic and early death. Pearl was found battered and partially buried in fallen leaves and branches just off a popular trail. Those that didn't really know Pearl thought of her as the town tramp and whore. The men that knew Pearl couldn't understand the way she lived her life with Gus Sutton, a man quite a bit older than Pearl and thought to be her husband. Why did Pearl seemingly want to meet other men that she loved to tease with her sexuality but then would leave without a commitment to them? She was friendly and loving in her own way.

The Sheriff's Department was a small one as they usually are in smaller towns. Sheriff Tom Atherton and his deputies were not used to murders such as Pearl's but rather small petty crimes, but the sheriff determined that his small force should be the ones to investigate this since Pearl was liked, and in some instances, loved by some of the men on the force. The county Medical Examiner, Jed, also not used to such autopsies, seemingly was overcome by Pearl's death and his drinking continued leaving his work questionable to the sheriff. When another woman was found burned to a crisp in a small cabin and another woman brutally attacked leaving her in very delicate condition, Sheriff Atherton and his deputies were stretched even thinner. The sheriff and his deputies searched for several days the area that Pearl had last been seen. Since her Cadillac had been missing too they searched for it while walking the highway back and forth.

One of the deputies, Wallace, was found in his cabin incoherent and bruised while his wife Clara had disappeared. Wallace was admitted to the hospital and Clara also was when she was found beaten very badly and violently raped.
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