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Tell Me When It Hurts [Kindle Edition]

Christine Whitehead
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Archer Loh, Seven Sisters grad and Olympic-level rider, has been groomed as a government assassin. First in her class, she’s a prime asset to her agency. However, she rejects the opportunity to kill for “the good guys” and instead embraces the quiet life of suburban lawyer, wife, and mother. Her violent apprenticeship remains her secret.

When her only child is murdered and the killer goes free on a technicality. Archer Loh ditches family, career, friends, and horses, to define her own agenda and brush up on her rusty lethal skills. At her darkest ebb, Connor McCall, Harvard-educated financial baron turned Wyoming sheep rancher, stumbles into Archer’s life and everything changes.

Editorial Reviews


La Femme Nikita meets The Horse Whisperer in this superb thriller/romance. --Patti Ann Bengen, The Devil's Dance

Tell Me When It Hurts weaves together the lives of two damaged achievers--Archer, who has lost her daughter through a violent assault, and Connor, who has lost his daughter through passive neglect--each working through loss, despair and, ultimately, redemption. A terrific story. --Amber Ellis, Alta Fay's Allegiance and Running Mad

Equal parts Daniel Silva and Danielle Stee. Clever, well-plotted, with unforgettable characters. This thriller is destined to be a cinematic masterpiece. --Stephen F. Medici, Adverse Selection

About the Author

Christine M. Whitehead is a graduate of Smith College and UCONN law school. She lives on a farm in Connecticut with her dogs and horses and practices divorce law in Hartford. This is her first book.

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  • File Size: 418 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0982294603
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081LCO9K
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,608 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars MISLEADING but good December 1, 2012
By tbee
Format:Kindle Edition
OK so I'm writing this just because I think the information given about this book is very misleading and that can be disappointing. When I read the blurb of this book I honestly thought I was getting a kick ass assassin thriller which is not the case, it's more romance and finding ur place and where u fit in life after tragedy takes everything away from u, it's emotional and heartbreaking and even heartwarming! Not really my kind of book overall and there were times I thought about not continuing, however I did finish it and thought it was basically a good read, well written and great characters, I'm just wanting to warn, that if you're expecting an assassin chick taking her revenge on the world, that is not what u are getting! That only plays a very very small part of the book and is only gone into a few times. Overall I didn't mind the book -would never have read it if the blurb had been more accurate, so I suppose there's that- just wish it was more like what i was lead to believe it was about
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tell Me When It Hurts by Christine Whitehead November 24, 2009
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Plot instantly captures the reader with tragic loss, suspense and drama of one mother's sharp shooting determination. Fast moving and well written, all characters show intimate feelings one can grasp throughout. She cautiously comes out of hiding when she meets her match in her own back yard preserve. Their lives, and their beloved dogs and horses romp in nature's beauty as they grow together. Her carefully drawn out vision takes on the promise for happiness when her actions speak volumes about patience and commitment.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first in a new series. February 9, 2010
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Character development is everything in a romance novel. If the characters do not have believability then the story cannot work. This book has believability. The reader can relate to Archer and Connor because their actions, reactions and feelings ring true to the reader's experiences even if those experiences do not rise to the level of tragedy that afflicts Archer.
This novel has action, romance and believability. Well written and a "good read", it is a tale fit for the big screen. I look forward to more from Ms. Whitehead.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An intense and emotionally powerful story! November 16, 2009
By BetsyL.
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An outstanding first novel by an exciting new author! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Once in a while you come across characters that stay with you long after you've finished a book. Archer Loh and Connor McCall are such characters. The hallmark of a good book is that you care about what happens to the characters--and you care about Archer and Connor. Watching Archer struggle with the pain of the loss of her daughter and her ultimate ability to overcome these emotions makes this richly conceived novel a "must read".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreak, Loss and Healing June 25, 2012
Archer Loh is a suburban lawyer, wife and mother who has a secret. Connor McCall is a Harvard graduate, turned Wyoming Sheep rancher who desires nothing more than to see the child he walked away from.

When her life falls apart, Archer moves to an isolated cabin in Massachusetts to hide from the world. Her peace full retreat is invaded when Connor McCall sets up camp on the vacant land next door. After an icy start, Archer and Connor's relationship develops into one of mutual understanding and friendship.

They each have demons in the past that they aren't quite ready to deal with, but with each others help they learn to accept what has happened and move forward, that is until Connor is forced to return to Wyoming and Archer realises that maybe she doesn't want to be isolated any more.

This story made me laugh and cry (much to the chagrin of the man sitting next to me on the train at the time!). My heart swelled with joy and broke as we are led on a journey of loss, despair and self discovery as, with Connor's help, Archer comes to understand that it is OK to continue living even though her daughter isn't, and Connor learns it is never to late to form a relationship with someone you thought you had lost.

This is a wonderfully written story, that will draw you in, and you won't want to leave until the end.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I liked the characters and the plot was certainly unique, most of the story I found very interesting, but I found my self skipping pages of dialogue because I thought it was overdone. Overall, a good story for a free book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Debut Novel of Unparallelled Beauty November 16, 2009
I went out to buy this book after reading the glowing review in our local newspaper. The book was already sold out! I can tell you why. It was written in a spare, yet sensitive and descriptive prose. The characters were multi-dimensional and worth caring about. The story was compelling and believable. I read the book whenever I had a free moment. I think of the characters still. I hope this author continues to write more novels. Readers: You are in for a treat.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars free - worth it June 2, 2012
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I kept waiting for it to snap into something more exciting. It never did. I did read the whole book, though. Pretty much just a serial romance type of thing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly amazing!
There was something of everything in this book.
Sure, it started a bit slow and the throwbacks to a past life and conversations were a bit confusing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow !
This was a free book so you really never know. As a life long reader with an average of 5 books a week I have read a lot of books in various genre. Read more
Published 1 month ago by L.L.Goss
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspensive
It actually is 5 plus. The best book i have read in sometime. I recommend to all avid readers. A great book
Published 1 month ago by Churchnana
4.0 out of 5 stars really loved this book
Was great reading, could hardly ever want to stop reading. Keep up the good work and at Christmas I will read more of your books
Published 2 months ago by Aline A Snell
5.0 out of 5 stars Six Stars for this superb work of multi-layered fiction
Kudos to Christine Whitehead for her expert crafting of a multi-layered and multi-dimensional work of fiction which I will be delighted to recommend to all my friends and anyone... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Acaciak
3.0 out of 5 stars decent story
I wasn't thrilled with the book and felt it was a little all over the place but it still held my interest and I wanted to know what happened. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Christina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!!
This book gets to you from the start. It is so alive with description. It makes you think you were there. It makes you laugh and cry at the same time. Read more
Published 3 months ago by aFox.
5.0 out of 5 stars Complex and Beautiful
I wasn't sure I'd like this one, but I have never been so glad to be wrong. Once I started reading it, I was driven to continue right up until the end. Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Great book. I detest most romance n novels, but enjoyed every page of this one. Characters were likable and complex, and character development was satisfying.
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!
WOW! I am so glad I read this book! Amazing story of two people, one trying to get over a tragedy, and one not knowing if they would ever find true love. Read more
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I'm a life-long resident of New England and a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. I attended the University of Connecticut Law School and have practiced divorce law in Hartford, Connecticut for over twenty-five years. My books always have dogs and horses and romance in them as all three are my passions. My novel Tell Me When It Hurts is about second chances and healing.

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