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One Texas Night (A Romantic Suspense Novel) Kindle Edition

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Grady Sloan, Fargate's interim police chief, finds that his only witness to a brutal murder is a beautiful amnesiac found at the scene of the crime clutching a drawing. The woman claims that she is innocent, but can she remember anything that will help Grady catch the real killer? The author mixes romance and suspense with perfect aplomb in a well-crafted tale that uses a traumatic event in the heroine's past as the key to unlock the secrets she holds about about the current murder. Kurtz (Silver Shadows, Leisure, 1997) lives in the Northeast.AJC
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • File Size: 571 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: ePublishing Works! (April 22, 2011)
  • Publication Date: April 22, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00507TKRC
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sheiglagh on March 16, 2012
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It's a simple case of whodunit, but Sylvie Kurtz gave us so many twists and turns that I could not read fast enough to know what is going to happen next!

"One Texas Night" follows Grady Sloan, a small town cop running for Chief of Police and Melinda Amery, socialite, small business owner and the daughter of one of the most prominent lawyers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolex. On the outside, both look like they are very successful, but inside, both are harboring pain from their childhood, making them kindred spirits even without knowing it.

They met because of a murder in their small town of 5,000 people. As investigating officer, Grady found Melinda not far from the crime scene (she was a neighbor of Angela, the victim). First, Melinda was a suspect, but after being medically proven that her amnesia of that fateful night was real, she was treated as a witness, though Grady was slow in ruling her out as a suspect.

As the investigation progressed, tentative stirrings of love grew between Grady and Melinda, but both of them do not want to cross the line for more reasons than just propriety and that Grady was a police officer and Melinda was a witness.

Leaving no stone unturned and still coming up with a blank, Grady knew that the clue to solving Angela's murder was buried in Melinda's repressed memory. But, the more that Grady and Melinda delve into it, a different sort of nightmare comes up, way back to Melinda's childhood.

While solving Angela's murder remained the focus, understanding Melinda's nightmares is the key to everything!

***MY TAKE ON THE STORY***
Beautifully written and very intense, I actually held my breath several times while reading the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 20, 1999
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Sylvie Kurtz is a fine writer who joins the Intrigue line with "One Texas Night." Telling the story of a woman who might have witnessed her neighbor's murder, Kurtz proves that she has a great voice that deserves to be discovered. If the story ultimately disappoints, it's not because of her writing style. She has a definite way with descriptions, painting pictures with words, and some of her sentences deserve to be reread and savored on their own. The problem is, the story never goes anywhere. It boils down to little more than 200 pages of "Grady wants Melinda to remember, Melinda doesn't want to remember, sparks fly, he goes away....He returns, he wants her to remember, she doesn't want to remember, sparks fly, he goes away...Grady returns, he wants Melinda to remember..." See a pattern? Some actual plot movement begins in the last fifty pages, though it hardly matters, since those who read enough mysteries have probably figured out the identity of the villain long before. In a better book, the revelation of her neighbor's killer would have been the false ending before the more surprising, satisfying one. Alas, it doesn't happen, and it's hard to find any satisfaction with how the finale plays out. I have no doubt I'll pick up her next book, if only to enjoy some fine writing. Hopefully something will happen in that one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shannon C. on March 17, 2012
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i think that some of the parts of this book were a little too out there to be believable and some of the interactions werent totally realistic but i think the author successfuly meshed romance and crime into one book. it was a really interesting read and i definitely recommend this to people looking for a more thrilling romance story!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mindlink Educational Consulting Inc. on April 7, 2012
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Contrary to the four-star rating this book is getting, I think it's worth about two stars. The writing is definitely passable, but there is very little "action" in between the slow-moving descriptions of characters' thoughts and surroundings. Also confusing was the whereabouts of the characters ... at one time the writer describes a character "in the front yard" and, in the next sentence she is doing something in the kitchen??? The number of times the characters think the same thoughts about their situation just go on and on ad nauseum. Sorry folks, I guess if it is endless romantic thoughts and descriptions you want, this book is for you, but for me there was little substance to the story.
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By A Customer on September 20, 1999
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Sylvie Kurtz is a fine writer who joins the Intrigue line with "One Texas Night." Telling the story of a woman who might have witnessed her neighbor's murder, Kurtz proves that she has a great voice that deserves to be discovered. If the story ultimately disappoints, it's not because of her writing style. She has a definite way with descriptions, painting pictures with words, and some of her sentences deserve to be reread and savored on their own. The problem is, the story never goes anywhere. It boils down to little more than 200 pages of "Grady wants Melinda to remember, Melinda doesn't want to remember, sparks fly, he goes away....He returns, he wants her to remember, she doesn't want to remember, sparks fly, he goes away...Grady returns, he wants Melinda to remember..." See a pattern? Some actual plot movement begins in the last fifty pages, though it hardly matters, since those who read enough mysteries have probably figured out the identity of the villain long before. In a better book, the revelation of her neighbor's killer would have been the false ending before the more surprising, satisfying one. Alas, it doesn't happen, and it's hard to find any satisfaction with how the finale plays out. I have no doubt I'll pick up her next book, if only to enjoy some fine writing. Hopefully something will happen in that one.
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