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The Man in the Boat [Kindle Edition]

Cheryl B. Dale
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A lakeside cottage is a peaceful place to consider divorce.

Until a man, drunk or stoned, slams his boat into the bank right beside Steve (Stephanie) Early. But he's neither drunk nor stoned. His face is beaten and his shirt bloody. He's near death.

“Emily,” he gasps.

When Steve runs for help, man and boat vanish.

Back home, she asks her husband about Emily. Mark doesn't answer; he's concealing something from her. Which is the whole problem with their marriage. She's lived with his emotional detachment for six years because she loved him—still loves him—but no more. Divorce is inevitable.

A home invasion that night validates her decision. Even if she finds temporary safety in Mark's arms, she can't trust him. Especially when armed strangers pursue them.

To survive, they must figure out the connection between the man in the boat and the men who threaten them. And maybe, along the way, if she and Mark can be completely honest with each other, they'll get one last chance to save their marriage.

Product Details

  • File Size: 385 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing (March 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JW8L94
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good read...looking for more July 2, 2012
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A friend recommended MAN IN THE BOAT and I'm so glad he did. It has great characters and an interesting story. I loved the location of the mystery. Being from Georgia, I was able to vividly visualize the settings. Anxiously awaiting her next book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Man in the Boat June 21, 2012
By rita
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Mysterious plot. Just when you think you know what's happening, you find out you didn't. Lots of twists and turns. It is a well written book and very enjoyable. You can tell the author knows about the area where the action takes place - very realistic in that sense. Thumbs up for me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Man in Boat July 8, 2012
By Marty
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This book is centered around problems of communication between individuals, in this case between husband and wife. It reminds me a bit of Rebecca, with a wife afraid that her husband is hiding a dreadful secret. I enjoyed the plot twists and would recommend it to readers who want their mysteries to come with a touch of romance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice read June 1, 2012
By mary
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The plot moves along, from the time the man in the boat disappears, to the time the heroine Steve realizes her husband Mark knows more than he's saying. She's in love with him but never feels he's completely open with her. Even when she goes further than she intends and they have sex, she can't fully trust him because he never reveals what he's thinking.
When Mark finally confesses the truth about the man in the boat, they still don't know what's going on. Then the man in the boat turns up dead, and they must fight off home invaders and follow different threads of the mystery to unravel what he wanted to tell them.
I did dislike one part but I won't say what because it'd be a spoiler. But it has to do with the dog. This kept my attention all the way through, but that spoiler made me not want to give it five stars. So four and a half, but rounded up.
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Shares a home with her guy and two cats, one of which enjoys reading with her. The other watches TV with the guy.

Dislikes cooking, cleaning, gardening, et cetera and uses writing as an excuse not to do them.

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