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AWARD WINNER! Best Thriller & Best Audiobook - 2014 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards

"Thompson has written a story that will grab you on multiple levels...a story of undying love in the midst of tragedy...of blood vs. water...a story of one man's struggle with ethical and moral fortitude...not just a book to read but to linger on. Thompson will have you guessing who the good guys are up till the last page. A great book for both the romance and the mystery lover." ~ J.M. LeDuc, Suspense Magazine

"The Mistaken is a first-rate thriller full of hair-raising twists and turns..." ~ Kevin O'Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author of DISTURBED and TERRIFIED

"Thompson gives us a heartbreaking look into a man's mind when his hunger for revenge leads him into a destructive, dangerous chain of events, and follows the nail-biting path to his redemption." ~ AL Jackson, NY Times Bestselling Author of TAKE THIS REGRET and LOST TO YOU

"Thompson is a rare new talent in the thriller genre, combining an intelligent and well-thought-out plot with complex and relatable characters that will give readers the white-knuckle reading experience of their lives! Do not miss this book! I am a fan for life!" ~ Lisa Regan, Award-winning author of FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER

"A deliciously slow burn that builds to a ferocious crescendo, Nancy S. Thompson's THE MISTAKEN kept me riveted until the very last page." ~Jennifer Hillier, author of CREEP, FREAK, and THE BUTCHER

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Tyler Karras is an honest man, a transplanted Brit living the American dream, but his charmed life takes an unexpected turn when his brother, Nick, is coerced into joining ranks with San Francisco's Russian mafia. Ty intervenes to secure Nick's freedom, yet only succeeds in incurring their wrath. With no choice but to accept Nick's new life, Ty returns to his own, but his dreams are dashed when his wife, pregnant with their first child, is killed, the victim of a reckless crime.

Despondent and bitter, Ty macerates his grief in alcohol. From the depths of the bottle screams a voice, howling for vengeance. His target is a stranger, the woman who drew his wife toward her death. He doesn't know her, but he'll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay, for a deal has been struck with Nick's Russian associates, Nick's freedom for hers, enslaving her into a life of sexual bondage. But as Ty moves forward in a cloud of alcohol, he mistakes the wrong woman for his intended victim, and now all his plans have gone straight to hell.

With his eyes made clear by the stark reality of his mistake, Ty is driven, compelled by remorse and a relentless sense of guilt to make amends and protect Hannah Maguire, the innocent woman whose life he has derailed. He vows to keep her safe and out of the Russian's hands, but they're holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal and turn over the girl. Once again, he must fight to free his brother, miring all three lives in further jeopardy. But Ty can't do it all, save the girl, his brother, and his own soul. One of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.

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  • File Size: 1039 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing (December 9, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 9, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009R3SYC2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #282,843 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nancy is the double award-winning author of two dark romantic thrillers, The Mistaken, her debut, and Leverage, the sequel. She is a California transplant currently living in Seattle, Washington with her husband and son, their giant snow dog, Jack, and his kitty, Skye. Besides moonlighting as a freelance editor, she also has her own interior design business within the model home merchandising industry. When she's not writing, editing, reading, or designing, Nancy keeps herself busy by cooking and baking.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Liz on June 8, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
**** 5 Bloody Fantastic Stars ****

The Mistaken was far from a mistake. Wow! What a great change of pace... a FAST one at that... This debut novel by Nancy Thompson did not disappoint. In fact, I was blown away knowing this was her first novel ever written. Everything just flowed seamlessly. This mysterious and suspenseful plot held my attention from the very beginning to the very end. This book had you turning those pages, having "on the edge of my seat "moments and just overall losing track of time (in a good kind of way).

The cover alone gives you a hint of what you are about to experience--a rollercoaster ride of twists and turns. The MCs were a great group to read about introducing Tyler and Nick Karras (brothers), Jillian Karras and Hannah Maguire.

Tyler as simply handsome. Heartbreakingly perfect, every part of him, save his twisted soul.

Tyler Karras was the "Good" brother; follow the rules, and life will work out just fine. On the other hand, his brother, Nick Karras was the "Black Sheep", break the rules, see what happens, take the risks and suffer the consequences.

Jillian was the love of Tyler's life, his everything... until tragedy struck full force.

Nick Karras was involved with the wrong crowd. The Russian Mafia to be exact. Things were spinning out of control because certain ends of the bargain or negotiations were not fulfilled and it had a devastating effect on Nick's family.

As mentioned in the synopsis, Tyler's soon-to-be wife was ripped away from him in the most tragic way possible. Tyler wanted vengeance against the ones involved. Tyler and Nick formulated a plan that completely backfired.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 15, 2012
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This book is amazing. It is a non-stop thrill ride that will keep your pulse pounding and keep you turning pages well into the night. Meet Tyler Karras. He has a great life. Until he doesn't. Karras' entire life falls apart before his eyes, sending him spiraling down into a hell of despair and self-loathing. When his brother Nick, who has ties to the San Francisco Russian mafia, suggests a despicable plan to exact revenge on the woman who inadvertently robbed Tyler of everything, Tyler readily agrees. In an alcohol and grief-soaked haze, Tyler mistakenly targets the wrong woman, Hannah Maguire. Although Tyler comes to his senses and realizes that revenge is not the panacea he was seeking, the realization comes too late. He has already plunged himself, his brother and now an unsuspecting Hannah deep into the seedy, violent underworld that is ruled by the Russian mafia--and the mob does not forgive and forget.

What I especially loved about this book is how Thompson deftly handles the plot twists. I never saw what was coming next! I read a lot of thrillers and I can usually predict the course of a novel by the second or third chapter. It was exceedingly refreshing to read a book that kept me so enthralled and actually made me gasp aloud. All the incredible twists were not what I expected and for me, that made this book very original. I love a book with good, unpredictable twists in its plot that reads well and keeps you turning pages even when you should be doing other things! This book does that.

What I also love about this book, among other things, is that it is fast-paced and wildly entertaining and it also has depth. This book is not just a run-of-the-mill man-and-woman-in-jeopardy thriller. It asks how far would you go?
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By LolaKayLove on October 31, 2013
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WOW, what an PHENOMENAL BOOK!!!! In fact, it's one of those books I wish they would make into a MOVIE!!

This book was recommended to me and it is one of the few recommendations I have been grateful for because I don't think I would have ever come across it on my own. That thought saddens me too because WOW this book was PHENOMENAL!

It took me a while to read this book simply because I was reading it with a co-worker. Had I not done that, I probably would have read it in 24 hours. It was that addicting once you got past all the necessary development chapters. Let's be honest, there are some books that need this and this book is one of those so whatever you do, DON'T GIVE UP reading this book. Keep at it!!!!

I will admit that I was everywhere on the emotional scale. I'm not going to lie. I was crying many times throughout the book and gripping my kindle so tight in many others from the suspense. Yelling at characters was another common occurrence while reading this.

Now I am not going to lie and say that this is an easy read. In fact, I think it might be just the opposite. The matter of the book is deep as you can guess. What is even more scary is that this type of stuff does happen. So while I may seem dark right now, please don't let this deter you from reading it.

So what makes this book so wonderful? Well, the writing is outstanding. With each chapter you get a characters point of view so you are not left guessing what is going on in the minds of another character. LOVE IT!

The detail and thought behind this book. I'm not kidding when I say that this book would make FABULOUS movie. It has all the elements for a great action packed, mystery/suspense, with a hint of romance. WOW! I mean really what more could you ask for a in book.
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