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The Stranger Beside You (A Thriller) Kindle Edition

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Length: 266 pages

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About the Author

WILLIAM CASEY MORETON grew up in the South and graduated college in 1993 with a degree in Religious Studies. He is the author of seven novels, including NEVER BACK DOWN, THE SEARCH, and 72 HOURS. Moreton is a member of International Thriller Writers and lives in the Midwest where he is at work on his next book.

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  • File Size: 349 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: April 22, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XQV74A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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William Casey Moreton is the author of 6 novels. He lives in the South, where he is hard at work on his next thrilling story.

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131 of 141 people found the following review helpful By LBD on August 24, 2011
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This book needs two ratings, one for content and one for grammar. I give the content a 4. The plot and characters are believable, and the action moves along at a good pace. Some of the events are predictable, but there are also twists and turns that the reader does not see coming--especially at the end. As for the grammar, I give it a 1, or lower if I could. William Casey Moreton is in serious need of a proofreader or editor. There are numerous glaring mistakes which detract from the content. Eventually I found myself reading to find mistakes rather than enjoying the story. I have not read any other of Moreton's books, but all of them seem to receive the same comments about his lack of attention to grammar rules and spelling. You would think that after the first book was criticized for this, he would have tried to do something about it. Unfortunately the poor writing pulls the overall rating down to a 2.
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67 of 74 people found the following review helpful By D. Searle on July 29, 2011
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While I found the book to be entertaining, it difficult for me to read because of all the typos, misspelled words, misused words, improper punctuation, and overall poor editing. Don't writers proofread anymore?
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By katann23 on September 4, 2011
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In "The Stranger Beside You" Brynn Nelson is your typical wife in the suburbs, who is woken up by the FBI in the middle of the night, her husband arrested for murder. The next day she finds out that her husband has been killed trying to escape from jail. Brynn discovers her husband has been living a secret life, and sets off in search of the truth.

I gave this book a shot, despite bad reviews, because most reviewers seemed to like the story, and the major criticisms seemed entirely focused on the editing (or lack thereof) of the novel.

Unfortunately, the story is both too predictable and a bit too unbelievable, and therefore, for me at least, it did not rise above the admittedly awful grammar, spelling, and other errors on nearly every page.

I wanted to like the book, but I just can't recommend it. Even at the low price of $2.99, there are so many books out there with better plots and better writing. I wouldn't waste my time.
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62 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 5, 2011
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Beside the fact that the central thesis is impossible, this book has the worst editing I have ever seen -- maybe none. Fur trees sorround the road. Really, what kind? Mink? Because it was entertaining I will give Moreton one more chance then that is it.
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By buck on September 26, 2011
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Maybe I am too picky or too old fashioned but after reading through a quarter of this book and finding numerous errors in word use I had to put it down. Things like dose vs doze, watched vs watch etc.. They all pass spell check but definitely don't fit. The story could have been good but if the author, editor, proofreader, publisher do not want to take the time to critically read the text themselves why should I? AP English Language & Composition For Dummies
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By JoJo on September 2, 2011
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OK, this was a really great, suspenseful read but someone should have done a better job of proof reading this book. I think this book had the most errors out of any e-books I have read. Again, don't get me wrong - I totally enjoyed it and read it 3 days (and I work) but come on be more careful in the future! If those type of things don't bother you then you will love it!
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 15, 2012
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Much as I enjoyed the book the typos drove me crazy. Who edits books these days? Seems to me that my 8 year old grand daughter could have done a better job. I am a natural speed reader and it is very annoying to have my eye stop on a typo. I wonder if the hard copy has the same typos?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Baker on February 23, 2013
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It's that painful! Yes, the other reviews are right. Poor spelling, awful metaphors, and grammatical issues abound. Aside from that, which really just means you can't take the darn thing seriously in the first place, I couldn't give a flip about the characters or what happens. The plot is ridiculous and the twists are more so, but the characters are so showy to start with. Self described Wall Street bigshot, look at the fancy lawyer we know, my best friend owns the best boutique and a Porsche...ok, you've earned zero sympathy. My husband died and I'm gonna go out to lunch with my pals. Ok... I find out my BFF did something horrible, because I've become such a genius detective, yet just let them stay in my house for a while before randomly confronting her. Simple minds...
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