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While the Savage Sleeps [Kindle Edition]

Andrew E. Kaufman
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Book Description

Cameron Dawson's got a past he can't seem to shake, but he's hoping to change that. He's moved back home to Faith, New Mexico and taken a job as assistant sheriff. What he doesn't realize is that his newest nightmare's about to begin. Strange things are happening. People are disappearing, and for others, it's far worse …

Miles away in Albuquerque, Kyle Bancroft's life is spinning out of control. She's seeing, hearing, and dreaming things she can't explain: Flashbacks to World War II and an eerie hospital ward with locked doors, empty gurneys, and guttural screams. To make matters worse, a ghostly green-eyed girl is complicating her visions with an urgent message: Time is running out.

Kyle's otherworldly encounters are driving her straight toward Faith … and right into Cameron's life. The body count is rising, the pressure is mounting, and the clock is ticking as they rush to uncover a dangerous secret hiding just below the surface of this all-American town—one that's threatening to destroy Faith and everyone in it. A secret they must hunt down quickly … even if it costs them their own lives.


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Editorial Reviews


"Intricate and unique plot, realistic and believable characters, mind blowing twists and turns--this is what readers will get in this thrilling novel from Andrew E. Kaufman. You will not want to put it down. It is just that good." --Bitten by Books Reviews

"Andrew E. Kaufman's While The Savage Sleeps is a first-rate forensic whodunit, cleverly masquerading as a supernatural thriller. Those two aspects meshed well and kept me riveted." --Ebook Addict Reviews

About the Author

Andrew E. Kaufman is a freelance writer and author living in Southern California, along with his Labrador Retrievers, a horse, and a very bossy Jack Russell Terrier (who, incidentally, thinks she owns the place). His new novel, While the Savage Sleeps, a forensic paranormal mystery, takes place in the fictional town of Faith, New Mexico. It is currently available on Kindle, where it has remained in the top ten of Amazon's Bestseller's List.After receiving his journalism and political science degrees at San Diego State University, Andrew began his writing career as an Emmy-nominated writer/producer, working at KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, then at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles. For more than ten years, he produced special series and covered many nationally known cases, including the O.J. Simpson Trial. He also has written stories for the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the most recent of which is due out later this year.
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Product Details

  • File Size: 812 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Publisher: 47North (April 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,996 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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101 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Kindleobsessed Review August 19, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
A few weeks ago I asked my readers to "give me some sappy book suggestions." After 20 or so books with no emotional reaction I was starting to fear my sensitivity level was pretty much at a 0, (which I'm sure comes as no surprise) but after checking the list, and even reading several chapters from some of the suggestions I got... my tear ducts were still on lock-down, until this book. Who in the world would have thought a paranormal thriller (which reads a lot like a forensic thriller) would be the one to unclog the faucet.

Cameron Dawson just wants a little peace and quiet. Hoping to escape his tortured past, he moves back to his childhood home in Faith, but when bodies start piling up at the morgue, Cameron suddenly realizes his dreams of peace have morphed into the stuff nightmares are made of.

Kyle Bancroft doesn't have a clouded past... she "sees" everybody else's. Finding herself haunted by a little girl with a dark secret, her generic "Dr." life starts to spin out of control, but cryptic messages or not, Kyle is determined to come up with an answer and set her companion free... even if it kills her.

Is Kyle's mystery girl the answer to all of Cameron's question? Will Cameron even believe such a wild accusation, and if he does... is there anyway to stop his little town from tearing itself apart?

I'm going to be honest, (deep breath) I have been sitting here for over an hour trying to think of something to say about this book, a way to breakdown the characters... explain the narrative and plot sequences, but for once I am speechless. (Yes... shocker, I know) It's not often that I find myself in this situation, and it's a little unsettling, but alas... here I am. The fact is...
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Frustratingly annoying book... May 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased this as a kindle book after reading Lion, Lamb, and Hunted by the same author, expecting it to be just as good with perhaps a slightly bad ending as some other reviewers warned. This was a downright horrible book and I would never recommend this to anyone. Period. I read a ton of mysteries/thrillers/crime-solving books and they are easily my favorite genre of book because I like being fed fractions of detail in each chapter that makes me feel like I'm invested without resolving the overarching mystery that keeps me hooked.

This novel started off promising as others have mentioned, like the beginning of a CSI episode, but by 60% through the book (and this according to my kindle percentage), it was still just describing random mystery deaths without a single detail revealed about any of it. All the characters sounded so incredibly idiotic, especially the 2 main deputies. It would go from murder to murder and all the cliffhanger chapter endings would go something like, "and they knew they had to find the missing suspect because all the answers lie with him..." suspense...and they would just never follow up on anything. No suspects would be recovered, no further details revealed, and the police force would keep talking to one another like they found some amazing, case-breaking detail, but it would just be some really obvious fact they should've known by at least the second case. I also agree the female character was SO weak and unnecessary; she truly added nothing to the story except some random creepy factor that hardly explained anything. I literally cringed at the interaction between her and Cameron. Really? Just terrible. The dialogue probably annoyed me the most, though.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful and Scary! June 21, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Kaufman keeps the reader's attention with compelling characters integrated into a spine tingling narrative. He has created a plot that grabs your attention from the very first page. A terrific coupling of forensics and the paranormal. Indeed an impressive piece of work for a first novel. If you like to have the bejeebers scared out of you, read this book!
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53 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Expectations set too high December 21, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I hadn't heard of Andrew Kaufman or his book until he followed me on twitter a couple of weeks ago. I looked at his twitter account, read the reviews here, and figured it was probably worth $2.99 to see what all the buzz was about. It's rare to see a book with over two dozen reviews and 5 stars overall.

If the book hadn't been built up so much by the reviews here, I suspect I would have been happier with it. It's a good book -- an interesting resolution to a murder mystery in formerly calm Faith, New Mexico. But from reading the reviews here, I would have thought this was The Best Book Ever! Not so. While Kaufman writes well (I enjoyed both the characters and the plot), I kept finding little nitpicky grammar errors or odd dialogue or just a strange sentence that I'd read three or four times, think, "Hm," and go on. But those things pulled me out of the story regularly enough that I found myself not enjoying it as much as I wanted to.

I'd like to see more from Mr. Kaufman. There are certainly some original thought processes at work here, and that's to be applauded. I'd give this 3.5 stars if I could (minus 1 star for all the times I was pulled out of the story, minus a half star for my blown expectations).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoyed it.
Published 11 hours ago by Charmane Lowe
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed reading the book
I really enjoyed reading the book. I found a few oddities or what I considered odd. I suppose if kyle had tried looking up the little girl as soon as she learned her name and... Read more
Published 19 hours ago by Theresa Glavin
2.0 out of 5 stars Mott that interesting
Seriously could not read beyond the fifth body. Writing style was good but I did not want to pursue the storyline.
Published 3 days ago by Slaney
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
I thought it was written well and I liked the plot twists I had a feeling where it was going though still really good
Published 7 days ago by Janice Stinnett
2.0 out of 5 stars I didn't like it. It didn't flow well for me in ...
I didn't like it. It didn't flow well for me in the end, just wasn't happy with it.
Published 12 days ago by Sandy L
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Love Andrew Kaufman. His writing keeps you on your toes.
Published 14 days ago by Marge
5.0 out of 5 stars curious blend of genres but the book works
I enjoyed this a great deal. There are two parallel stories going for quite a bit. There is a new assistant sheriff in Faith, New Mexico who is having a lot of very strange cases... Read more
Published 15 days ago by carol irvin
5.0 out of 5 stars Those books were so good..
All I can say is WOW!! I don't know how Andrew can possibly keep his story lines straight, when they twist and turn and intermingle the way they do!! Read more
Published 27 days ago by Erica Szegda
3.0 out of 5 stars not pleased with the ending
It was ok, not pleased with the ending.
Published 29 days ago by Craig Decker
4.0 out of 5 stars IT'S A REAL PAGE-TURNER. But today I have this ...
IT'S A REAL PAGE-TURNER. But today I have this nagging headache because I was reading it until the wee hours; was able to get only a few winks. Read more
Published 2 months ago by reading-in-metro
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More About the Author

Andrew E. Kaufman: Author of Psychological Thrillers

Andrew is a broadcast journalist-turned-author, living in Southern California, along with his Labrador Retrievers and a very bossy Jack Russell Terrier who thinks she owns the place.

He was named one of the highest-grossing independent authors in the country when his total number of books sold pushed well past the six-figure mark. The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted was on Amazon's Top 100 for more than one hundred days and went on to become a #1 international bestseller. His first novel, While the Savage Sleeps, made the Top 100 as well and was number one in its genre, passing up two of Stephen King's current releases at the time. His success resulted in an international, dual publishing deal with Thomas & Mercer and 47North.

Andrew is also a contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, where he's written about his battle against cancer and the subsequent struggle to become a recognized author.

After receiving his journalism and political science degrees at San Diego State University, he began his writing career as an Emmy-nominated writer/producer, working at the CBS affiliate in San Diego, and then in Los Angeles. For more than ten years, he produced special series and covered many nationally known cases, including the O.J. Simpson Trial.

Andrew is represented by Scott Miller, Executive Vice President of Trident Media Group in New York.

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