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Needing recommendations for good thriller books!

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Posted on Apr 23, 2015 4:47:10 PM PDT
J.M. Brown says:
Pretty Maidens All In a Row. Here's the synopsis.Mary Elizabeth Grange, also known as Beth to her friends and family, leads a happy, normal life in the small town of Oceanview, Florida. An only child, she has everything that she would ever want or need.This includes the love of everyone that surrounds her, even her music teacher, Jack Ashton. Though he is ten years older than her,he notices her and can't stop himself from falling in love with young Beth. He remains professional and is nothing but her teacher, adoring her from afar.
Then she is noticed. Her lanky, developing body and her childlike ways do nothing to dissuade his hungry eyes and his needy imagination. She glides through life happily but to him she becomes everything. Every flip of her long curly ebony hair, every smile, every gesture speaks to him as he quietly moves in the shadows. Richard's small, inconsequential world narrows even further. Real life recedes and fantasy, like a blazing fire, consumes him.Unbeknownst to her, he follows, taking pictures and taping them to his shabby walls. She becomes his whole world as he is drawn into deeper psychosis with the voice in his head slyly advising him, telling him what to do in order to achieve his ultimate goal.
He jealously looks on as she forms relationships, hating her best friend and believing that she as well as everyone around her is poisoning her. He dreams of rescuing her from all of the `evil forces' that surround her. He fantasizes of buying a sports car and driving up to her and he has no doubt that she will willingly step inside and be with him.He knows,she will love him then and give herself to him, and she will be his forever.
When his many pictures in his locked room are discovered by his drug
dealer brother, the ensuing teasing gets ugly and the normally docile Richard explodes into a murderous rage. After his brother is dead, Richard discovers his stash of drug money, which much to his glee,opens up opportunity for all of his dreams to come true.
Richard's and Beth's worlds collide in one brutal and obscene act as he brazenly flings reality aside and allows the delusions to totally devour him. By pure accident Jack, tries to intervene, is badly injured but gets help.
Her world destroyed, Beth must fight for her very sanity. Then at the farthest end of her nightmare and many miles away, happiness and normalcy are finally within her reach. Living in Newfoundland, Canada, she is older, in nursing school, and finally in love with her beloved teacher, who now lives In New York City.
Much to her bemusement, she starts to receive flowers from a secret admirer. Things start to take on a darker tone and she senses anything but affection from the gifts being left to her. Unbeknownst to her, Jack is receiving packages also and when she finally discovers this,a macabre picture starts to form.One which ties her to a vicious serial killer in her home state who is slaying young women. All of which look enough like her to be her sisters.
Sensing the killer is getting nearer by the day,Beth, with the help of her fiance and a New York city cop, who is his older brother, must go back. Go back not only to her home state of Florida, but also to that day so long ago to face demons from the past. To face the person who is killing her over and over. To find the man who hates her enough to carve the name of the nursery rhyme that her father always sang to her on the bodies of the slain girls. For she will be the last pretty maiden that he will hunt......

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2013 7:38:06 PM PDT
If you are the author of The Chosen Ones (The Gifted Series) (Volume 1), you shot yourself in the food with your "promotions" all over the thriller forum. If you are a friend or relative of the author, you hurt a loved one and if you are "just" fan, you accomplished the exact opposite from what you intended. I lost count on how many times you mentioned this particular book within a very short time but I also lost count on how many readers have decided to place this book on their "never-buy" list after all this spamming.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2013 10:38:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2013 10:40:55 AM PDT
UBU says:
I'm pretty sure promotion is supposed to have a positive impact on potential customers. Spam never works. It just ticks off potential customers, and what you did was above and beyond even a normal amount of spam. Not to mention, it's against Amazon's forum rules. Notice all of your wonderful "promotion" posts have been deleted by Amazon.

Way to go!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2013 12:03:28 AM PDT
Cphe says:
No.....that's being biased.

and why many, many readers no longer come here......

Multiple spam posts across many threads helps no one.

It just puts readers off.

An excess of $7.00 for a book, where 2 out 3 reviews are suspect?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013 10:58:28 PM PDT
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joodge says:
Who is the author of The Return???

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 2:36:26 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 12, 2013 4:29:07 PM PDT
Cphe says:
@John M and TBond,

It's difficult to take those recommendations seriously when you've promoted them across multiple threads.

Which thread are they applicable to?

Recommending your own work is a bit biased don't you think?

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 1:50:37 PM PDT
TBond says:
The Return
5 stars Night Owl Reviews
The Return is the first in a series about the Christian prophecy of the eventual return of Jesus. I found the book to be a fascinating read, well-written and engaging. While it is similar to The DaVinci Code, it is at the same time quite different. I give this book 5 stars and encourage everyone to read it.

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 1:07:15 PM PDT
Here's a suggestion...and it's free right now!

I like to think it is a well-crafted, intriguing and action-packed read, with realism, but restraint in language and untasteful scenes that many readers will appreciate.

Ultimate Deception (Ultimate Jensen Novels)

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2013 8:48:35 AM PST
More spam. Reported.

Posted on Mar 9, 2013 8:11:05 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 27, 2013 5:38:03 PM PST
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Elizabeth says:
SJ Watson's "Before I Go to Sleep" was a page turner, as is "Still Missing" and "Never Knowing" by Chevy Stevens. Also try Gillian Flynn's "Dark Places" and "Gone Girl". There's also a series from several years ago by David Wiltse. His protagonist is John Becker. May be hard to find, but if you can.....definitely highly recommended!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 9:31:07 AM PST
when does a real person rec a book five times in an hour?

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 9:07:11 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 15, 2013 6:09:55 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 15, 2013 5:48:41 PM PST
THEY DIE ALONE is a noir crime story set in 1934 Chicago. Ross Duncan, the protagonist, is not a detective or policeman; he's a world-weary bank robber with a conscience. He is no saint, but he's trying to right things as he moves between rival mobsters and eludes the early FBI. There's a girl he wants to save, and partners he needs to satisfy. I'll warn you: this is a hardboiled, violent story, but has at its core a theme of redemption built around a Biblical passage that Ross Duncan stumbles upon as his partner lays dying. This is a new series!

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N. Gargano says:
I love this series...wonder why it is not more popular, I would hate to see the publishers give up on it!

I noticed this was not next to the post I replied too. Therefore makes no sense. I was talking about the Starvation Lake series. Great books.
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