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Coldwater Revenge: A Coldwater Mystery Kindle Edition
COLDWATER REVENGE is an atmospheric mystery/thriller that takes place during a ten day period in the Fall of 2002. The setting is a small upstate New York town with a centuries-long tradition of live and let live smuggling across the lake it shares with French Quebec. Murder suspects in a place turned inward by history and geography are of necessity friends, lovers and even family. The brother detectives of COLDWATER REVENGE face difficult moral choices when it appears the killer may be someone close to them. Especially when one begins to suspect the other and the catalyst is an ex-girlfriend they have in common.
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"From the first page, I was drawn into Jim Ross' captivating novel, Coldwater Revenge. More than a crime novel over the death of a local boy who ran with the wrong crowd, this story has layers in the depths of its characters. The warmth between Tom Morgan and his brother as they work to investigate the murder adds a touching humanity to the story, and the care with which Tom nurtures his neurodiverse nephew brings the dynamics of this family alive on the page. It doesn't stop there. Ross imbues the many characters in his setting with rich backstory that comes out in the present. In the hands of a lesser writer, the intensity of the different sub-plots might overwhelm the main story, but Ross deftly brings all the story threads together in a gripping read. This is a book not to miss!" - Vanitha Sankaran, author of Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages
"Author James A. Ross grabs you and keeps you spellbound as this fast-paced thriller plunges into the icy depths of a dangerous lake on the Canadian border, and two brothers reconnect to solve a crisis which grows from a murder investigation into potential international terrorism." - Lenore Mitchel, author of DYING TO RIDE
"Coldwater Revenge by Jim Ross is a testament to how great mystery stories should be written; with grit and style, and with unnerving characters that blossom into palpable genre-representations that foil each other marvelously with each new page. Detailed and vividly conceived, there's little doubt the story takes its readers to a place of intrigue where it's near impossible to gage an outcome, and instead we must let it come, sometimes suddenly, while praying that there will continue to be more left to read. To call it a page-turner would be an understatement." - Josh Michael, Associate Fiction Editor, Mud Season Review--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B08ZVZMHSD
- Publisher : Level Best Books (April 27, 2021)
- Publication date : April 27, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1059 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 262 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #35,964 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I would recommend this for readers 16+. Looking forward to the next book.
Characters are well developed and continually surprise us with back story reveals that don’t distract from the main story’s flow. As in his first novel, Ross skillfully juxtaposes informative, plot-moving dialog with poetic imagery in his descriptions. For example: “Thirty feet behind the boat, the blue/black water erupted in foamy spray and rainbow prism. A gray cylinder the size of a man’s leg broke the surface and whipped the water into foam with a tail as wide as a catcher’s mitt.” Now that’s a fish!
“Coldwater Revenge” is the first of three mystery/thrillers and I’m definitely looking forward to these next two works! Five stars.
Coldwater Revenge is a great murder mystery with a touch of thriller thrown in. It kept me guessing until the end. I highly recommend it!