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Deep Water Paperback – December 9, 2013
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About the Author
Ronald Paxton was born in Richmond, Virginia, and grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He and his wife moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1995. Ronald is retired from a career in the financial services industry and has been writing seriously for the last five years. His short stories have been widely published across the Internet. Ronald's writing is character driven with a strong sense of setting. "Winter Songs" is his first novel. He has recently completed his second novel, "Haven." In addition to his writing, Ronald is an avid reader, runner, and beachcomber. Visit his website http://www.ronaldpaxton.webs.com Follow him on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ronald.paxton.3 He welcomes feedback from readers. His e-mail address is: email@example.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
This author drew me in, once again, in the very first pages. Salem Matthews IV suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and not only do you know the nightmares he experiences, you FEEL the nightmares! Paxton has a unique way of drawing emotion from you. This is the second story I've read of this author and it's the second time he had me guessing all the way to the end for the solution. This novel has a bit of romance, mystery and suspense, and a whole lot of good story telling! I gave it a 5 star rating because it's good; it's darn good. Highly recommended and eagerly awaiting more from Ronald Paxton!
Salem Matthews would return from 20 years in the Army Special Forces to face reality of his parents untimely car accident deaths. It would leave him with a 3 story home but alone facing nightmares and panic attacks from his military involvement. This is a story in which an encounter with Krista would change it all for Matthews. As their relationship grows so too does trouble on the homefront demand immediate attention. Matthews lakefront home would be the envy of Realators and Developers but the real question will surface as to who is the culprit placing threats on his property.
Author Paxton will tour you into the dysfunctional lives of Salem's Uncle Harley Graves, Julie Rhodes a hard working prostitute, and the life and fate of Sheriff Tim Mays. Reserve your judgement until the very end however because key players and issues do not always turn out as you would expect. Some lives, you will discover, can resurrect from the ash heap to hope while others deemed as losers and judged immensely can surface as personal memorable icons.
Of the many books I have read, I would classify this as a "hope restorer". It has a flair of darkness but on the horizon overlooking Shenandoah Mountain Lake will spring new found hope for a better tomorrow. Don't allow your "dark times" to overshadow the possibilities that may lie ahead.
This fictional novel has life principles you will not want to miss. A tremendous book by a talented author, I give it a high 5 star rating.
‘Deep Water’ is a delightful step into a bachelor’s life, allowing the reader to picture himself in a similar situation, relishing how various setbacks resolve themselves. Although the book revolves around a typical scenario where bad guys wish to procure something they want regardless of cost or impact on lives, and Matthews must extricate himself and Karson from the predicament, Ronald Paxton handles the topic with skill, managing to retain the reader’s interest. I would have enjoyed more emotional interaction between Matthews and Karson, but that did not diminish my appreciation of what Ronald Paxton provided. I look forward to sampling some of his other novels.
Perhaps Ronald Paxton and I are kindred spirits, or perhaps he’s just a great writer, either way let me just say that the first book in the Salem Mathews series is “gripping” and “engaging” to those who want to immerse themselves in a good drama. Deep Water will draw you into each scene as though you are one of his characters. You’ll walk the pristine mountain landscape and find yourself gazing at the lake at their base. You’ll develop camaraderie with Salem as though you’d shared a hooch together in Viet Nam or found shelter in an outcropping of rocks on the rocky hillsides of Afghanistan. You’ll soon wish you could meet him and share an afternoon visiting.
The good guys are not all knowing super heroes and the villains are not easily recognizable as you work hard to sort out who is who as the story begins to come together. I like the way Mr. Paxton develops his characters into people just like those whom you and I know, everyday folks filled with everyday problems and joys. Another seemingly seamless five star effort worth both your time and money.