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Continuance [Kindle Edition]

Marta Tandori
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When seven-year-old Ethan du Maurier, only son and heir of New York City real estate tycoon, Alexander du Maurier, disappears during school recess, the FBI quickly determines that his disappearance was an abduction. Within hours of a special news bulletin airing nationwide, the FBI’s hotline is inundated with anonymous tips relating to sightings of a little boy matching Ethan’s description outside a historic Savannah building, now a newly-renovated eatery. The FBI quickly assembles a task force and searches the premises but instead of finding little Ethan, they stumble upon the century-old remains of what appears to be a murdered man hidden in a pirate’s tunnel under the historic building.

With her restaurant on temporary lockdown pending the FBI’s forensic investigation, owner Annie Eastwood researches the history of the building she inherited, hoping it will shed some light on the identity of the murdered man, but what she uncovers are bits and pieces of a horrible scandal that nearly destroyed the du Maurier family over a century ago. With hopes for Ethan’s safe return dwindling by the hour, Annie finds an unlikely lead in an old classified ad from a Boston newspaper which connects the events of the past to the present-day abduction of Ethan du Maurier—and to the identity of his abductor. Determined to rescue little Ethan before time runs out, Annie quickly realizes that the boy’s abductor will stop at nothing—even murder—in order to exact his revenge.

About the Author

By the time Marta Tandori reached fifth grade, she was an avid reader and writer with a stack of short stories collecting dust in a box under her bed but it wasn’t until she began studying acting in her early twenties at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York that Marta realized acting wasn’t really her passion – writing fiction was. What followed was years of writing workshops as well as correspondence courses in writing for children through the Institute of Children’s Literature in Connecticut. She credits the award winning author, Troon Harrison, as the instructor who helped her find her literary voice. Marta’s first work of juvenile fiction, BEING SAM, NO MATTER WHAT was published in 2005, followed by EVERY WHICH WAY BUT KUKU! in 2006. With her more recent endeavors, Marta has shifted her writing focus to “women’s suspense”, a genre she fondly describes as having “strong female protagonists with closets full of nasty skeletons and the odd murder or two to complicate their already complicated lives”. To learn more about Marta, visit her blog, The Marta/Kindle Project at http://martatandori.blogspot.ca.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 433 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484123301
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Marta Tandori (17 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CF61YJI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #369,641 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story 22 Jan 2014
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Excellent story, told over two periods over 100 years apart, with all the thread coming together. Really enjoyed it, and would highly recommend it
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3.0 out of 5 stars A free and easy read! 13 Dec 2013
By Ginger
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This was a free book and after reading previous reviews I thought I would give it a go. I liked the time shift from past to present to tell the story. It's an easy read to fill in a few hours even if the story seemed a little rushed and some aspects not fully explored. Interesting about the use of Chinese labour to build the railways something I'd like to discover more about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 30 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Marta Tandori never fails to deliver. And Continuance delivers with style.

Two mysteries, over 100 years apart, yet somehow connected. Love that know no boundaries. Avarice and greed great enough to tear down empires.

When a skeleton is found in a tunnel behind the wall of Annie's restaurant on opening night, effectively shutting her down, Annie decides to do a little research on her building. Her research not only takes her back to 1905 and how life was for the new immigrants to our country, and the rich who were already established here, but it also leads her to the father of a young kidnapping victim. Alexander Du Maurier is the great, great, great....grandson of the man who once owned the warehouse that Annie's restaurant is in.

What possible connection could there be between a 100 year old murder and a kidnapping that is still going on today? What could a body found in a warehouse in Savannah have to do with one of the premier families of Boston?

From New York, to Savannah, to Boston and Miami, this story is a veritable journey through history.
The immigrant community, the slums and the fight to survive is compared vividly to the lifestyles of the rich with their parties, cotillions and balls. We are taken to a railroad camp in Florida where we meet some Chinese immigrants and learn some of the horrors that they had to live with in order to survive here in America.

Layer upon layer, and plot upon plot this story will keep you going right up until the end. Very enjoyable.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  76 reviews
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly what I thought it would be 27 April 2013
By eitak - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Based on the book's description, I thought that the novel would focus on a missing child and the investigation to find him. Certainly this is the highlight of the work. The author did a great job at capturing how a little kid talks and thinks. As a result, that storyline was suspenseful and interesting. I was surprised therefore to discover that the kidnapping is mostly a framework for the child's ancestors and their romantic relationships and business dealings.

There is still intrigue and crime in the family members' lives. The way immigration was depicted seemed realistic, and those parts of the novel were fascinating. Even though I didn't expect to read about the difficulties of Chinese immigrants, for example, those moments were enjoyable. Those characters were also likable and described in detail.

If there is one flaw with the book, it has to be the way all of the storylines mix together. Specifically there are times where a character in the present reveals that a character in the past dies or murders someone. Although there are some twists in the plot, it's still a letdown to know how a storyline will end beforehand.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love it. 30 April 2013
By bertiejf - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Marta Tandori never fails to deliver. And Continuance delivers with style.

Two mysteries, over 100 years apart, yet somehow connected. Love that know no boundaries. Avarice and greed great enough to tear down empires.

When a skeleton is found in a tunnel behind the wall of Annie's restaurant on opening night, effectively shutting her down, Annie decides to do a little research on her building. Her research not only takes her back to 1905 and how life was for the new immigrants to our country, and the rich who were already established here, but it also leads her to the father of a young kidnapping victim. Alexander Du Maurier is the great, great, great....grandson of the man who once owned the warehouse that Annie's restaurant is in.

What possible connection could there be between a 100 year old murder and a kidnapping that is still going on today? What could a body found in a warehouse in Savannah have to do with one of the premier families of Boston?

From New York, to Savannah, to Boston and Miami, this story is a veritable journey through history.
The immigrant community, the slums and the fight to survive is compared vividly to the lifestyles of the rich with their parties, cotillions and balls. We are taken to a railroad camp in Florida where we meet some Chinese immigrants and learn some of the horrors that they had to live with in order to survive here in America.

Layer upon layer, and plot upon plot this story will keep you going right up until the end. Very enjoyable.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing - with echoes of the past catching up to the future 17 May 2013
By Jan Heart - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
By coincidence, I just finished reading Tess Gerritsen's The Silent Girl. Being compared to Gerritsen is a great compliment, and in this novel I found not only echoes of the same story, but also another author who can clearly write good novels.

The story takes you from the past to the present a number of times, with clear messages being left to the reader on how important the past can be. I found it all quite captivating, moving, and imaginative. It's a well crafted book that leaves the reader with a number of intriguing questions to be answered as you read through the events in this story. A skeleton found in a secret passageway, a rich man's son kidnapped, this story has several events and elements that keep you guessing what will happen next. This is my second Marta Tandori novel and it won't be my last.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uncontinued 28 Jun 2013
By Diane Indseth - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It went on and on and I was never sure who was involved or where I was. There was a good story in there somewhere but I just wasn't able to be held in one place long enough to say that I enjoyed the story.I became more and more irritated by it with each change of time and/or place. I wouldn't tell anyone else this was a good read.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure I like this or not 11 Sep 2013
By Phoenix - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Intriguing. Lots of historical facts. And although it keep me interested it was choppy. It went from present to past and I wasn't always sure where I was. I agree with another reviewer that the sex was certainly not needed and actually took away from the story. I think this had great potential and I won't call it a failure but it missed the mark!
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