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Rita Herron , Tanya Eby
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25 Dec 2012 Slaughter Creek Novels (Book 1)
What happened to Sadie Nettleton’s twin sister at the psychiatric hospital all those years ago?

Sadie Nettleton fled Slaughter Creek ten years ago, leaving behind the only home she’d ever known—and the only man she ever loved. Unable to cope with her sister's madness, or the terrible secret she and her sister share, Sadie swore never to return. But when her grandfather is murdered, and her sister charged with the crime, Sadie has no choice but to come back and face the ghosts of the past...

For Sheriff Jake Blackwood, time has not dimmed the love he felt for Sadie Nettleton—or the pain of her leaving. Now that she’s back, he’s determined to help her uncover the truth about her grandfather’s death and what happened to her sister at the asylum. As their investigation leads them deeper into a world of secrets, lies, and betrayal in Slaughter Creek, Sadie becomes the target of a madman who will do anything to keep the truth buried. Jake would give his life to protect Sadie. But can he again risk giving her his heart?

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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (25 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469276453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469276458
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,372,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Award-winning novelist Rita Herron’s lifelong love of books began at the tender age of eight, when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. A former kindergarten teacher, professional storyteller, and children’s magazine contributor, she wrote nine books for Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley Kids series before shifting her focus to the adult market. Since then she has written over sixty romance novels and loves penning dark romantic suspense tales, sexy romantic comedies, and family-friendly romances, especially those set in small Southern towns. A native of Milledgeville, Georgia, and a proud mother and grandmother, she lives just outside of Atlanta. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable. 16 Feb 2013
By finalguy TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Sadie Nettleton ran from her hometown of Slaughter Creek shortly after graduation, leaving behind the love of her life, her crazy sister, and a pack of dark secrets. Jake Blackwood had been the light of Sadie's life, but there was no way to explain why she helped cover up his father's death and buried him in secret before running away. She moves to Seattle and builds a life for herself, but gets drawn back to Slaughter Creek when she gets a phone call from one of her sister's alternate personalities, just before a gun goes off. Sadie's grandfather, Pawpaw, dies of the gunshot wound, and her sister Amelia is arrested.

Jake Blackwood is the sheriff of Slaughter Creek now, so he's the first person Sadie talks to about her grandfather's death. Amelia is moved to the mental hospital on the outskirts of town, and Sadie is left to figure out what happened on the day Pawpaw died. Did one of Amelia's alternate personalities kill him, or was someone else there? It's hard to talk to Amelia, since she's so often heavily sedated, and so likely to slip into one of her alternate personalities, and Sadie's own memories of the past aren't completely clear. Then other people in town who were patients at the mental hospital at the same time as Amelia start to die, and Jake and Sadie wonder what's really been going on there.

This is an excellent thriller that raises more and more questions as the story cruises toward the climax. The romance between Sadie and Jake takes a backseat to the intrigue, but still feels authentic. My only complaint is that the last three chapters need a do-over. What had been a tightly-woven thriller descends into melodrama and Sadie gets accosted and put in danger one or two times too many by the villains.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Holds the interest and not predictable 10 Feb 2013
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The set up for this book is generally good, and this is a good thriller; it builds from a seemingly straightforward crime committed by a mentally distressed individual to a big bit of nastiness involving far too many people, with links and associations emerging blinking from the past to catch out the present.
The early chapters were less tautly written that the later ones, too much description, too many adjectives (I loved that her gran used "... dust and Lemon Pledge" to make antique wood shine! There's a missing comma methinks!), and too much twee set up - our heroine is assailed by memories of her gran tottering out with a tray of cake - yeah, yeah, I get the picture, at least she wasn't apple cheeked, with her white hair in a bun! So I thought early into the book that it was going to be a challenge to read, but I have to say, either I tuned out the style, or the writing settled down, because I soon got into the story without noticing the writing.
I got a tad fed up with our two romantic leads endless misreading of "angry eyes" and "tight expressions" - there's a lot of miscommunication and noble denial going on.
There's a really quite scary section, involving mix up between which identical twin is which that was well written, and while I sussed out one of the baddies about half way through, I didn't get who the Commander was until taken by the hand and introduced in person!
Our heroine is sorely taxed, but wins through, finally to her HEA.
There's a prequel I haven't read, Before She Dies (Slaughter Creek), and surely there's a sequel to be had from Nick?
This is a chunky book that holds the interest, isn't particularly obvious, and develops its tension throughout the book, so worth a read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little bit of everything... 21 Jan 2013
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This novel offers the reader a little bit of everything - it is a thriller, a drama, a romance, etc. The basic premise is that Sadie has to return to her hometown after hearing the news that her mentally-disturbed twin sister, Amelia, has shot their grandfather. Returning home is difficult for Sadie as it causes many memories to resurface - she had originally left town and the love of her life after her sister had committed an act of murder which Sadie and her grandfather helped to cover up. Now the evidence suggests that Amelia has killed again. Amelia's is suffering from multiple personality disorder and has been in and out of mental hospitals for the best part of her life. Now she claims that she is being mistreated in hospital, but others struggle to understand her since she cannot explain herself lucidly. Sadie finds it hard to believe that Amelia would have killed their grandfather but she has seen in the past that Amelia is capable of violence and so she cannot be certain of Amelia's innocence or guilt and since Amelia was found with the weapon in her hand, the evidence does seem to indicate that Amelia was the killer. But all is not as it seems and as the reader progresses the novel, the plot thickens.

There is also the romantic element in Jake, the town's well-meaning sheriff and Sadie's former love; things are difficult between them now since Sadie left him years ago without an explanation.She now returns with a terrible secret that she cannot share with Jake, and this causes a tension between them, but it is obvious that their love is still strong.

The author probably stretches credibilty a little too far, and those with medical know-how will probably argue that Amelia's mental state is not true-to-life, but nevertheless this is a cracker of a story with repeated plot twists to keep you on the edge of your seat as well as the endearing story of a love that doesn't die. I will be looking out for more by this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Before you go
A good gripping story a real page turner, I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this book. Looking forward to this author's next books.
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1.0 out of 5 stars An English Teacher's Nightmare
For the 1st 3 chapters I was frustrated by the appalling grammar. A sentence, certainly not a paragraph, should not begin with "and" or "but". Read more
Published 1 month ago by Silver Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Love my kindle book
I love the whole range of slaughter creek novels and can't wait for the next one to be available. I would recommend this to anyone.
Published 3 months ago by Louisa Jane Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars good
I read a lot of crime novels and have a particular preference for UK police procedurals so I often find myself working out who and why-dunnit before the author reveals it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by redone
3.0 out of 5 stars Sloppy ending
I really enjoyed this book until the fourth timely rescue by the rejected lover and the point where the ending became all too obvious. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jasper
5.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious, creepy and compelling
Twenty five years after her parents demise, grown up Sadie Nettleton returns to Slaughter Creek to lay her murdered grandfather to rest. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J Bannion
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read
This was a very easy read. Not the best book ever but ok. Ending was pretty predictable. Kept wondering just what did happen to the horses? Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jacqui Newbold
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I always have several books as backup because I read an awful lot of them quite quickly and do not like to have none ready to read
Published 4 months ago by BYMOOR BILL
5.0 out of 5 stars A great novel
Exciting and compelling right through. Enjoyed reading it immensely. So many twists and turns until the end. Highly recommended reading.
Published 5 months ago by MARION EL-QASEM
3.0 out of 5 stars I think I may be too picky...
This book isn't awful; it is just not great.

I started it; I liked the opening. Not to mention the whole plot idea drew me in. The prologue was creepy and enticing... Read more
Published 5 months ago by JoeBoBean
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