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Joan Hall Hovey Special Edition (Books We Love Special Editions - 3 in 1) [Kindle Edition]

Joan Hall Hovey

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Book Description

This Joan Hall Hovey Special Edition published by Books We Love contains three of Joan's novels.

Raised in an atmosphere of violence and unpredictability, Ellen and Gail Morgan have banded together, survivors of a booze-fertilized battleground, forming a fierce united front against an often cold and uncaring world. When their parents are killed in a car crash, Ellen becomes the mother figure for Gail.

When fifteen years later Gail is brutally raped and murdered in her shabby New York basement apartment, practically on the eve of her big breakthrough as a singer, Ellen is inconsolable. Rage at her younger sister's murder has nearly consumed her. So when her work as a psychologist wins her an appearance on the evening news, Ellen seizes the moment. Staring straight into the camera, she challenges the killer to come out of hiding: "Why don't you come after me? I'll be waiting for you."

Phone calls flood the station, but all leads go nowhere. The police investigation seems doomed to failure. Then it happens: a note, written in red ink, slipped under the windshield wipers of her car, 'YOU'RE IT.' Ellen has stirred the monster in his lair … and the hunter has become the hunted!

After nine years in Bayshore mental institution, once called the lunatic asylum, Caroline Hill is finally being released.

There will be no one to meet her. Her parents who brought her here…are dead.

They have found her a room in a rooming house, a job washing dishes in a restaurant. She will do fine, they said. But no one told that women in St. Simeon are already dying at the hands of a vicious predator. One, an actress who lived previously in her building. And others.



When artist Katie Summers emerged from a four-day coma, she remembered all too vividly the horror of that night - the terrifying dead eyes that had stared back at her in the rear view mirror, causing her to crash her car. But nobody believed her. Even the enigmatic and disturbingly attractive psychiatrist, Dr. Jonathan Shea, implied that she had made the whole thing up. Or dreamed it.

Released from the hospital, still weak from her ordeal, Katie took a taxi to her remote farmhouse on Black Lake. Darkness had already fallen. There was only the wind in the trees to greet her...and the cold and empty house.

But the house was not quite empty. Something awaited her, upstairs in her bedroom. Something with cold, dead eyes...

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1725 KB
  • Print Length: 733 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Books We Love Ltd. (21 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927476976
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927476970
  • ASIN: B00951DKJ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #548,961 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

In addition to her critically aclaimed novels, Joan Hall Hovey's articles and short stories have appeared in such diverse publications as The Toronto Star, Atlantic Advocate, Seek, Home Life Magazine, Mystery Scene, The New Brunswick Reader, Fredericton Gleaner, New Freeman and Kings County Record. Her short story Dark Reunion was selected for the anthology investigating Women, Published by Simon & Pierre.

Ms. Hovey has held workshops and given talks at various schools and libraries in her area, including New Brunswick Community College, and taught a course in creative writing at the University of New Brunswick. For a number of years, she has been a tutor with Winghill School, a distance education school in Ottawa for aspiring writers.

She is a member of the Writer's Federation of New Brunswick, past regional Vice-President of Crime Writers of Canada, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Gift Idea? 17 Oct. 2012
By Ginger Simpson - Published on
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As a 'diehard' Joan Hall Hovey fan, I can't think of a better way to gift someone with hours of entertainment, or treat yourself to something special. Books We Love has created an awesome and affordable idea in putting together three fascinating books for one low price. Trust me...Joan Hall Hovey could make a trip to the post office to buy a stamp a suspenseful and terror-filled outing. Love, love, love her work and I'll bet you will, too.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of enjoyable hours here--a bargain read! 26 Jun. 2014
By Steve Moore - Published on
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When I discovered Joan Hall Hovey by reviewing The Deepest Dark, I jumped at the opportunity to read more. This collection of three novels is a real bargain. More than that, each novel is a real gem--well plotted, interesting characters, good dialog, but a bit short on settings at times. Joan's more interested in the inner workings of her characters' minds--their humanity or lack thereof. Just remember to lock your windows and doors if you're reading these late at night and are even a little bit squeamish about the prospect that a psycho will come knockin'. Better yet, take it to the beach. A great white on the Jersey shore might be less scary and provide a humorous respite....
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 12 May 2014
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Always a pleasure and terror to read Joans' books. This one does not disappoint !! Full of twists and turns that will keep you turning pages. Highly recommend !!
3.0 out of 5 stars Good 10 Feb. 2014
By gg - Published on
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Not bad. It was a relief to see that the three in one edition was easy to read. Not too many mistakes as some Kindle books are prone to. Good job.
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