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A Good Day for Jumping (mystery and suspense on the island of Crete) [Kindle Edition]

Bev Spicer
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Book Description

Running away was always an option for Stephen Firth. The handsome son of an advertising tycoon, and about to marry May, the love of his life, Stephen Firth deserts his bride, almost at the altar, and flies to Crete, leaving chaos and confusion behind him.
Joyce Shackleton, a formidable woman and personal assistant to Stephen's father, James Firth, cannot help but be pleased there will be no wedding. Surely now she can finalise her plans for a fabulous early retirement, safe in the knowledge that disaster has been averted? However, the secret of her past life continues to haunt her, and Joyce must decide whether to reveal what only she knows. The consequences will turn many lives upside down, but she will not waver.
Download a free sample to your Kindle and travel to Crete, where you will meet Stephen Firth and Joyce Shackleton, the woman pulling all the strings.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 920 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Publisher: B A Spicer; 2 edition (2 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #452,342 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a Tangled Web... 15 Mar. 2014
By clahain
Format:Kindle Edition
A Good Day For Jumping is one of those books where, at first, seemingly unconnected people go about their lives--whether that's working hard or wrecking emotional havoc--and it's only little by little, detail upon detail, that you see these individuals are actually on a collision course. Every character has a hidden agenda, something they are either desperate to hide or waiting for the right (most damaging) moment to reveal. No one is innocent and no one gets out unscathed.

Stephen Firth seems like your average ne'er-do-well rich boy. He abandons his emotionally fragile fiance even as their guests arrive at the church and runs to his maternal homeland of Greece. But there are realities that can't be escaped. Stephen thinks he's taken back control of his future. He has no idea that there's someone behind the scenes pulling strings and keeping secrets.

Joyce Shackleton is a force to be reckoned with in the tiny professional kingdom she's created for herself over the past two decades. Her co-workers would say that her job is her life. In truth, it's only one of her lives. Despite Joyce's best efforts, her separate worlds collide in a way that she cannot ignore.

Spicer does a great job playing these and her other characters off of one another. She parses out facts in little tidbits, that may or may not mean what you think they do. This builds plenty of tension. Just when you think you understand what's going on, there's a twist. I especially enjoyed the contrast of urban/suburban London with sun-drenched Greece. Both locales were drawn in fine detail--down to the flavors of the meals and the smells in the alleyways.

A great read for those who don't necessarily need their fiction to end tied in a neat bow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good day for jumping 15 Jan. 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. It has an excellent storyline, one that you couldn't predict the ending. I would certainly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book 13 Jan. 2013
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"A Good Day for Jumping" is the third book I've read by this author. I had high expectations and I wasn't disappointed. It's extremely well written with an intriguing plot and I particularly love the way the characters are developed layer by layer as the story progresses.
Once again, Bev Spicer has produced a seriously good book and I'm looking forward to the next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally absorbing 18 Dec. 2012
By Fred
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" This clever story twists and turns, moving from Greece to London and back again, and is full of surprises.The wonderfully well drawn character of Joyce Shackleton will make you gasp. I became completely absorbed in the plot and couldn't put the book down."
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 9 Jun. 2013
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The characters were well drawn, from Joyce to Steve and May and Sarah and Roula. All very different and well described. I liked the way the story was written, jumping from one viewpoint to another. A good way of keeping the suspense going. However I was slightly puzzled by the ending (???)
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