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The Woman [Kindle Edition]

David Bishop
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* #1 BEST SELLING MYSTERY AMAZON eBOOK (MARCH 2012)
* MANY MONTHS ON THE AMAZON LIST OF BEST-SELLING MYSTERY SERIES

There are approximately one-hundred-and-sixty million women living in America. This is a story of just one woman. As the story unfolds Linda gradually learns that some people do deserve to die, but that she is not one of those people.
Linda Darby is a seven-year divorcee, living quietly in a small let-the-world-go-by beach town on the coast of Oregon, who day trades for a living. Her only close friend is a widowed elderly woman who manages a small consulting company, which, as is later discovered, never has visitors, sends and receives its business correspondence only by courier, and is not listed in any phone directory. No one in town knows what kind of consulting the company does, but the rumor is that whatever they do is done for the government.
Linda doesn’t date local men. When her celibacy grows intolerable, she visits nearby towns to frequent the watering holes of successful men. Her motto: No relationships. No second dates. No use of her real name during one-night stands.
Then one evening, Linda goes for a walk and nothing for her is ever the same. She is dragged into an alley by two men, but saved by a third, a stranger who disappears as suddenly as he appeared. The next day she finds out the two men in the alley had been killed, the town’s first murders ever. The following day she learns that hours before she had been dragged into the alley, her close friend was tortured and killed. The next night, she awakens several hours after going to bed to find a man sitting in her bedroom, watching her.
In the days that follow, events stretching all the way to the nation’s capital change who Linda is, what she thinks, and how she will live the rest of her life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 472 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (19 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005VIR5IQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #144,238 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was born in Washington, D.C. From there my life likely mirrored that of a lot of my readers. We moved around. I got some education. Played some sports, and got some more education. Prior to becoming a novelist, I worked as a financial analyst determining the value of companies. But let's talk about my current and final career, writing mystery novels.

As a writer, I conjure up occurrences designed to quickly bring the story to a roiling boil. Along the way, I invent people. Victims and villains and heroes are needed, as well as a supporting cast. I make these people fun and interesting so you will welcome them and introduce them to your friends. Primary characters need habits and tics and talents, the qualities that bring them to life and make you love them or hate them. You'll want to see them humiliated or hunted down, be sucessful or seduced.

My mysteries offer you the opportunity to be challenged to find the villain from among the suspects. Clues as large as a log or as tiny as a bump thereon are salted throughout the stories. There are distractions in the form of false clues, called red herrings, which point to someone other than the real villain.

Take a journey with me. Laugh. Hold your breath. Cheer. Boo. The characters are rich and the plots are grabbers. I promise that you'll be glad you came along. Some people don't like golf or chocolate or even a hearty laugh. But I'll bet you like some of those things and I'll bet you'll like my mysteries.
Yours very truly, David Bishop

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2.0 out of 5 stars The Woman 2 Dec 2012
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Started well but was disappointing overall. David Bishop would be better sticking with his financial and technical writing from now on!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Woman by David Bishop 17 Sep 2012
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Linda Darby was just an ordinary woman, who lives in Sea Crest, Oregon a nice quiet sleepy town near the ocean. When Linda is attacked by two men a mysterious stranger comes to her rescue and drives her safely home. The stranger warns Linda not to go to the police, that the authorities can not be trusted. Later the taxi turns out to be stolen and it is reported that two men have been found murdered. Could this be the two men who attacked Linda? Just who was Linda's mysterious hero? Did he kill the men?

Linda has no idea why she was attacked and when her good friend Cynthia disappears and is missing could this be connected to Linda's attack and if so who would want to target her? What follows is a game of cat and mouse and Linda must stay ahead of the game if she is to survive.

This is a brilliant easy to read murder, mystery suspense thriller of a story that is written really well in a fast pace that keeps the reader intrigued. It is a real page turner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great storyline 1 April 2014
By Jb
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This was not my usual read, however it was excellent, and we'll worth the read, I thought she would have gone off into the sunset with Ryan so the ending was unexpected.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 6 Feb 2014
By tracy b
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Not my normal choice of book,but I was hooked after a couple of pages would have liked to have a bit more,at the end maybe one more chapter on,the lives after
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 20 Aug 2013
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I do not like reviews that tell the story it spoils it for the reader. The story line is good tracing the life of a woman caught up in someone else's life by just being her friend. Spoilt at times by a 'party political broadcast chapter by the bady'. But nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed it being taken along which I want from a story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Woman 19 July 2013
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I struggled with this book at first but when I got into I did enjoy it. This why I only gave 3 stars.

Linda Darby one night has two men attempt to attack her but a third person Ryan interviens and helps her escape. Ryan tells her not to tell anyone what has just happened to her. He gives her a gun and some money. Linda has one really good friend Cynthia and she has a lunch date with her but when Cynthia cancels Linda has a bit of a bad feeling about it. She heads over to Cynthia's place and finds her dead. This is where the story then really starts to take off. The man who killed Cynthia Webster tries to find more out about Linda so sends Ryan (the guy who originally saved her) back to her.

I found this book a bit creepy to start with because every man Linda cam in contact with was all mixed up in the attacking. It had you thinking that you can not trust anyone and I know this was the whole point of the book.
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