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This Time You Lose [Kindle Edition]

Chris Stralyn
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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What would you do if street thugs invaded your home? What if you're a daycare provider, caring for a dozen children at the time? Lisa Kaamp, a most unlikely heroine, faces just such a nightmare in This Time You Lose, the suspense driven story of one woman's struggle to survive when she and the children she cares for become victims of a home invasion gone terribly wrong.

Lisa Kaamp operates a small childcare business out of her home in Nogeksum, Michigan. Highly respected and known for going the extra mile for her daycare kids, she thinks she's handled every daycare emergency possible. But nothing prepares her for the horror she now faces.

Lisa finds herself bound and gagged, four strange men in her home, and the daycare children held hostage in the next room. Terrorized by her captors as the authorities work to meet the ransom deadline, she tries negotiating with the men for the release of the children, but soon realizes they have no intention of letting anyone go.

With the deadline approaching, Lisa must do the unimaginable to protect the children and get everyone out alive.


***On September 1, 2012 This Time You Lose was named a Top 5 Finalist for The Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books 2012 Award.***

***In 2008 This Time You Lose was named a finalist in the TNBW Strongest Start Novel Competition. Four months later it earned the distinction of being a TNBW Readers Choice Top Ten Novel, and has remained on the Top Ten list ever since.***

About the Author

Chris Stralyn never intended to be a writer. Short-order cook, security guard, safety officer, childcare provider, and teacher were all titles she’d worn – but never writer. Then she entered an essay contest for “The Worst Vacation Ever” and won. Writing became her new hobby, and soon she had several articles in print with local publications. This was followed by a short story, The Khaki Pants, which was published by RDR Publishing in an anthology that went on to sell over a million copies. A suspense thriller was her next undertaking, and in 2008 This Time You Lose was named a finalist in the TNBW Strongest Start Novel Competition. Four months later it earned the distinction of being a TNBW Readers Choice Top Ten Novel, and has remained on the Top Ten list ever since. Chris Stralyn continues to put pen to paper in her endeavor to appease the Muse within. She lives in Michigan with her husband and family.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2348 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Stralyn; 1 edition (11 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006KWKOEE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #152,459 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I never intended to be a writer. Short-order cook, security guard, safety officer, childcare provider, and teacher were all titles I'd worn - but never writer. Then I entered an essay contest for "The Worst Vacation Ever" and won. Writing became my new hobby, and soon I had several articles in print with local publications. This was followed by a short story, The Khaki Pants, which was published by RDR Publishing in an anthology that went on to sell over a million copies.

A suspense thriller was my next undertaking, and in 2008 This Time You Lose was named a finalist in the TNBW Strongest Start Novel Competition. Four months later it earned the distinction of being a TNBW Readers Choice Top Ten Novel, and has remained on the Top Ten list ever since.

I continue to put pen to paper in my endeavour to appease the Muse within. I live in Michigan, USA with my husband and family.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding tension 2 Jan 2013
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This is the story of a burglary that goes horribly wrong.

Lisa is a daycare owner and a much liked person in her neighbourhood but things take a turn for the worse when her home is invaded one night.

Brilliantly written story which is full of tension and has very likeable characters (especially Lisa & Jeff).

Well recommended book for anyone who enjoys a good tense,action packed thriller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This time you lose 8 Nov 2013
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A very Tense from the start to the finish! A fantastic read! So wish it had been longer though! Cheers
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5.0 out of 5 stars One sitting was all it took 19 July 2013
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Once I started reading this book, I really could not stop. It was gripping from page one and the suspense was maintained all the way through. I agree that the heroine took an unbelievable beating but reading books like this is about escapism.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 11 Feb 2013
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This was a good read, even though the heroine is too good to be true, but aren't they all? Exciting and good value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good 7 Feb 2013
By Fends
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I really enjoyed this book, you did not know which way it was going to go. Well done to Chris Stralyn.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a page turner 6 Feb 2013
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had me hooked from the first page although it was hard to believe that the heroine of the story could sustain the beating she took
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5.0 out of 5 stars Liked this a lot 3 Feb 2013
By Arth
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Good plot good characters . Just kept on reading this and could not wait to get to the next chapter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast! 24 Jan 2013
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I felt as if I'd held my breath while reading this story until the very end - phew - not being sure what was going to happen next. It was certainly fast-paced, filled to the brim with action and extremely well-written. I also thought it was a wonderful exploration of what constitutes as evil - and Lisa found it in spades.

That's all I will say about the plot, I don't give spoilers, but if you like suspense and to sprint along with the characters at a an amazing pace, then you'll love this tale of right and wrong and how to be strong in the face of such wickedness.

Recommended.
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