Start reading While You Were Dead (Black Fire Book 1) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

While You Were Dead (Black Fire Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

CJ Snyder
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: £3.78 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

WINNER: Readers' Crown contest for Best Romantic Suspense. To be qualified to earn the coveted prize, a book (published in 2011), must score higher than 8.0 on twenty questions provided to six randomly selected reader judges. This year's winners were the best of the best!


Lies have consequences…

Twelve years ago, Max Crayton had no choices. Honor bound to hunt a traitor, the government declared him dead to the outside world. He completed his mission, but lost the only woman he ever loved and a child he never knew existed.

And so does breaking a woman’s heart…

Max was her life, her very heartbeat. After his death, alone and haunted by a dangerous past, Kat Jannsen made the ultimate sacrifice to keep their daughter safe.

When Kat discovers Max is alive her carefully constructed jigsaw puzzle life is torn to pieces. But an old enemy has been watching…waiting to strike. As the danger mounts, she has nowhere to turn but to Max. She can trust him with her life, but does she dare trust him with her heart?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 786 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006PTW9WW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #274,798 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars while you were dead 15 July 2012
By honey
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I can recommend this book I bought it to go on holiday but once I started I did not put it down till the end will buy more by CJ Snyder
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to read number 2 12 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this book and it certainly got better throughout the book. THe characters are easy to get to know and I think the second book will flow more as the background work has be done through this book. Can't wait to read the next one.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars None 9 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. i didn't want to put it down. Very entertaining. It's been on my kindle for a while, wish I'd found it sooner.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous book 15 May 2013
By e jones
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a brilliant book. I read it over 3 days (it would have been quicker but I had to work and feed my kids). It kept me gripped from the start to the end. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars romantic action thriller 5 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm not normally an action crime reader, so I guess it was all new to me, but I did enjoy this book a lot. The characterisation was the best part for me. Max, stubborn and strong; Kat, intelligent and loyal; and most of all the little girl, Lizzy, who could have a spin off book all of her own. I enjoyed the fast paced storyline, even though the opening chapter was a bit confusing (I have the same problem when I watch action films!). I'm not sure quite how plausible Kat's decision at the start of the book was, but she had to make it, or the rest of the story wouldn't have worked!
I read the last quarter of the book in a single sitting, because I just couldn't put it down. The shock betrayal was a surprise to me. I never really did figure out why the betrayer went to such elaborate lengths as they did to achieve this result. But maybe that's because I don't normally read this genre, so I don't know the 'rules'.
Set up at the end for a sequel. I don't think I'll be reading it. I was happy to leave it where it ended!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced, romantic thriller 11 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed the character of Max, his hidden past and his love for the women in his life. As the plot unravelled I couldn't put my kindle down. Read the whole thing over a few peaceful hours. Will definitely be looking out for more of this authors work.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book I Have read for a while 6 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A really good story,couldn't put it down,even better that it was free,will definately get some more of C J Books.One of the best books I have read for a while.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard To Put Down. 2 April 2013
By foz5125
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A free e-book, so pleased I 'bought' it. The story was very good, had to put it down to get some sleep, then picked straight up the next morning with my cup of tea.
Really enjoyed it, will be looking for more by the same author.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category