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Product details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (28 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 148020725X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480207257
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,222,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stranger in Town is the first I've read in the Sloane Monroe series, but it certainly won't be the last. Cheryl Bradshaw writes with flair and a page turning speed, never getting bogged down in too much detail, but always giving us a clear picture of settings and people.

To me, a book like this is only as strong as its central character. However gripping the action or original the plot, I'll quickly get bored if the characters are cardboard cutouts without depth. In Sloane Monroe, Cheryl Bradshaw has created a female PI who is real, easy to relate to, interesting and individual. Sloane reminds me a little of Kinsey Millone in Sue Grafton's Alphabet series, and that's a serious compliment. I don't mean to suggest that Bradshaw has borrowed anything from Grafton - just that Sloane is not an over the top, unbelievable character, but is someone we might feel we could meet walking down the street, natural and likeable.

Having said this, I should add that the plot is also a real plus factor, original, with plenty of twists and turns; and Cheryl Bradshaw has the knack of revealing just enough new knowledge of what's going on at a pace which kept me the turning the pages, reluctant to put the book down until I'd read, 'Just one more chapter.' And since the chapters aren't too long, this worked well - I always wanted one more.

The ending is beautifully managed, with satisfactory resolution of the main themes and a final very unexpected twist. I'm looking forward to the next one - but meanwhile, I've three former books in the series to catch up on - always a good feeling! Highly recommended.
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This book was another book I found I just wanted to read to the end from I first time I picked my kindle up.
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This was the first time I had read 'A Sloane Monroe Novel' book...I felt that I was actually there if you know what I mean...I just could not put it down, I kept turning over the pages to see what happened next....I have got another 'Sloane Monroe Novel' on my kindle to read later and will read the rest of them eventually...
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This one, the fourth in the set of Sloane Monroe Stories, is way more polished than the first three, which I got as a Kindle boxed set. It has WAY fewer errors. I really enjoyed the story too. It's about a little girl whose mother turns away to look at cards in a shop and she is snatched ! Sloane is hired by a panic-stricken father.
A couple of times I did have to suspend belief a bit but won't post spoilers. It didn't spoil my enjoyment. I do like Sloane still but she did seem a little too fickle for me in this instalment. I've not seen a fifth listed yet so I hope the author will stick with her.
The author requests any errors spotted are sent to her which I'll do....oh, there WAS a passage I did consider lifted possibly from One For The Money !! It was eerily similar !!
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Book 5. Stranger in Town
Cheryl Bradshaw.
This book will have your insides in turmoil, it grasps you from the start. It follows the PI Sloane in her case of finding 2 girls that have been kidnapped. This is the first Cheryl Bradshaw novel I have read and it won't be the last.
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A six year old girl is abducted whilst shopping with her mother never to be seen again.

Two years later a Private Investigator is hired by a man whose own daughter went missing six months before. Why this Private Investigator? Why now? Is it just that the Wyoming police are not interested or do not care?

This moves along with a good pace. There is also the fair share of twists.

From my angle it would have been a help if I had read the earlier books in the "Sloane Monroe" series. The reason being is that this is part of the "Deadly Dozen 12 Mystery/Thrillers" that I am currently reading.

By the time you reach the end of this you hope that what you want to happen will in the follow up to this.
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Book 4, in the Sloane Monroe mysteries

Although this book is the 4th in a series it can easily be enjoyed as a standalone. So no worry if you start here you will warm up to the lead character from the get-go and you will want to know what makes her tick.

When I first read the synopsis, the fiction premise based on real events picked my curiosity and at first glance the story of abducted children intrigued me so much I needed to see how the author would spin her tale and deliver it to her audience. Being my first experience with the author I didn’t know what to expect and I can now say I enjoyed this well-turned out mystery and I will keep an eye on Ms. Bradshaw from now on.

The premise in a nutshell:

Private eye (Sloane Monroe) with basic grammar skills looks for two kidnapped girls in small town, and gets cozy with the Sheriff’s son.

This is a smooth and gripping storyline that keeps a steady tempo from the opening phrases and gradually pulls one in with its vivid characters and its gut wrenching plot. The first person narrative makes the experience lively and realistic. There are no twists to talk about and one can easily see how the drama will develop and that our protagonist will save the day…..Mrs. Bradshaw made a light story out of a terrible topic so we can digest the touching subject of kidnapping, human trafficking, illegal adoption, selling of children and body parts for profit.
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