Sunday, 10 February 2013
#291 (#9 of 2013) - Long Time Coming ~ Edie Claire *NEW AUTHOR
Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her...
Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after--determined never to come back. But when her father's illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.
Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can't identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises--Jenny's erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny's horrendous death--and Joy's own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed--and the childhood friendship she treasured--now suddenly seem very much alive...
Purchase / Length etc:
Kindle I purchased it as a freebie, at the time of this post going live it is still free.
Originally published in 2003 by Warner Books (Warner Forever).
* * * *
Exceptionally well written story, with loveable characters and an easy empathy level.
I have to say that I don't read that much Contemporary Fiction, and never under usual circumstances read anything labelled "Suspense", however it was another free read picked up at Amazon, so I thought I would give it a go as it was stilled tagged as a Romance.
It turned out from page one that it was a real page turner, and I just couldn't put it down. Not to say that you should think that it was alll high drama, there was the ghost element, but at no point did I find it worryingly so.
All in all a 5+ stars for this, and I would actively seek out anything by this author. Best of all people, as at the date of publishing this review it is still free on Amazon, and I'm not sure as it's certainly worthy of paying cold hard cash for.