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Winter winds off the Atlantic have turned the tourist mecca of Seaside Creek, New Jersey, into a ghost town. Dr. Christina Paxton, however, is growing accustomed to living with ghosts. Recently widowed, the emergency room physician has returned to the shore with her young daughter, house-sitting a sprawling beachside Victorian home. One night, her two-year-old calls her by a name that makes Christina's blood run cold and sends her thoughts spiraling back 30 years.
Deeply unnerved, and certain someone else is in the house, she flees with her child into the cold night, only to come face-to-face with Chief Harris Bowers, a former classmate with whom Christina has a complicated history. Now divorced, Harris hopes to mend their past, but Christina is wary of being played for a fool again. As threats emerge, Christina and her small family find themselves in grave danger. It seems there is no one she can put her trust in - least of all herself.
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|Listening Length||12 hours and 5 minutes|
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|Audible.com Release Date||September 13, 2016|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #299,789 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,995 in Psychological Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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Renee Bowers (BFF, Harris’ ex-wife, unemployed) along with her son Jacob (1½) came every day to babysit.
Christiana works at a satellite clinic in Bridgeport. Gina is the RN.
Prone by the same frequent noises at night Christina frequently called Chief Harris Bowers (Seaside Creek PD, former classmate, ex-lover, divorced, retired military MP, PTSD) to come investigate what she thought was an intruder. Even Max (dog) was quite curious.
He had actually been on a stakeout because Walt Anderson (neighbor) had been recently attacked.
Officer Aleksandra Zarzycki (Polish, SCPD), & Officer Frank Fiorelli (Italian, SCPD, retired military MP, Iraq) came to help with the investigation.
Someone had messed with Christiana’s Mercedes, because it would not start.
Lilly on occasion called her mother Kaydee-Mommy (Katie). How did she know that childhood nick name?
Why was Officer Marco Del Vecchio (SCPD, CSI) being sent to Pittsburg, & then Baltimore for?
Fast forward Christiana’s house was engulfed in flames. The SCFD was on the way.
While on a stakeout at her house Officer Frank Fiorelli had been murdered.
Christiana in a panic had lost sight of Lilly. Harris had found her & brought her to safety.
Max did not make it.
The 2 were taken to the hospital for observation & released.
Lilly got a new puppy Maxie.
Guess what Officer Marco Del Vecchio found wondering around lose Max (Greyhound).
What was Harris questioning Annie (Christiana’s younger sister) about?
Elizabeth “Liz” Wallace (Christiana’s adopted mother) had been murdered.
Mr. Walt Gunderson (83) had been assaulted also.
Officer Aleksandra “Alex” Zarzycki & Harris went to see Reginald Edgewood (city councilman, Frank’s brother-in-law), & Molly Edgewood (mother) about their son Eric Edgewood (Frank’s nephew). He was brought to the station for further questioning.
Will the murders or assaults be solved?
What about Christiana & Harris relationship?
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A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. Wow, a very well written mystery book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a large set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great mystery movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.
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Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
Harris Bowers is scarred, both inside and out. His hero status means little to him, because rather than pride for those he saved in a crazed bomb threat, he feels guilt about those he wasn’t able to save. He also feels guilt about the way he treated naïve Christina when they were eighteen, and when Harris had “…the conscience of a kid too green and too pig-stupid to realize that revenge was a blade that cut both ways.” I love this line. Now, as chief of police of Seaside Creek, Harris must protect the woman he finds he still cares for, in spite of their awkward and hurtful past.
Thompson never lightens up on these two damaged characters. The action starts on high, and revs up from there as it tangles with deep emotional intensity. A cast of complex characters weave the fast-paced plot into a tense and spooky mystery that will keep you guessing what’s really going on, and whodunit until the very end. I made the mistake of starting it during a busy work week filled with social commitments, and as readers so often do, gave up sleep to finish it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
I've never been to the Jersey Shore, but I could see the town, the boardwalk, and the abandoned lighthouse. We have had a scorcher of a summer, but I could feel the chill of winter, and the bone chilling cold spray of the ocean. I could also smell the coffee from the wildly expensive coffee maker that came with the house. The coffee maker was one more character in the book and I'd really love to know if it exists outside of the book. It sounded like heaven.
I can't tell you how amazing, suspenseful, and delightfully creepy this book was. It is full of twists and turns...just when you feel like you've got the story figured out, it does a little side step and slips between your fingers. Imagine house sitting in a fancy and deserted neighborhood, when you wake up at 2:30 and hear your daughter say, "Murder me. Bad people." That is just the beginning....literally.
If you are considering this book, buy it and read it. The Off Season is a book that compels you to read way past your bedtime and ignore your adult responsibilities. After I finished, I ordered the beautiful trade paperback so I could keep it on my bookshelf.