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read ... Recommended ... 5 stars
During May in Alberta, Canada
Tate Barton is beaten, shot and thrown from a cliff. His wife
Faye and her lover have decided to rid themselves of both Tate
and Philadelphia police officer Sam Riven.
Before long a fallen hiker is
found by a family out for a hike. The hiker is badly hurt, but
alive. When he awakens in a trauma unit he is befriended by Marnie
Grant a physiotherapist. The hiker's memory is gone, his recovery
is slow. He and Marnie settle upon the name Luke until/if his
memory returns. Marnie takes him home, Luke has no where else
In Philadelphia Faye and Calvin continue to search for the money
they are sure Tate has hidden away while Elsie Riven and Police
officer Pete Gruber ponder what has become of both Sam and Tate.
The pair seemed unlikely friends. Tate owns clubs populated with
girls having shaky pasts while Sam is a law officer. What Tate
has done with the money his clubs and activities of his 'girls'
bring in surprise everyone and are sure to surprise the reader
as well. At last Marnie, Luke and Tate's son Tanner begin to
see a little light at the end of a very long and dark tunnel.
Talented author Fox presents
a commanding, suspense filled read in her work "Beyond Innocence".
Via the inceptive story line found on the pages of Beyond Innocence
we are offered a momentary view into a environment most of us
can only suppose. Writer Fox has set down an intensely real assemblage
of particulars fixed against an environment filled with absorbing
characters and compelling, plausible dialogue, as well as an
opulent piquancy for time and setting. The main plot is augmented
with sub plot, transitions are handled with skill. "Beyond
Innocence" is an impressive read certain to hook the reader
from the opening lines and hold them fast right down to the last
paragraph as the reader is carried along on a rollicking artifice
filled ride. Conflict presented by this clever writer moves the
tale along sustaining the book from beginning to end as the reader
tries to sort out all the deception, complicity and trickery.
Motivation for behavior of the various characters is both reasonable
and logical, the reader will find himself cheering Marnie, loathing
Calvin and Faye with equal venom, and hoping the best for Sam,
Luke and Tate. Climax of the tale is acceptable; the conclusion
presented by writer Fox is a natural outcome following the circumstances
Main characters come alive as we read. Tate Barton is a real
crumb bum, or is he? Marnie the dutiful Pastor's kid kicks loose
from the guilt ridden angst her widowed mother continues to heap
upon her in a creditable, satisfying manner. Faye and Calvin
deserve one another. Watch for red herrings. The reader may be
surprised to learn all the facts presented during the final pages.
Filled with twists and turns, plots and machination "Beyond
Innocence" is a narrative sure to intrigue the most discerning
Enjoyed the read, happy to recommend.