The truth can be as deadly as any weapon.
Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea, Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee's close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.
Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend - a man struggling with his own demons - to help her find her daughter and identify the killer before he strikes again.
Before all evidence, the truth - and Jaymee's daughter - are lost.
Tin God is an action packed romantic suspense/psychological thriller featuring a strong woman determined to find a demented serial killer and find justice for her child.
©2013 Stacy Green (P)2014 Stacy Green
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Wow! Never expected this one to be so good! I love southern fiction, and this one is set in Mississippi, smack in the middle of the Bible belt . . . and sadly but truthfully, a place that is full of believers . . . and hypocrites galore. And just like in Tin God, they are not always easily identified by outward appearances. Jaymee Ballard gave up her baby girl to adoption several years ago, coerced by someone she trusted, when she was just seventeen. But she has never given up on finding her. Jaymee only told one person in Roselea, Mississippi about her daughter . . . now that person has been murdered. Four years earlier, Jaymee's best friend, Lana, who was trying to help Jaymee find her daughter, was also murdered. Are the two murders connected? As the search for the killer progresses, the little town of Roselea comes unraveled . . . and evil is found in unexpected places.
The story is outstanding! This is a novel that's impossible to put down. It's gripping right from the start and keeps the reader thinking trying to figure out who the murder is!
I think the revelations about Jaymee's past are intriguing. I can't list too many memorable moments without giving away some of the exciting plot twists in the story, but I can guarantee there are MANY great moments!
I haven't listened to Johanna Fairview before, but I really enjoyed her narration in Tin God. Her delivery was even with a good flow. She has a bit of a husky/southern accent which added character to the dialogue. I found her very easy to listen to and enjoyed the audio version as much as I enjoyed reading this in paperback.
Sometimes a small town can hide big secrets.
Sometimes a small town can hide big secrets, and taking on one of their "golden boys" can be a dangerous move. Jaymee, however, is willing to do whatever it takes to find her stolen daughter and Nick is willing to do the same to avenge his wife's murder. When more people start dying and more children are missing, it's up to Jaymee and Nick to solve the mystery or to die trying ...
This book was incredible from start to finish. The characters really blew me away with their depth and vulnerabilities and strengths. The chemistry, the heartache, the mystery, the suspense, and the surprises made this book impossible to put down.
Jaymee Ballard is a young waitress in a small town. Estranged from her family and abusive father, she works hard in the hopes of saving up enough to right some of the past mistakes in her life- including losing her daughter. Her plans fall apart when people she knows start dying and the secrets of her past can no longer be ignored.
Nick Samuels is a reporter that has buried himself in work over the past few years since his wife's death. Overcome with grief and guilt he hasn't been able to move on. When he receives a cryptic note in the mail reading "I just murdered your wife...again" he packs up and heads to Roselea, Mississippi to see what information he can find on the murderer. What he uncovers is a tangle of corruption and lies that goes much deeper than he could have imagined.
Riveting, exciting, with surprising twists, this is a book that will stick with the reader long after the final chapter.
The lead character, Jaymee. Her situation seems hopeless, yet she is determined to do the impossible. Jaymee is strong and independent. We need more heroines like this.
They mystery is a good one. The outcome is not easy to predict.
This is the first performance I've ever heard of Johanna Fairview's. I felt she did very well. Her Southern accent felt authentic and not hit-you-over-the-head Southern. Her voice is rich and full of wisdom, and grit when necessary. She seems to thoroughly enjoy herself with the baddies in this book.
Although at first I felt her voice was too old for young Jaymee, I soon realized it was a perfect fit for a heroine who has been through so much life in too short a time. Jaymee is hard edges and cynicism. I feel Johanna captured that.
Yes. I can't elaborate because it would spoil plot points, but I'll put it this way. Jaymee makes a selfless and epic decision that few others would make in her position. It really touched me.
Stacy Green is quickly becoming one of my favorite indie authors.
Todd W. Brown
This is well outside of my normal genre. However, I have read the likes of Nora Roberts and Jodi Picoult as I try to hone my own "That Ghoul Ava " series and I will say now that this book holds its own against the heavyweights of the genre.
This is first and foremost a suspenseful drama. Yes, there is a "romance" element, but it is not forced. There are some twists and turns in it, and the ultimate climactic finale reveal of the "bad guy" was a shot to the gut. I am always amazed at how a writer can string in subtle clues along with the obvious misdirection that keeps the reader guessing.
Ms. Fairview was outstanding. Great voice and wonderful pacing throughout.
I love Stacy Green's Lucy Kendall series, so I thought I would try this series out. It started a little slower than I expected, but once it grabbed my attention I didn't want to stop listening to it! I thought I had it all figured it out, but there was still a little surprise for me at the end. This was a great mystery to listen to! The narrator did an excellent job with all of the different voices and the southern voices.
I don't rate too many novels with a five across the board but this one deserves it. I didn't want to stop listening to it. I was annoyed if interrupted. 😀. The narrator was perfect for the story. Wonderful!
This book does go on and on. The author shouldn’t have made it 404 pages. You could take 150 pages away and it would be an interesting story. I did find myself skimming a lot and I hate that.
Jaymee doesn’t make a bit of sense. She lives in a rundown trailer park, in a trailer that has no air conditioning, she has no car and no extra money to speak of but she wants to find the daughter she gave up for adoption 7 years before and bring her home. Really? I realize it was an illegal adoption but she doesn’t seem to care that her daughter, Sarah, might have a good life. The thought process was totally ridiculous. And Nick encouraging her was just as stupid. He should have been trying to talk some sense into her.
And then we’re back to feeling guilty over having sex, and feeling like he was being unfaithful to his wife, who had been dead for 4 years. And Cage, who also wants Jaymee, trying to make her feel guilty about her sleeping with his dead sister’s husband. Just got stupider and stupider. Anything to add to the page count, no matter how nonsensical it is.
This was a good story as far as the murders went, and trying to figure out who did it, BUT the story around Jaymee and Nick and Cage was not good at all.
Overall, I did enjoy most of the book, as wordy as it was, but I’m not sure I’ll move on to the next. There’s just so much crap to get passed before you get to something worth reading.
Everyone was a sweaty mess ALL the time. A blue jay was flitting around, not different kinds of birds, just a blue jay, and someone was always grinding their teeth AND someone was always biting the inside of their cheek or their lip until it bled. THAT is never going to happen. Before you write about someone doing something that stupid you should try it yourself. Believe me; you’ll stop long before it bleeds.
I gotta tell ya’ I was so surprised at who the killer was I just couldn’t believe it. What a great twist. That made the book worth reading.
The attraction between Nick and Jaymee, and the sex itself was very vanilla so if you’re looking for hot and steamy you won’t find it here. It was a pretty good mystery but I wouldn’t call it a romance.
Oh, and there was swearing and the F-bomb was released 2 times. And there was a lot of unlikable characters in this book, but I guess it had to be in order for you to have so many suspects.
As to the narration: She was all that kept me listening, really. She did a fantastic job on everyone’s voice. She did especially good on all the men’s voices. I would listen to her again and again.
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