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From a talented new name in crime fiction comes a gritty tale of how far we'll go to protect the ones we love.

Everyone says the Elders family are nothing but cheats, thieves, and convicts - a fact 19-year-old Jamie Elders has been trying desperately to escape. She may have the natural talent of a poker savant, but her dreams of going pro and getting the hell out of the tiny town of Blind River, New York, are going nowhere fast - especially when she lands in a huge pile of debt to her uncle Loyal. 

At Loyal's beck and call until her debt is repaid, Jamie can't easily walk away - not with her younger brother Toby left at his mercy. So when Loyal demands Jamie's help cleaning up a mess late one night, she has no choice but to agree. But disposing of a dead man and covering up his connection to the town's most powerful judge goes beyond family duty. When it comes out that the victim was a beloved athlete and Loyal pins the murder on Toby, only Jamie can save him. But with a dogged detective on her trail and her own future at stake, she'll have to decide: Embrace her inner criminal, or defy it - and face the consequences.

©2018 Gale Massey (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Excellent!

Such a good story! Not a thriller but so so interesting. I really enjoyed the narration of the poker games. Perfect narration throughout and a fast moving tale with characters that you feel like you know. A down-on-her-luck story about a teen girl who has to fight and claw for everything she gets. One of my favourite reads this year.

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Page-turner!

Enter Jamie Elder’s gritty world of poker and all its trials, tribulations, and heartbreak. What, you’re not into poker? Neither was I, but Gale Massey draws you into Jamie’s world and soon you’re wondering how exactly DOES her felonious mother pull that ace so deftly off the bottom of the pile when she’s dealing to a judge, a cop, and a giant who is sporting a dazzling Super Bowl ring. This novel captivates. Its twists, turns, surprises, multi-faceted characters, descriptive narration, and multiple points of view all work together to make this a zinger! Highly recommend!

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A little slow to start but worth the wait. Once you are hooked you can't stop.

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