Vivid imagery heightens the impact of a well-told story. It takes place a few months before the events of "By Virtue Fall," the first song in the "Shadowdance" action/ urban fantasy saga. A Reason to Live Ana was simple. Chapin. Interesting main character and premise--a homicide detective in D. C., Marty Singer, who retired after thirty-plus years because he's battling cancer---and a twelve-year-old case against a former cop, who walked because the case was bungled, key evidence was missing, etc. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Much of the book is in a list form, which gets repetitive. OK. Not bad but nothing special. One of the best books by a member of the Eighth Air Force, Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2001. Please try again. And he. I wanted Marty to kick his cancer in the ass, catch the killer/stalker, and save the day. They get help from some unexpected sources, but also make some discoveries that confuse them. There are better crime stories out there. Singer's major leaps from investigative process to full on crisis, from sleep to stalking a would-be intruder was just too much to take. For that reason, "A Reason To Live" i. I'm not a fan of crime thrillers and I never did like first person POVs. But shortly before the end, the plot got obstructed with too many complications on the way to resolution and tripped the plausibility index. Discover A Reason to Live (Marty Singer Mystery #1) as it's meant to be heard, narrated by Lloyd Sherr. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of. "Janet Crease takes us inside the mind of a child, victimised by her paedophile father who allowed fellow paedophiles to abuse and use her in the city of Adelaide." The set-up went according to a certain convention, that of the unhappily retired police detective (Marty Singer) who is sucked back into work over unfinished business with an old case. 12 years ago her mother was murdered - by a cop who walked free and then disappeared. It's almost a 3 (in GR definition: like it) but I still think there is still some gaps to be filled. It is pretty standard that the main character in any police/ private investigator type mystery has to have an issue, usually alcoholism or a recent divorce due to the pressures of the job or something similar. For example, it takes place in DC, but the story felt like it could have been anywhere in US. I suppose these one-offs are less idiotic than they seem on the surface. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. And, Well, what can you do? I liked it that much. The very best indie novels are indistinguishable from traditionally published novels - they have great characters set in a great story. Yeah. Often neglected is the story of those brave young airmen, sailors, and soldiers that must endure the daily anxiety and consequences of warfare. The very best indie novels are indistinguishable from traditionally published novels - they have great characters set in a great story. What a surprise! Please try again. Just because it was the meaning of your life for so long doesn’t mean that it has to remain that way for the rest of your life. You can try to ignore it, wait for it to go away. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Find out in the new inspirational Christian romance, A Reason to Live, book one of the A Reason to Love series by T.K. Don’t tell my man, but dinner was late a few nights because I wanted to listen to this book instead of making a glorious meal (and I do enjoy cooking). 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