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Barbara Taylor Sissel

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Barbara Taylor Sissel writes issue oriented, upmarket women’s fiction that is threaded with elements of suspense and defined by its particular emphasis on how crime affects the family. She is the author of six novels, CROOKED LITTLE LIES, SAFE KEEPING, EVIDENCE 0F LIFE, THE NINTH STEP, THE VOLUNTEER, and THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was raised in various locations across the Midwest and once lived on the grounds of a first offender prison facility, where her experience, interacting with the inmates, their families, and the people who worked with them, made a profound impression and provided her with a unique insight into the circumstances of the crimes that were committed and the often surprising ways the justice sys
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Crooked Little Lies

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Evidence of Life

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The Volunteer

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Safe Keeping

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Description: Six years after he vanished, Livie Saunders’ lost love Cotton O’Dell reappears, tearing open old wounds. Livie wants answers. Cotton, newly sober, wants forgiveness. Then Livie learns the truth and her world shatters. In one reckless moment, Cotton destroyed their future and devastated another man’s family. Now consequences hang over his head like an anvil. Caught between love and loss, mercy and revenge, Cotton is ready for the ninth step. But will he live to take it?
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“Honey, you can get happy in the same shoes you get sad in,”
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“Tara said, “Sorry is such a useless little word.” “It’s better than nothing,” Lauren said. “Sometimes it’s all we have.”
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“This was the place where they lived, on the dark, unraveling edges of doubt and lost faith, love that was uncertain.”
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“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
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“When you follow your bliss...doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else. ”
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“She couldn't change who she was, and she no longer wanted to, even if she could. She knew that who you are is a stone set deep inside you. You can spend all your life trying to dig that stone out, or you can build around it. Your choice.”
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