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Tumbledown

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How far would you go to protect the one you love?

Two years after surviving their ordeal at the hands of white supremacists, Alex Pascal and Sarah Kent have new identities, new careers, and a new home together. The FBI warned them to keep their heads down, and a small town in Maine seems like the perfect place to do this, until a chance occurrence sets in motion a chain of
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Paperback, 301 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by Bold Strokes Books (first published February 16th 2014)
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Jem
Feb 10, 2014 Jem rated it really liked it
This book establishes Cari Hunter as the queen of lesfic hurt-comfort thrillers. And I mean hurt in the physical sense. Her personal experience with injuries must come in handy as each of her books are liberally sprinkled with all kinds of abuses that can be heaped on a human body.

Tumbledown stars the same two ladies we met and fell in love with in Desolation Point. (Don't miss that one if you haven't read it yet). After barely surviving that book's harrowing adventures, Alex and Sarah resurfac
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Val
Oct 02, 2016 Val rated it really liked it
I liked this book as it is a continuation of 2 characters that I love and who fit wonderfully together. I didn't like it quite as much as desolation point. Not really sure why unless it's because these girls CANNOT get a break. Poor Sarah has so many things happen to her it's a bit hard to read sometimes. All in all I still enjoyed it and would certainly read any other book written by Cari Hunter.
Susanne
Apr 16, 2014 Susanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: ff-mystery
After reading Desolation Point where we were introduced to Alex Pascal and Sarah Kent and their harrowing fight for survival from a white supremacist group. We follow their story in Tumbledown. It is set after two years since Alex and Sarah survived the events that led them together. They have settled down in a small country town under the witness protection program from the FBI. Alex is back working in the police force and Sarah is training to become an EMT. Alex and Sarah are enjoying the ...more
Sunny
Mar 24, 2014 Sunny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite Cari Hunter novel so far. I really love the relationship between Sarah and Alex. Cari never makes things easy for her heroines, and this book is no different in that respect, but their love for each other is always present and keeps the reader emotionally involved in the story. There are also a few surprises thrown in to keep you guessing along the way.

I know Cari has said she's not planning another sequel, but I would love to revisit Sarah and Alex somewhere down the road.
Katherine Jensen
Oct 25, 2016 Katherine Jensen rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book and loved seeing Sarah and Alex again. The author does a great job of keeping you on edge and wondering what will happen next. She also does a great job of conveying the desperation and hope surrounding the event that these characters find themselves in. It was so good I read it in one night and stayed up til 3am, and I don't regret it for a second! I am definitely looking forward to picking up her past and any future titles!
Kennedy
Oct 02, 2016 Kennedy rated it really liked it
I have read a few books by Cari Hunter and what I know so far is that she writes intriguing thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat/couch/recliner. This sequel to Desolation Point involves the everyday life of Sarah and Alex. Not much romance but much mystery and suspense. It was just a matter of time before Sarah and Alex with their new identities would be found in their new location. The question was how? What enthralled and frustrated me the most was the general reaction of the towns ...more
Velvet Lounger
Feb 21, 2014 Velvet Lounger rated it it was amazing
2 years after their horrific ordeal on Desolation Point Alex and Sarah have everything they never knew they wanted. A peaceful cabin on their own land in small-town Maine, new directions, new names, and most of all the joy of each other brings peace to their lives. They keep their eyes open, their heads down and are always conscious that there are threats still out there from the Church or Aryan Resistance.

When a Sarah's good deeds and Alex's injury on a police raid get them mentioned in the loc
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Lissa
We were first introduced to the characters of Alex and Sarah in Desolation Point, where they were in the wilderness and being chased down by a white supremacist group. This book starts a couple of years after those events, with Sarah and Alex living a relatively "normal" life in Maine. Alex is a police officer in a small town, and Sarah is a first responder who is training to be a paramedic. They've acquired a menagerie of animals, a cabin off the beaten bath, and a new last name. Unfortunately ...more
Verechnaya
Jun 27, 2016 Verechnaya rated it really liked it
Books like Tumbledown where character go through gut-wrenching trauma (especially emotional— I can take physical, but emotional...) and disaster aren't my forte, and a few times in the beginning I felt like putting the book down on the account of how shocked and upset it made me— but there's no mistake that Cari Hunter makes a great book yet again, although I wish that Tumbledown had a more original ending, especially since it uses the very same trope as an important scene from Desolation Point. ...more
Tina Taylor
May 04, 2014 Tina Taylor rated it liked it
while I like Alex and Sarah I found parts of the story not believable. I mean witness protection and you just change your last name and keep the profession you had before. But I did like the story, man are these women strong, I was reading and thinking, god not again. Can't they catch a break, how much can a woman take? It is a good read, Hunter tells a great story, keeps me interested, has enough romance and passion for me, and I really love that Sarah is British.
Georgia
Mar 20, 2014 Georgia rated it really liked it
A worthy sequel to Snowbound. I enjoyed seeing the heroines again. I did however feel the action was wrapped up a little too speedily, and I personally felt that Quinn acted in a way that was more sinister than his ultimate treatment reflected - I felt there should have been stronger ramifications for turning into a homophobic douchebag.
Heidi
Feb 26, 2014 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Another suspense filled, story!! Could there journey be over or is there more to come? The characters have been through so much already, but I wouldn't mind another adventure with them. Exciting, and gut wrenching at times.
Ruth
Sep 17, 2015 Ruth rated it really liked it
Shelves: queer-romance
Not as initially engaging as the first book but as a sequel this works just fine in cementing the relationship between the two women and also displaying smalltown life. The writer is competent enough to make you feel comfortable from the first chapter and as a quick, easy read, this is great.
Nolly  Sepulveda
Apr 29, 2015 Nolly Sepulveda rated it it was amazing
Great story! both of these women went through so much in Desolation Point and made it out, now in this sequel they are caught up yet again in murder and mayhem with plenty of action and suspense. The secondary characters were well portrayed, happy at the outcome for Leah.
Michelle Holmes
Jan 31, 2014 Michelle Holmes rated it really liked it
Cari enjoys maiming her characters, it is definitely a book you'll finish all at once. Or you will pull an all night to finish the damn thing.
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Cari Hunter lives in the northwest of England with her wife, two cats, and a pond full of frogs. She works full-time as a paramedic and dreams up stories in her spare time.

Cari enjoys walking in her beloved Peak District and forces herself to go jogging regularly. In the summer she can usually be found sitting in the garden with her feet up, scribbling in her writing pad. Although she doesn’t like
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