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River Rising

3.47  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Ellie Coleman wants justice.

Her father Aaron was viciously assaulted by Robert Lee Maggard six months earlier, and she is obsessed with making sure that Maggard pays, and pays dearly.

Robert Lee Maggard wants revenge.

He meant to kill Aaron Coleman, but came up short. And now Aaron's daughter is pushing his trial forward, a trial that he thought he'd avoided with a plea barg
Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published January 14th 2012
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Dana ****Reads Alot****
Not a book i normally would pick but after a chapter i was hooked. Definately glad i gave this a chance. I thought it would be full of violence but only mildly so. One dangerous pyschopath seeking revenge on an employer who he thought in his mind wronged him.this was also a story of a father and daughter coming together again after a brutal attack against her father.
Mar 09, 2015 Kimberly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kimberly by: Bookrooster
This book has a tremendous amount of potential. While the suspense begins to build from the first page, I felt it fell flat about halfway through. Maggard was a strong villain, believable and fairly fleshed out, though I would have enjoyed more focus on his psychology and less on descriptions of trees and buildings and rivers and boats. That goes double for our two protagonists. Aaron was an interesting character, and I feel much more could have been done to bring his story alive emotionally. I ...more
Faye Heath
Jun 14, 2012 Faye Heath rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I finished it in two quick sittings. Despite some rather dismal editing in the process of creating the eBook (read it on Kindle) the storyline is gripping, may I even add nail-biting, fun. I was whipping through those pages as fast as my little finger could tap the screen.

Is it Literature with a capital L? Nope. Is it entertaining? Yes. Does it get your heart pounding? Oh hell yeah. This would be the perfect audio book for a road trip and I really hope
Cassandra Hemesath
Jun 08, 2013 Cassandra Hemesath rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
About halfway through, this book lost me. Up until then, I thought it was superb. It just fell on its face and I couldn't hold interest any longer.

I felt things became bogged down with too much detail, and detail described instead of shown. There is potential to this story, it just needs some work and development to keep my interest.
Ellayne Elias
Sep 16, 2012 Ellayne Elias rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A real page turner. I couldn't put it down. Some editing issues (I read it on Kindle), but I'm learning to ignore these as they are quite frequent, especially with Kindle bargain books. This was a terrific read.
Richard Ross
Apr 22, 2013 Richard Ross rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've truly enjoyed this book. It's got excitement and drama from beginning to end. The suspenseful ending was a bit surprising, but thoroughly satisfying. I'll be looking for more books by this author.
Kathy Worrell  ツ
Jun 21, 2016 Kathy Worrell ツ rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
I expected the story to be a little more scarier and intense than it actually was presented in the synopsis. I probably wouldn't recommend it to my friends or family.
Feb 14, 2012 Melody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story has potential. However, the dialogue felt awkward and the story seemed a bit underdeveloped.
Doreen Dalesandro
Kindle freebie, 09/13/12.
Jul 15, 2012 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
kept my interest, loved it
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Kevin Kearney is an award winning writer living in Santa Cruz, California. He studied at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop.
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