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Will the truth set you free or get you killed?
Mary Elizabeth and Charlie’s marriage is fading away as Charlie tries to just get along and Mary Elizabeth struggles not to disappear completely. A murdered teenager is discovered at the local teenage hangout on a bluff high above main street bringing back memories to Mary Elizabeth that she would rather forget but may hold the
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Published October 1st 1993 by Nimrod House, Incorporated
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Emlyn Chand
Will the truth set you free or get you killed? That’s what Martha Randolph Carr sets to find out in her classic thriller Wired.

I’ve had the honor of working with Martha on a bit o’ publicity as she attempts to re-launch Wired almost 20 years after its initial release. “I want to bring Wired to a whole new generation, one that wasn’t reading yet when the book first came out,” says the ever-inspiring Ms. Carr.

What can you expect from Wired? Other than suspenseful bliss?

It’s a cross between Fried G
Bri Clark
Oct 20, 2011 Bri Clark rated it really liked it

Mary Elizabeth and Charlie’s marriage is fading away as Charlie tries to just get along and Mary Elizabeth struggles not to disappear completely. A murdered teenager is discovered at the local teenage hangout on a bluff high above main street bringing back memories to Mary Elizabeth that she would rather forget but may hold the key to saving an entire town. But when the bodies keep popping up everyone must struggle with feelings of guilt, shame and redemption.


Now those that read this
Oct 27, 2009 Sue rated it liked it
Good, fast-paced book.
Pamela Mason
Oct 17, 2011 Pamela Mason rated it really liked it
Mary Elizabeth has a secret.
A big, bad, hairy secret that won't stay quiet.
All the myriad joys in her life - a baffled husband who loves her, an adorable child, neighbors who stand guard, but don't pry, a garden lush in bloom, and a special friend full of patient wisdom - can't stand up to the

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secret that has never left her. Indeed, it has grown and festered in her psyche, hard as she's tried to c
Brian Kelley
Oct 21, 2011 Brian Kelley rated it really liked it
My experience reading Martha Randolph Carr's Wired reminds me of leaning against a post in the MoMA a few years ago and staring at Van Gogh's Olive Trees. I'm not calling Carr "Van Gogh" of Wired the Olive Trees. But am I calling Carr an artist and I am saying Wired is a piece of art.

The reaction I felt standing and looking at the Olive Trees and sitting and reading Wired were, in this case, similar: "I can't teach that. I can't do that. I admire that."

I didn't want to walk away from that singu
Sep 27, 2011 Tammy rated it really liked it
Imagine surviving a brutal attack. One where the obvious conclusion is murder but somehow you get away. Now imagine you are only 15yrs old, terrified to get help from the police and unable to confide in your mother.
Fifteen years in to the future is where you will begin this story. Mary Elizabeth has a family now. A husband and beautiful son but there is something missing in her soul. Her heart doesn't seem complete and those closest to her have begun to distance themselves. Her husband Charlie k
Oct 16, 2011 Natalie rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts:
Well now, I love a good mystery/suspense novel and most I have read so far have been pretty good, some even GREAT, but it takes a great plot and characters to make a GREAT mystery/suspense. Dean Koontz is one my all time favorite and I have to say this novel is right up there with any of Dean Koontz's novels.

Martha Carr's writing style is superb, from creating a cast of characters you will be able to relate to, almost hate but them empathize with in the end. I really like Charlie an
Laurie Carlson
Oct 02, 2011 Laurie Carlson rated it it was amazing
“Wired” by Martha Carr

It is 1989. Living in a small town, we meet High School Sweethearts, and now married for fourteen years, Charlie and Mary Elizabeth, who have a beautiful son named Matthew. They seem to be living the American Dream. Mary Elizabeth is a stay-at-home Mom, and Charlie runs and owns the local shoe store downtown. All of a sudden, we see Mary Elizabeth starting to experience some difficulties with her life. Something is bothering her in as terrible way, and she is acting out in
Sharayah P.
Oct 03, 2011 Sharayah P. rated it it was amazing
A picture-perfect life is seldom what it seems. This is no truer than in the lives of Mary Elizabeth and Charlie, who play their parts perfectly but would admit with little reluctance that they are both just going through the motions. 14 years of marriage may wear down the sharp edges of passion for anyone, but when Mary Elizabeth unexpectedly asks Charlie to move out it becomes evident that something is terribly wrong. Why is she digging feverishly in her garden at ridiculous hours of the morni ...more
Cassandra (The book & movie dimension blogger)
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A lifetime of suffering has plagued Mary Elizabeth, a mother and wife. As her her marriage keeps deteorating she must come to terms with her past. A past filled with memories wanting to be shared. Mary Elizabeth has to since she just might be the only one who can stop a serial killer who is perfect in alluding. Thanks hopefully to the love between her husband, Charlie, she might be able to have the strength to survive to revea
Oct 03, 2011 Emily rated it liked it
“A life Daddy. I want a life. A good one this time.”

"Charlie smiled to himself and pulled out the little yellow knife with a sailboat on it, and handed it to Matthew. “No, this is a wiggily life. I want the life that doesn’t wiggle.”

You can’t help but immediately feel a connection to Charlie Eames, his wife Mary Elizabeth Eames and their adorable son Matthew from the very beginning of Martha Randolph Carr’s novel, Wired. Carr’s conversational and familiar writing style takes you to the heart o
Jul 23, 2013 Peter rated it did not like it
I am glad I can't remember who recommended this book because I might have to question their judgement. It is possible to distinguish between a story and how it is written. In Wired, the main character, Mary Elizabeth, who has been married to Charlie, the owner of a shoe store, for 14 years, is still struggling with having been raped as a teenager. That fact makes her a sympathetic character. Women in particular may emphasize with her turmoil, but when examined closely, Wired contains flaws which ...more
Oct 10, 2011 Lissette rated it really liked it
Mary Elizabeth has a secret. One that she’s held on to for the past 20 years. When a serial killer infiltrates the city, she starts losing sight of who she is and the secrets that she’s held inside threaten to slip out. This also succeeds in alienating her husband, although she has no trouble in giving every ounce of her love to their little boy, Matthew.

Her husband, Charlie, has no idea as to what’s bothering his wife. He only knows that the recent murders have added to their troubles. He finds
BonSue Brandvik
Jul 07, 2013 BonSue Brandvik rated it liked it
Wired - Martha Randolph Carr - I have mixed feelings about this book. The characters are believable and the author does a great job of using various points of view to let us experience the elements of the story from several different perspectives. However, for me to really enjoy the story, I have to care about what happens to one or more of the characters, and I simply didn’t.

The primary protagonist is a wife/mother who is suffering from memories of a traumatic attack in her distant past, which
Keyshia Dorsey
Apr 25, 2014 Keyshia Dorsey rated it really liked it
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Dec 30, 2012 Tracey rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
I enjoyed the story and the relationships between the characters. Mary Elizabeth frustrated me, but I think that's the point! I really liked Charlie & Douglas, and to be honest the supporting characters were excellent too. Despite the storyline the characters gave the book a 'happy' feel.
Jul 21, 2012 Junying rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well-written, engaging read. A slow start leading to a fine build-up of suspense and satisfying ending. Touching at times and likeable characters. An interesting glimpse of small town America for me.
Christine Webb-Curtis
I enjoyed this book. Liked the premise and the characters. It could have used a little more careful copy editing. But I recommend it.
Oct 08, 2011 Coral rated it really liked it
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Aug 22, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
Classic tale of love and redemption set against the backdrop of serial murder.
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Martha Carr is the author of five books and has written a weekly, nationally syndicated column on politics, faith, national interest topics and life in general. Her newest in the Wallis Jones series is The Keeper. The 3rd in the series, The Circle will be out in December, 2015. Look for The Legacy, 4th in the series next spring. Wallis Jones returns in The Keeper, the second book in the Wallis Jon ...more
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