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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 seven novels, THE TRUTH WE BURY (coming July 25, 2017) FAULTLINES, 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
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Crooked Little Lies

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Faultlines

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The Truth We Bury

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Evidence of Life

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What Lies Below

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The Volunteer

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Tell No One

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The Ninth Step

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Safe Keeping

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The Last Innocent Hour

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Tell No One by Barbara Taylor Sissel TELL NO ONE is two weeks old today and I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaways leading up to its release day. Please let me know if you did not receive your book!

Also thank you to everyone who has shelved TELL NO ONE. It helps a lot with the process of getting the book "out there".

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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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“I died as mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was human,
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die human,
To soar with angels blessed above.
And when I sacrifice my angel soul
I shall become what no mind ever conceived.
As a human, I will die once more,
Reborn, I will with the angels soar.
And when I let my angel body go,
I shall be more than mortal mind can know.”
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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.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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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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“People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continue to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humor, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in the ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.”
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“I died as mineral and became a plant,
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