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The Risky Way Home

(Adelaide Hills #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Had Casey Miller known the peril in store for her she might have turned down her dream job offer. Things are definitely not as they seem. Her personal judgments are turned upside down as she finds herself drawn into a story of terror and revenge that began twenty years earlier. All the while her heart is torn between two men; suave polished Eric and calm reclusive Piers. T ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Even Before Publishing (first published February 1st 2012)
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Omega Writers
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Casey Miller’s life is soon to change direction. She is about to start work in the big city employed by her friend from school years - Suzanne Bowman. Casey’s lack of life experience is the very opposite of Suzanne’s worldly larger than life persona.

Paula Vince writes of the pain of hatred, revenge, family dysfunction, betrayal, horror, fear and misunderstandings that continues for 20 years in The Risky Way Home. The story is interspersed with unexpected love and tenderness.

Casey finds herself
Susan Barnes
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
The Risky Way Home is another captivating story by Paula Vince. It begins with Casey responding to a job advert and reconnecting with an old school friend. In taking up the position she finds herself unexpectedly challenged not only in the job but also in her personal life. The romantic elements in the story provide a good backdrop to the deeper issues raised in the story, issues of identity, purpose and fulfilment. These issues are dealt with in vastly different ways by the different characters ...more
Ruth Bonetti
Apr 07, 2013 rated it liked it
The characters are likeable and plot moves well to a satisfying conclusion.
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Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Elegant Suzanne matches up her old school friend Casey – who is now her employee – with flash fashion designer / photographer, Eric.
New to town, Casey needs someplace to live. Suzanne also has this in hand. She arranges for Casey to board with her younger brother – and single dad - Pier. Casey remembers Pier from school as the odd bodd and only agrees to share accommodation because she has little choice..
Suzanne proves herself to be the self-willed woman that Casey remembers from school. She ke
Carol Preston
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great story from Paula. It has all the elements of an engaging novel; romance, in-depth dealing with past hurts and conflicts, as well as some suspenseful drama. Really engaging characters. Definitely a page turner.
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
A page turner with mystery woven right through the story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. Highly recommend this series of Paula's books.
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Award-winning author Paula Vince loves to evoke tears and laughter through writing fiction. She stirs her stories with mystery, romance, drama and suspense to create something delectably special. A wife and homeschooling mother of three children, she resides in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, a beautiful spot for inspiration with its breath-taking scenery and four distinct seasons.

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