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The Earth Bleeds Red

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Scott Miller has everything he’s ever hoped for. He has a successful marriage to Jessie, a stunningly beautiful, creative woman. His seventeen-year-old daughter, Ashley, is both gorgeous and intelligent, and has just been accepted to the University of Notre Dame, where Scott received his PhD. He has a comforting home in the woods, and a fulfilling career as a college profe ...more
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published October 30th 2013 by Pandamoon Publishing (first published October 29th 2013)
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May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I borrowed the book on Kindle Unlimited and read it from May 1 to May 2, 2018

This book was brought to my attention by the author from his review request. As soon as I saw the book cover, I thought it was maybe a fantasy read and I was hesitant to accept the request since I was looking for different genres from romance and fantasy at that time. But when I read the blurb and realised it was a thriller, I was hooked on the plot with the words "missing girls". There are few words which make me decid
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Quick Review: This is about a serial killer, yet it is not the typically serial killer fare. Most serial killer fiction treats the reader to a “juicy”killing quite early on. This does not, instead it adds to the suspense by keeping the reader guessing whether there is such a killer at all. And this works to the early and middle plot ‘s advantage as it first allows first the writer to focus on the victims plight and consequently, with empathy already imprinted in the reader’s mind, magnifies the ...more
Nov 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Cloe Michaels Reads
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
REVIEW: The Earth Bleeds Red
What can I say about this book. When I started to read it I was not sure it was the type of book I would be interested in, but then it sucked my in and I wanted to know Who had kidnapped Ashley

The story is about a family of three, Scott, Jessie and their 17 year old daughter Ashely. They are your average church going family, that have an ideal relationship where their daughter still likes to do things with her parents.

Then tragedy strikes and Ashely is kidnapped and h
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, books-to-review
This book had my emotions all over the board!  The first 20% is learning about Scott, Jessie and Ashley and the relationship they have as a family.  It is a bit slower and I was surprised that it took that long for the action to start.  Then Ashley disappears and the rest of the book kept me wondering if she was alive and if she would be found, and how Scott & Jessie were going to survive this event.  The book will take you on a roller coaster ride...just as you think all is going to be ok, ther ...more
Nov 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I feel I should preface this review by admitting that I was unsure of what a "literary fiction suspense" novel should resemble. I didn't know what to expect, and I might not be the best reader for these types of novels.

The book started out slow for me, following the lives of an almost-too-perfect family, but I was expecting a fast-paced suspense novel. And I was expecting the action to start within the first couple of chapters. This is not how literary suspense fiction novels are written though.
Jane Hunt
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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From reading the blurb, I expected a psychological thriller following the exploits of a serial killer. While true in part, the major themes of this story focus on the missing girl's parents and how they deal with the abduction and possible murder of their only child. Faith, relationships and surviving such a catastrophic event are all explored in great detail. Although absorbing, it does detract from the pursuit of the serial killer and finding the missing girl.

Predominately, the father Scott t
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good thriller with family emotions and light faith elements.

Scott Miller loves his wife and his 17-year-old daughter, Ashley. They live in a nice home in the woods of Oregon and Scott has a good job as a college professor. Ashley has been accepted into the University of Notre Dame. She is a lovely young woman who attends church and lives a good live. Live is good for the family until one night when Ashley doesn’t come home.

Ashley disappears from her boyfriend Brandon’s house, leaving
Stephanie (earlgreyreads)
The Earth Bleeds Red is a story of tragedy for the Miller family. Scott and Jessie are deeply in love, living a perfect life, until their daughter Ashley is abducted. Left behind is a bloody crime scene at her boyfriend Brandon's house, who becomes the prime suspect. As he waits in jail, evidence comes forward that may link Ashley's disappearance to the Hail Mary Killer, a serial killer responsible for the death of three other girls in the area.

This novel had a slow start for me, as the first h
Ariadna Basulto
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read the blurb and it sounded like and interesting plot: a daughter that goes missing and a father that won’t stop searching for her. I needed to know more.

The descriptions in this book are incredible. They so detailed that you can’t help but feel as if you’re transported into this world or feel what the characters are feeling. This felt like a true thriller with all the twist and turns the story took with bits of family drama intertwined, which I enjoyed. The story does seems to have a slow
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Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am still trying to wrap my head around this book. I just seriously could not and don’t want to have to imagine being put in Scott’s or Jessie’s position as a parent - worst nightmare ever. You want to put your child in bubble wrap and never let them out of it but in reality that can’t happen. The Earth Bleeds Red was gutting, suspenseful and full of emotions. I cried tears of pain and tears of joy.

Jackson Paul Baer takes you on a journey that has ups and downs and is so emotionally packed I d
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Baer really has a way with words that makes you want to listen to the story in one sitting. From my daughter hearing chapter one of this book she made me swear not to listen to it without her so that says a lot right there for the storytelling. We are both avid readers and enjoyed this story very much. Baer is a new to me author but his work is out of this world. Just when you think they're going to find a happy ending he throws another twist in to send you reeling till the next one. This book h ...more
April Moran
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mr. Baer’s writing is lyrical and sharp, all at the same time. I found myself drawn along on the journey with his characters, invested in their rollercoaster ride of grief and elation. I thought the descriptions of the despair a parent would feel were beautifully written. I did find a couple of plot points that to me were unnecessary to the story, but overall, it is a wonderful book and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Scarolet Ellis
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Earth Bleeds Red by Jackson Baer is a wondeful story to read. I loved reading this story and so will you if you love read a suspence story like I do. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading suspence stories.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 27, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this book. I really did, but it felt like it just dragged too much for me. It's like it had too much detail and not enough of the stuff that makes my brain say "gimme more!". Around p. 50 I think is when I started speedreading waiting for that moment where it all picked up. It kind of did but not. At p. 92 I said I couldn't do it anymore. ...more
Jean  Bowers
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book held me captive from the first page. The main characters very real and likeable. The kind of people that I would love to call friends. Lots of twists and turns to the story held my attention throughout.
Mar 10, 2018 rated it liked it
The Earth Bleeds Red is a haunting tale of a parent’s worst nightmare. It is intended to be a mystery or thriller; however, I think it crosses several genres including, Christian fiction, family drama, police procedural, and general fiction.

The premise of The Earth Bleeds Red is unique, and the plot points are excellent. Author Jackson Paul Baer spends nearly half of the book setting up his story by telling his readers about his main characters and their daily life. While the depiction of daily
Elgon Williams
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Earth Bleeds Red is Jackson Paul Baer’s latest book, the first with Pandamoon Publishing. It’s solid story I highly recommend. Having waited for a while to read this one when I received an opportunity to review an advance copy I jumped at it. It did not disappoint.

The novel is set in the usually rainy and chilly northwest. There are a lot of references to places in that part of the country that should satisfy anyone who lives there or has some knowledge of Oregon and Washington State. It is
McKelle George
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
“The Earth Bleeds Red” is the story of a father who loses his only daughter. This book is less about the mystery of her disappearance (though that’s there too), and more about the psychological trauma inflicted after such an event. Woven together with issues of faith, the complexity of marriage, and loyalty to yourself, your loved ones, and the law, this debut novel will appeal to Jodi Picoult and Dean Koontz fans.

The family is almost gratingly perfect—but that only serves as a catalyst when the
Gabriel Blake
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A loving family thrust into an awful situation when their daughter, Ashley is kidnapped. It's a slow burn as we learn about the family and how close they are. Then their world caves in and we go through the emotional distraught with them. You get taken in by the characters as you delve into the story as it unfolds piece by piece. I started guessing who has kidnapped or killed Ashley, and each time I was wrong. This is an enjoyable suspenseful read which deals with so much, especially with the fa ...more
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was very well written. Lots of unexpected twists and turns. You will find yourself connecting with the characters, and rooting for the good guys, hoping for justice, and praying for answers...I would recommend this read with 5 stars. :)
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jackson Paul Baer is the name to remember...This book 'The Earth Bleeds Red' is a great read! I couldn't put this book down! I highly recommend reading 'The Earth Bleeds Red' ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
3.5 Stars

The Earth Bleeds Red is a standalone novel by Jackson Paul Baer. It is the first book I have read by this author and it won’t be my last. I have his book The Lights will Never Fade to read but that is for another day. Back to Scott, Jessie, and Ashley’s story.

Scott and Jessie were high school sweethearts who married after graduation. Soon after, they were blessed with a child named Ashley. She is the light of their lives and at seventeen she is everything they had hoped for. She is sm
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This type of genre isn’t one I’d normally read but I was intrigued by the blurb and every now and then I like to read something that’s different.

Now I’ll admit that the first 30% of the book was slow going. Nothing really happened and if I’m being totally honest, the book didn’t need it. I think the author was trying to build a background but he could have done that in less time and still given us the correct details.
However, after that the story really picked up pace. There was action and ten
Book Banshee
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
The Earth Bleeds Red is a crime drama - imagine a Criminal Minds or Law & Order case, but with one unique difference. The story isn't narrated by those investigating; instead, it is told from the victims family's perspective, narrated by the victim's father.

As much as this story is about the mystery and motive surrounding Ashley's disappearance, it is just as much about her family surviving, coping, and living their normal lives waiting to hear that the case has moved forward instead of going wi
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This book started slow in the beginning and was beginning to think it was going to be an easy read about a perfect family with strong religious beliefs. Boy this book makes me think of Job and the challenges he faced. I loved this book, they were very strong with their faith, even when most would of cracked or lost their mind. In my mind, this is the perfect family, they are all well put together, you can read the devotion to each other and ...more
Kristina Montigny
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I finished this book, not knowing how I felt about it so I wanted to take a couple days before writing up my review. To me, it's a 3.5-4 stars. I had a hard time getting into the book, so it took me awhile to finish it up. Once I hit the 20-ish% mark, the book went at a much quicker pace and there was a lot of action going on. I actually really enjoyed all the crazy that happened, it was a good story, a good storyline and kept me interested once things started going.

Then we get to the end, and
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex 0 / 5
How explicit is the sex scenes 0 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5

The Earth Bleeds Red is a gripping thriller as the reader is taken through multiple characters' lives and how they relate to the disappearance of Ashley Miller. Ultimately, the book is about family, loss, and terror. Scott Miller is the center of the story. He loves his family and his life. It is pretty darn idyllic. Then his world shatters as his daughter is missing and possibly dead.

The reader is taken on a journ
Sarah Goulding
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewing on behalf of Amo's Book Corner.

Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely buzzing after reading The Earth Bleeds Red. Such a brilliant book with so many unexpected turns of events and the ending was completely not what I expected at all!

Jessie and her husband Scott live with their 17 year old daughter Ashley- their only child, their miracle. One night she disappears and the police fear that she had been murdered. Her boyfriend Brandon is arrested on suspicion of her murder, but protests his innocence t
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Scott Miller has a perfect life...the college professor has a job that he loves, and his wife and only daughter, Ashley, a hs senior, are the lights of his life...everything is just perfect. Until a call late one night shatters that perfect life. Ashley's bf, Brandon, claims that a masked man entered his home and kidnapped Ashley. Law enforcement does not buy Brandon's story and he is arrested...they believe that he has murdered Ashley and they are pressuring him to give the location of her body ...more
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I'm a professional thrifter, the father of four children, and an avid runner. I was born and raised in Georgia, and spent time in Oklahoma, California, Connecticut, and then Oregon, as an adult. I'm a graduate of Oregon State University and now reside in North Georgia, raising my family, near family.

My first book, The Earth Bleeds Red, was released in 2013. My second book, The Lights Will Never Fa

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