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Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN10: 1482741512 / ISBN13: 9781482741513.

Getting pregnant as a teenager and being coerced into giving her baby up for adoption left a festering scar on Jaymee Ballard’s life. Trapped by poverty and without many allies, Jaymee nearly gives up hope of getting her daughter back after her best friend is murdered. Now, four years la
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Jonetta
The set up
Jaymee Ballard has had a pretty tough life already to be only 25 years old. Yet she's resolved to find her daughter who she was forced to give up seven years ago in what she now knows was an illegal adoption. Her luck seems to continue south when she discovers her friend and employer, Rebecca Newton, murdered in her home. It's even more troubling as friend, Lana, was murdered in a similar way four years ago...and both women looked so much alike it was remarkable. Nick Samuels, Lana's h
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Brenda
Nov 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I almost gave up on this book at about the halfway point because I got bored. I had trouble relating to Jaymee. I felt she was wishy-washy and not a strong character. Really, I felt a lot of the characters were unlikeable. I suppose with a weak mother, a hateful father, and a righteous preacher how could Jaymee be anything but what she was. Then things changed and the action started kicking in. Still, I did a good job of speed reading to the end. This was not a bad book, and I'll probably read t ...more
Margitte
Hot and steamy. No, not the book, the small town Roselea in Mississippi !

"Jaymee was fire and ice, stubborn strength wrapped in southern demureness. She had a quick wit and sharp tongue. Her life had made her edges hard, but inside she was gentle, caring, loyal."

Jaymee Ballard fell pregnant at the age of seventeen and was sent to a home for teen mothers where she is forced to give her child up for adoption.

The shame and humiliation on her conservative, religious family's name promised to be too
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Christine
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Christine by: jonetta 5, rita 4.5, free on Amazon per Jonetta
Shelves: ebooks, 1st-of-series
This is my third Stacy Green book. I believe it is the 2nd novel she wrote. Though I like her later writings All Good Deeds and See Them Run better, I also enjoyed this one.

The story takes place in sultry Mississippi. The protagonist is Jaymee Ballard, a young woman who was forced to give up her newborn daughter 7 years previous. I liked Jaymee and understood where she was coming from. There are 3 murders to solve and a baby blackmarket to expose in this deep southern tale. There are several oth
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Sean Peters
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
The truth can be as deadly as any weapon.

Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea,Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee's close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.

Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the
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Jean
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having loved Stacy Green’s two Lucy Kendall books, All Good Deeds and See Them Run, I was eager to begin her Delta Crossroads series. I had been told that the first book, Tin God, was good, but not quite on par with the Lucy novels. As I began to read, what I discovered was a very different story in a very different setting – different from the Kendall stories, yes, but equally compelling and well written.

Jaymee Ballard is a young woman in Roselea, Mississippi who got pregnant as a teenager. She
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☕️Kimberly
4.5 You know that thrill you get when you open a new book and realize within the first few pages that you are going to enjoy the ride ahead? The one where you know the laundry isn’t going to get done as the world melts away and the story surrounds you? That is exactly what happen when I opened up Tin God and began this suspense. Filled with secrets, murder and clues with a side dish of romance I quickly found myself immersed in Green’s book and the small town nestled against the banks of the Mis ...more
Wendy
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: apr-13
"Tin God" was my first book by Stacy Green and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It contains a mix of my favorite genres with a thrilling mystery and romantic suspense.
A fast-paced storyline with many twists and turns involving small town secrets, betrayal, volatile family relationships and murder.
Ms. Green builds her characters into real and likable people (some extremely unlikable) and totally surprises us when the killer is revealed.
I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next in the "Del
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Julie
Tin God by Stacy Green is an April 2013 publication. This is the first in the Delta Crossroads mystery series.

Set in hot, sultry, Mississippi in the small town of Roselea, Jaymee Ballard finds her boss Rebecca, murdered.

Nick lives in Jackson. When he reads about Rebecca's murder he sees an stunning resemblance to his wife, Lana. Lana was murdered four years ago. A note to Nick suggesting the two murders are connected sends Nick back to Roselea.

With information Jaymee may have about Rebecca's m
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Jo Ann Reinhold
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Take a small southern town, add in the pompous superiority of a self serving evangelical preacher and a hypocritical abusive father and husband whose public image is his top priority and pride, a daughter shunned and three murders to keep the dark secrets buried and you get a hot steamy story in a voice only Stacy Green can deliver
Stacy has a way with words so that you can actually feel the heat and humidity, the sounds, smells and the sights of the south. These characters feel real and as the s
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Jagged
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
It wasn't a bad story, really. But I didn't like it because most of it was set around one of the most disgusting romances I have ever read.

Jaymee is a piece of shit. I didn't care about her, I didn't feel sorry for her, and I think she got off way too easily. I didn't support her.
Jaymee's best friend died helping her. How does this selfish wench repay her? By making her self at home with the deceased friend's husband, but not before she drags her fucking brother through the mud. Cool girl.

Nick
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Les Romantiques
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stacy Green is a self-published american author I’ve discovered when she asked on Goodreads for reviewers for her last book. Tin God is her second romantic suspense, and the first in her new series, Delta Crossroads.

The plot is based on an idea already employed in fiction, that the mainstays of a community are not necessarily as flawless as they seem. But Stacy Green transforms it in an original book that
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Carrie
Tin God is a twisty, suspenseful mystery that leaves you guessing. The heroine, Jaymee, is determined to locate the daughter she was forced to give up for adoption as a teenager. Her search for the truth results in murder as the people who convinced her to give up her child try to cover their tracks.

Jaymee has had a difficult life with a father who loathes her and a mother who can’t protect her. Her brother, Darren tries but even he has trouble living up to their father’s expectations. She ends
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Heather
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes a small town can hide big secrets, and taking on one of their "golden boys" can be a dangerous move. Jaymee, however, is willing to do whatever it takes to find her stolen daughter and Nick is willing to do the same to avenge his wife's murder. When more people start dying and more children are missing, it's up to Jaymee and Nick to solve the mystery or to die trying ...

This book was incredible from start to finish. The characters really blew me away with their depth and vulnerabiliti
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Glenda
Jaymee Ballard grew up with an abusive father and a mother too scared to stand up for her. When she was sixteen, she became pregnant and was forced by her parents to give the baby girl Sarah up for adoption. Now Jaymee is on her own, struggling financially but trying to track down her daughter. She enlists the help of her friend Lana and they start investigating a seemingly illegal adoption ring when Lana is brutally murdered. Four years later another woman with knowledge of the search for Jayme ...more
Wendy Hines
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love romantic suspense novels but after a time they get predictable; cookie cutter scenarios. But Tin God is a breath of fresh air. The first in a new series, Green grasps the reader's attention from the very first page and takes you on a whirlwind journey filled with twists, turns and many surprises.

Jaymee was forced to give up her daughter when she was just sixteen. But, the guilt has eaten at her for years so she starts to look for her. She enlisted the help of her friend Lana but Lana was
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C.P. Cabaniss
This was fast paced and exciting with mostly likable characters. It wasn't brilliant, but I really enjoyed it. The mystery kept me interested throughout, trying to figure out what would happen next. It was a twisted path to resolution.

I really enjoyed the characters, but Jaymee did kind of bother me at times. I understood where her pain came from and why she wanted what she did, but I had a hard time connecting to her in many cases. She didn't seem mature enough a lot of the time.

Cage and Nick
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Gina's Library
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
I received this book from Promotional Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This book was amazing. It was very fast paced and I felt very invested in the characters. There were twists and turns through out the book. This book is the type of book that stays with you when reading it. I wanted to do nothing but read to find out what happens.

My heart went out to Jaymee. As a parent I can't imagine being in her situation. She was young and vulnerable. Instead of finding help and comfort
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Pamela
What a great book!! This fast-paced book kept me intrigued right up until the last page. The author did a good job in integrating the characters with each other and the story. She kept me guessing as to who was involved with the murders right from the beginning. My guess would be going in one direction, then nope, I would find out my guess would be wrong - maybe. A well-written mystery that I would highly recommend.
Tulay
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Somewhat interesting book.

Keeping secrets, murders, adoption and making money. Many evil characters, searching for the truth. Jamie isn't "poor Jaime" any more.
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Brenda
Jaymee Ballard felt like her life had hit rock bottom. The loser boyfriend who had just taken off with her rent money, leaving her with no cash. The angry landlord who was prepared to kick her out in three days…her home wasn’t much; a caravan in a run-down park, but it was a roof over her head where she lived in Roselea, Mississippi and had done all her life. She was estranged from her family, her father, Paul Ballard was a cruel, vindictive man, who had hated Jaymee all her life, and beaten her ...more
Marilou George
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stacy Green has written an emotionally charged, thought-provoking and stunning mystery/suspense that will capture and hold you hostage until the last page is read. Set in the small tourist town of Roselea, Mississippi, the decisions and consequences of the past emerge and threaten to immerse this community in murder and uncertainty.

Jaymee, the main character, grew up with a father that abused her mother and herself relentlessly. When she was sixteen years old she became pregnant by a trusted fa
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Crystal Otto
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tin God begins with Jayme’s secret, but there are others with even darker secrets needing to be brought to light. It wasn’t going to be easy for Jayme and Nick to prove their case, especially since their prime target was the beloved minister who seemed to have more secrets than any one of the sheep of his congregation. Was he truly the man the community loved, or was he the devil Nick and Jayme believed him to be? Would they go too far to solve the mystery?
It’s hard to fit Tin God into a single
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Andrea Corley
I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

I thought that this was such an amazing read. For this only being the author's second book, I felt that she did a phenomenal job writing this story. I personally can't wait to read more from this author. I am thrilled that this was book one to series and can't wait to see what she comes up with next for book #2.

From the moment I started this book, I just couldn't get enough of it. I
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Christy
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New author, Stacy Green, has hit the jackpot!! Her latest novel, Tin God, is a riveting page turner that will keep you up well past your bedtime.

Jaymee's life is falling deeper and deeper into the abyss. She's about to be evicted from her run down trailer on the wrong side of town; she is forced to tolerate, albeit minimally, her tyrant jerk of a father and her non-involved mother, and now, just 4 years after her best friend is found murdered, Jaymee is struck yet again in the grips of tragedy
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This is the second book by this author I have read, she just keeps getting better! I loved the mystery and suspense in this story, there is lots of action, the romance was done at a nice slow pace. The characters were well developed and her style of writing is fabulous.

It took me a while to warm up to Nick, I felt he was kind of weak, but he was just a flawed man that realized he wasn’t there for his wife, but it changed
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Catie Rhodes
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, mystery
Because I work with Stacy, I know she does not write to a set theme. Even so, this is a fiction element at which she excels. The theme in Tin God–in Catie terms–is “you can never go back again.”

Tin God stars a young woman named Jaymee Ballard who made a decision she regrets. As an unwed, pregnant teenager, Jaymee gave her child up for adoption.

From that moment forward, Jaymee lives under a cloud of “if only.” If only she hadn’t let the wrong man seduce her. If only she hadn’t been so weak-willed
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Bia
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks-i-have, arc
I really liked this book!!! I'll write a review soon!

*** EDITED ***

I received an ARC from the author and I'm really glad that I could read it before it was published.

I really liked the pace in this book and the way you try to discover a crime is amazing. I couldn't put it down for a bit because I wanted to know who was the killer and what was the motive.

Let's meet Jaymee, she is our heroine and the most strong person I ever read about. She has one goal in life: recover her daughter and move on
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April
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the wonderful opportunity to receive an ARC of this book. It was the first one I've ever received and I was excited to see if the book lived up to the interest that the synopsis gave me. I am happy to say that Stacy Green did not disappoint.

Tin God is the story of Jaymee Ballard, a girl growing up in a town where her father hates her and her mother is too much of a coward to stick up for her. At the age of sixteen Jaymee had a baby and was forced to give her up. Jaymee wants her back and
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Joanne
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author for an honest review. I had read another book, Into The Dark, witten by Stacy Green and enjoyed it. She has a great way of weaving interesting characters into detailed settings and then adding a great storyline. I loved this book. It's many twists and turns kept me intrigued to the very last page, with an unexpected twist at the end. Ms Green's writing is so vivid I could feel the humidity in the air as she described it. For lovers of psychological thrillers, ...more
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Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards.

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