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There Was a Little Girl (E.J. Pugh #4)

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NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED

Romance novelist, harried mom, and sometimes sleuth, E.J. Pugh has a habit of being in the wrong place at the right time. This time she's on hand to pull a suicidal teenager from a freezing Texas river. The distraught young girl, Brenna, has good reasons for wanting to end it all, since she comes from the worst horror of a family since Charles M

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Paperback, 213 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Avon Books
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Kourtney Allen
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is so suspenseful in a sort of ordinary way. Susan Rogers Cooper makes the thrills of this story seem so far from extraordinary that it only drug me deeper and deeper into the lives E.J. Pugh and Brenna as E.J., her welcoming children, her reluctant husband, and her understand mother-in-law draw young Brenna in and team up to find who is really behind the murders of Brenna's undesirable mother and her crude, abusive step-father in order to prove Brenna's innocence. The every day life o ...more
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Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Cooper, in these EJ Pugh mysteries, has knack for making situations "ripped from the headlines" seem ordinary. By that I mean it could happen in our normal everyday lives and then she draws us in to care for these characters and what happens to them.

EJ is a full-time mom and part-time romance writer who has a big heart and a willingness to go to the edge for those she loves. EJ pulls a suicidal teenage girl from a freezing river and becomes immersed in Brenna's life. An endearing kid with a diff
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Dec 28, 2011 rated it liked it
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Chinese philosophy says that when you save a person's life, you are responsible for that person forever. Romance novelist E.J. did not understand that entirely until she rescues teenager Brenna McGraw after jumping off of a bridge. Brenna has had a tragic life - her mother Lori served a nine-year prison sentence for child abuse, and plans to take her daughter with her to Houston when released. Brenna rejects that option because she refuses to live with her step-father, responsible for the death ...more
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Susan Rogers Cooper is an American mystery novelist. A self-proclaimed "half fifth generation Texan; half Yankee", she sets her novels in Texas (the E.J. Pugh and Kimmey Kruse novels) and in Oklahoma (the Sheriff Milt Kovak novels). She is currently living in Central Texas, coming up with fresh new ways to get her characters into trouble.
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