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Burned: A Tragic Mystery

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It is inevitable that potentially disastrous events will occur in everyone's life. What one may never imagine are the far reaching consequences that can arise from hasty or irrational decisions made at such challenging moments. Distraught over her husband's negligence, which accidentally causes their infant daughter to be gravely burned, S
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 14th 2008 by Outskirts Press
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Aug 19, 2009 rated it did not like it
Life can change in an instant, and for the happy couple in this story, it changed in one afternoon. Sharon and Jim have a typical happy relationship; they have a nine month old daughter, Anna, and a life they both enjoy. When Sharon and her neighborhood friend, Katie, decide to have lunch one day, Jim is happy to stay home and take care of Anna. Unfortunately an accident happens and Anna and Jim are both hurt severely. Sharon feels the need to blame Jim and decides a separation is the only way s ...more
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Being burned is a very tragic event, especially when it is a baby who is badly burned, even through the efforts to keep this to a minimum by her father who is also burned. A tragedy which could so easily happen through a brain focusing on the wrong thing at the wrong time. An overtired brain, a stressed brain, or in this case, a distracted brain.

The big game is on TV and Jim, the father, is baby-sitting his nine month old daughte
Jun 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
In Burned: A Tragic Mystery, first time author J.A. Nevling weaves an exciting tale of intrigue and suspense that kept me turning the pages long past the time when I should have been sound asleep.

Sharon and Jim Nagol are first time parents living in San Diego with their 9 month old daughter, Anna. While Sharon is out for the day with a friend, Jim is left to tend the baby and enjoy the football game on the big screen TV. Unfortunately, his first time alone with his daughter ends in tragedy when
Kara Jorges
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
When an accidental fire tears her family apart, Sharon Nagol moves to a new city and takes a job in the accounting department at Prescott International. She likes her job and has made some friends, but all is not well. She foolishly indulged in an intimate interlude with her boss that has put a strain on their relationship, and something is awry in the locked records room where she is conducting a company audit. When someone runs her off the road in a company car, Sharon knows her life is in dan ...more
Sep 09, 2012 rated it liked it
J.A. Nevling brings the reader the story of a horrible accident involving young Anna, a baby that is seriously burned by her father’s negligence. Jim, the baby’s father, is so engrossed in his own activities that he unintentionally sets the house on fire, resulting in the baby being almost fatally damaged. While he also sustains injuries, his wife Sharon, who was out shopping, cannot forgive him and ultimately leaves him.

Sharon takes a position at an accounting firm and soon finds herself not o
Jul 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
The first time Jim Nagol is left in charge of his infant daughter, tragedy strikes and he and his daughter are both severely burned when he accidentally leaves a stove burner on with no flame. His daughter Anna’s burns are so severe, doctors are not at all sure she’ll make a recovery.

Now seven month’s later Jim’s wife, Sharon, has left her husband and is living alone in an apartment two hours away. Sharon cannot forgive Jim for the accident and is struggling to make ends meet by working for Pre
Mindy Detweiler
Apr 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Jim and Sharon seemed to have the whole America dream going for them. They had a nice home and had a wonderful baby girl. But their dream turns into a nightmare in one instance as a horrible accident turns everything to ash.

Most of this book is told in the present with flash backs to the reason that Sharon and Jim are separated and living 100's of mile apart. Sharon has taken a job as an accountant at Prescott Inc. and is on the verge of starting an affair with her boss. He assigns her the task
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