"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
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Friday, September 9, 2011

A Family of Strangers by Tim Myers

A Family of StrangersA Family of Strangers
New Traditional Southern Cozy

"All it takes is one phone call to change your life forever."

Josh's life has been unsettled since his parents divorce.  He goes from one relationship to another, has had over a dozen jobs in the last fifteen years since he graduated from college, all trying to figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life.  His current relationship has reached it's end and  he is surprised when he packs up all his stuff to move that his life only fills two bags.

He is literally on his way out the door with no plan for his future when his phone rings and he learns he is not as alone in the world as he thought.  He has a cousin in North Carolina, he is intrigued by the call until the man on the other end of the phone tells Josh that she has been seriously injured in a car accident and is begging to see him. He had forgotten all about her. They haven't seen each other since they were kids. Why in the world would she be wanting to see him?

Without any other pressing engagements Josh decides to hop on a plane and fly across the country to find out why Helen wants to see him. Little does he know how that phone will "change his life forever."

My Thoughts
I started this book and I couldn't put it down! The plot grabbed my attention immediately. You couldn't find a better set of "misfits" for characters and they are full and rich and endearing.  I wasn't prepared for Josh's journey but was so happy to go along for the ride.

Tim Myers is a wonderful author who writes under several pseudonyms and I am so happy to see this book under his own name even if it is self published. This book is one that should be enjoyed by the masses. 

Tim was here back in August talking about the reasons he writes under so many names. If you have enjoyed any of his other work you will love this story.  If Tim is a new author to you and you enjoy stories with a little Southern charm, and the perfect imperfect characters you will love this story as much as I did.

Tim has also sent me two more new novels that I can't wait to get at Coventry (Cozy Mystery Novel) and Volunteer for Murder. Watch for these reviews coming soon!!!!

About the Author
Tim Myers has been writing mysteries since 1993. He is the Agatha Award nominated author of 24 novels with Penguin/Berkley/Prime Crime, Penguin/NAL/Signet, St Martin's Press/Minotaur, and Kensington. Ten of his novels have been IMBA National Bestsellers, landing as high as #2. Tim has written under his own name, as well as Elizabeth Bright, Chris Cavender, Casey Mayes, and others.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

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