Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

Rated 4.30/5 based on 20 reviews
For 25 years, Diana Ferguson’s killer has gotten away with murder. When editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek mythology, she must fight to stay off the obituary page herself. Finding out the truth about that long ago night may shatter Kris’s present, costing her love, her career, and ultimately her life. More
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About Stacy Juba

Stacy Juba got engaged at Epcot Theme Park and spent part of her honeymoon at Disneyland Paris, where she ate a burger, went on fast rides, and threw up on the train ride to the hotel. In addition to working on her new Storybook Valley chick lit/sweet romance series, Stacy has written books about ice hockey, teen psychics, U.S. flag etiquette for kids, and determined women sleuths. When she’s not visiting theme parks with her family, (avoiding rides that spin and exotic hamburgers) or writing about them, Stacy helps authors to strengthen their manuscripts through her Crossroads Editing Service. Get your FREE Storybook Valley Welcome Kit on her website.

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This is a book trailer for Stacy Juba's mystery novel Twenty-Five Years Ago Today. For twenty-five years, Diana Ferguson's killer has gotten away with murder. When rookie obit writer and newsroom editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology, she must fight to stay off the obituary page herself.

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Reviews of Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba

Jean Crisp reviewed on June 1, 2013
(no rating)
This book wasa different read for me. However I loved the way it kept you guessing and was more than pleased when those who deserved it got their "just rewards", and Kris' not giving up on what she sat out to do. Will look for more books by Juba.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
linda lonetto reviewed on May 29, 2013

liked the compassion of this charecter,how she engaged the fam of the deceased and how she logically solved the murder. i really did not like her other co-workers and,even when they got their comupence. dying to read another book by this author
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
gayle pace reviewed on May 28, 2013


I was never quite sure where the mystery was going. But that's good because it keeps you wanting to read the book. I did a lot of wondering about the mystery.

Kris Langley worked the night shift writing obits, weddings, etc. She came upon a 25 year old murder. Kris wanted to help the family so she investigates. Did she find anything new after twenty five years? Kris feels close to this since her cousin was murdered when Kris was younger. They caught the killer. She wants to make everyone feel better so she was determined to find Diana's killer. She thought it would make a difference. there was a long line of suspects and they knew someone had been stalking Diana. This is a great murder mystery. You'll find yourself caring for the family just as though you were part of it. I'd recommend this book to anyone. It is well written, the characters are well defined and the plot keeps you turning the pages. So grab up a copy and curl up on the sofa and help find Diana's killer.

I would give this book 4.5 Stars.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book from Smashwords on behalf of the author, Stacy Juba, for an unbiased review.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
rhonda laney reviewed on Jan. 6, 2012

Review: Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba
Okay this mystery kept me guessing the whole book. Never sure where it was going, made a bunch a guesses. It kept me wanting to keep reading. I look forward to reading more from Stacy.
Kris Langley was newly hired working in the night shift writing obituaries, weddings ect. When she came across a murder that happened almost twenty-five years ago. Kris wanted to help that family get closesure so she wanted to investigated it and see if she can see something different now. Kris had one editor that let her but the other did not like Kris.
Kris when she was younger her cousin was murdered too, but her killer was got and at least helped her family know that. She wanted so badly make up for her cousin death that she though finding Diana killer would make a difference.
Their were lots of suspects, they knew someone had been stalking Diana.
I don't want to say more because I might give something away. It is a very good story. I really wanted things to be resolved for the family I came to care for them. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review from librarything
(reviewed 80 days after purchase)
Bill Thibadeau reviewed on Dec. 12, 2011

Most reviews center on the story line. I read reviews to find out which genre the book is, the quality of the writing, the character development, and how the author fared keeping the reader interested. There are no spoilers here as I will not address the story line as such.

Overall an excellent first novel. I enjoyed the fluid writing style. The author created a good array of characters and intertwined them very well. The first 80% of the book had me engrossed. As the plot started to wind towards the ending, I felt the story took on a tried and true ending. I was able to figure out the ending easily and that was a disappointment. The book really deserves some twists instead of the very predictable linear ending.

I do recommend this book to anyone that enjoys mysteries and suspense. Stacy has the skills required for a first tier author. I will read more of the author's work including Sink or Swim which was included in an extract form in the ebook I read.
(reviewed 55 days after purchase)
Quentin Stewart reviewed on Dec. 8, 2011

An excellent read for any mystery reader. A cold case that appears to have no new leads and a family that seems to be close-knit because of the death and then torn apart by the solution. Stacy Juba does a very good job of keeping the story moving and in keeping the twists and turns coming in the story.

A young lady suffering from the lost of a cousin and the part she believes she played in that death uncovers the unsolved case as an obit writer for a local paper. In trying to solve the murder from 25 years ago she is searching for her own absolution from her guilt in the murder of her cousin. She also has struggles within her family since she has not followed the path of her mother or sister. It is an intriguing look at how families keep secrets and the dangers of keeping those secrets locked away. She finds the clues that solves the case, finds some inner peace, and possible her niche in society. Even with all of the family turmoil that is brought up in the book, it ends on a note of hope that her life is finally coming together. Out of the tragedy comes hope.
(reviewed 50 days after purchase)
Stephanie reviewed on Nov. 13, 2011

I love a good book that grabs me and I can't put it down until done. This book did that for me. I love the touch of drama, love, mystery all mixed in with secrets and guilt. This is a great book to curl up on the couch with and enjoy!
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Deb Novack reviewed on Nov. 10, 2011

Stacy has created a story that not only holds your attention,but also keeps your mind always thinking and trying to guess what will happen.She has written a story that has quite a few overlapping mysteries that include guilt, fear, lies,murder and hidden secrets.But it also has love and perhaps a new beginning for some of the characters. This excellent book was written to make you believe that you were really there. I am so looking forward to reading more of Stacy Juba. Good Work! ( )
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Frances reviewed on Nov. 10, 2011
(no rating)
I won this book on LibraryThing and it was a great novel, I couldn't put it down. I would definitely recommend thing book to anyone.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Donna Lawrence reviewed on Nov. 10, 2011

This is not my normal genre. I saw this book on LibraryThing and thought it sounded good. Boy, am I glad I read it!
Very well written and fun read. I was hooked from the beginning.
It's been a very long time since I've read a who-dun-it without figuring out (before the last page) who did it! It is always fun to be surprised at the end of a story. The characters in this novel were wonderful. The dynamics between Kris and the members of the newspaper staff is one of the better aspects of this book. I love reading about power struggles! The writing is straight forward. This is a quick, easy read for mystery lovers. Definitely worth your time. On a cold winter night, curl up with a cup of steamy hot chocolate and read this book. Just remember, to paraphrase Kris Langely (via Stacy Juba) "It's hard to understand tragedy if it hasn't been part of your life" I loved this line and wanted to somehow incorporate it into my review.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

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