...And Night Falls

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Bullets, blackmail and beaches. A hit man, a hurricane and a high-stakes political campaign.
Pensacola native Shelley Goodnight finds the body of a murder victim. But not just any victim. Dead man Farrell Gilbert worked at the desk next to Shelley's in her father's office, an inconvenient fact the authorities can't ignore. Add a hitman, a hurricane and a concientous deputy, and tension ramps up.

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Words: 80,370
Language: English
ISBN: 9780984226900
About Tommie Lyn

Tommie Lyn grew up in the Appalachian foothills of north Georgia immersed in firelight whispers. She listened spellbound as older generations spun chilling tales of local events, including stories of the supernatural. And sometimes, they even used the word "murder."

She carries on the tradition of her kinfolk, the storytelling magic guaranteed to rob hours of sleep and make the night come alive. Only the brave dare step into her world to listen. And sometimes, the voices still whisper...


...And Night Falls
Bullets and blackmail and beaches...a hit man and a hurricane and a high-stakes political campaign ...And Night Falls ramps up the action and suspense when Pensacola native Shelley Goodnight finds the body of a murder victim...but not just any victim. Dead man Farrell Gilbert worked at the desk next to Shelley's in her father's real estate office...an inconvenient fact the authorities can't ignore

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Review by: Pam Strickland on Oct. 26, 2011 :
I enjoyed this fast paced adventure story. You can tell from the beginning that Shelly and Cameron are attracted to each other and it is interesting to watch this romance grow as they face danger and challenges together.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Diane Adams on Oct. 26, 2011 :
Did you ever try to read while you were cooking dinner, or folding laundry, or eating a sandwich? That's what I found myself doing today because once I started reading ... And Night Falls, I couldn't put it down!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Pauline Creeden on Aug. 22, 2011 :
I can't help but find it amazing that Tommie Lyn can take a rich, spoiled brat, socialite, divorcee and make her likeable. How does she do it?

Shelley Goodnight is a rich, pampered daddy's girl, but she's also good natured, loyal, innnocent and honest. You can't help but like her. Then there's Clay Cameron, and if we all could find a man like him, the divorce rate would go down.

Then in opposition to the MC's great relationship, there are the failing relationships that surround it. So that the excellent union between the two seems to be like each has found a life raft to cling to in order to stay afloat on turbulent seas.

This is Tommie Lyn's greatest talent - to build characters and relationships so realistic, you feel as though you know these people. You want to spend time with them, and you never want to leave their world.

Take this and add to it mystery, suspense, and thrilling chase scenes, and you've got ...and night falls.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: TC on Aug. 14, 2011 :
Shelley is a spoilt daddy's girl who moved back in with her parents after her divorce and treats work at her father's real estate office as more of a hobby than a job. She has decided to be independent (but not that independent that she gets a job elsewhere) and moves into her own place. Her life is pretty sweet, but on a camping trip with her buddies she discovers the body of her colleague. Her father is already suspected of wrong-doing by the authorities and the massive coincidence makes Shelley a target of their investigations too. With plenty of people around her double-dealing she soon finds her life in danger for what she might know. Her new relationship with Deputy Cameron gives her an ally and someone to help her run for her life.

Now the plot of the book is pretty good, and had a nice mix of blackmail, politics, corruption, old family vendettas and danger. I would also say that I quite liked the author's narrative style, and the balance of description and action was pretty good. However for me the book just didn't work that well. Firstly I couldn't warm to Shelley, she was just too spoilt, selfish and childish, and frankly a bit dense. She has been toting round a couple of letters that she didn't recognise, the names on them were a pretty obvious clue but meant nothing to her until someone pointed them out at the end. Her developing relationship with Clay was too syrupy for my taste too, and in places overpowered the main story. I also felt that at the end I knew who had done what, but in some cases I couldn't quite figure out why, or exactly what influence others had been exerting over them. It felt like it was meant to all be tied up nicely but bits of the puzzle seemed to be missing, although in fairness it is possible I didn't pick up clues as to how it all fitted. Although it is largely typo free there were a few instances where the main character's name was spelt wrongly.

I also had a problem with the format of the book. I was given a copy by the author via this site. As there is no specific Kindle friendly format available , I downloaded the PDF which was so small I found it difficult to read. If you are going to buy this book I would seriously recommend avoiding the Kindle/PDF combo.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Brandie Lagarde on July 30, 2011 :
This is a very well written who done it! Good editing and I really enjoyed the story, this is the second title I have read from this author and I highly recommend her.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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