Behind The Fire

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Emily and Bobbie Jessup stand accused of first-degree arson. Something led them to leave their children with a sitter while they embarked on a fire-bug spree. That something was a secret they’d promised to protect. This is an amazing story of one couple’s battle to protect their town from a dangerous threat. Is this a tale of insanity or great heroism? You won’t know until the very last page. More

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About Susan May

I was four when I decided to be a writer. For forty-six years, though I suffered from life-gets-in-the-way-osis. Cured in 2010, I now write in the speculative thriller genre (horror, science fiction, thriller, psychopaths, mystery, in the style of Stephen King). Since then I've published several novels including conceiving and co-project managing the Amazon #1 best-selling anthology "From The Indie Side".

I'm passionate about the art of writing the short story, and have written dozens of stories and novellas-many published award winners in Australia, USA and UK. I also pen book and film reviews and author interviews for US Suspense Magazine, as well as other popular Australian and International sites.

Most days I'm your average mother and wife living in Perth, Western Australia, but my twist thriller storylines I blame on my darn imagination that constantly ventures into the crevices of dark worlds, whether I want to go there or not.

I hope you enjoy my stories, if you do please spread the word.

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Review by: SAMANTHAJULIA on Aug. 14, 2014 :
Behind the Fire, by Susan May, opens with the trial of Emily and Bobbie for arson. The arson is not disputed, but the reason for the fires is not understood by anyone besides Emily and Bobbie. This is a well constructed story and the author's attention to detail keeps the reader totally engaged until the exciting end.
I received this book for free and I give this review of my own free will.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: julie barrett on Nov. 25, 2013 :
Behind the Fire by Susan May
This book starts out with the trial of Bobbie and Emily Jessup. It alternates back in time to when the black things were discovered by Em.
I wanted to read this book because of the talk of coal mines. I love hearing how the brave men work down below the surface and the new technology that some have in place to aid the miners and keep them safe.
The book goes back to when Bobbie first discovered the paper by a man who had rented a truck and he started putting things together and found himself at many of the sites.
Em is stricken when her brother Jimmy is in the mine when the accident happens and only one man makes it out alive. He tells of the black form thinking it's poisonous gas that is forming the shape. Nobody can understand what he's talking about.
At the court trial again Bobbie testifies and then it's Em's turn and her testimony isn't what they had planned for her to say...
Love the mystery and the unknown and allowing the reader to form their own opinions.
I received this book from Library Thing via the author in exchange for my honest review.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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