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The Coach's Wife

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The Cinderella Coyotes of State University are in the Final Four, poised to win the NCAA National Championship in basketball - the culmination of March Madness.

For Marla Conners, she's proud of her husband Neal, and his achievement of coaching a collegiate team to the pinnacle of his career and the ultimate victory for his team. Yet Marla's idyllic life is about to be viciously attacked and torn apart by a different madness - her husband's reputation ruined, a university disgraced, and she finds herself on trial accused of first-degree murder.

THE COACH'S WIFE is rife with spine-tingling suspense, conspiracy, deceit, and murder, sizzling and seductive passion, right down to the last second buzzer-beating heroics. This is also a candid and vivid behind-the-scenes portrait of Division One college basketball, university politics, money and corruption, and all the lives that are blessed and ruined by it all. Be prepared to finish it in one sitting - you won't be able to put it down.

Howard Fried
Publisher, Woodfield Publishing, Aviator, Author, Basketball Fan, and Avid Reader of Popular Fiction

"Twists, turns, and heart-stopping fast-break excitement! No, it's not college basketball's national championship game, but instead "The Coach's Wife." Barbara's unique insight into the behind-the-scenes workings of college athletes combined with her extraordinary talents as a writer makes this book a must-read! Enjoy."
Mark McKay
CNN Sports

"A slam dunk! NCAA basketball game is the thrilling opener of The Coach's Wife but the behind the scenes jockeying for power is even more of a trip. Coach Neal Connors leads his underdog team to a coveted national championship, but his glorious moment is soon shattered. Connors and his young wife, Marla, face charges of malfeasance and a ruinous murder trial. The resolution of this taut suspense thriller plays out as fast as any action you'll see in the gym."
Sara Williams
Author of The Don Juan Con

"Brilliant and heart-pounding!"
Simon Coe
Author of Justice Comes On Friday

"The Coach's wife combines the thrill of an unforgettable Division One college basketball final with university politics, steamy sex and murder. Amidst page after page of the heart-pounding novel, Barbara Casey portrays vivid scenes of the North Carolina landscape. A mystery not to be missed."
Mark Jacoby
Author of Path to Arequipa


Used availability for Barbara Casey's The Coach's Wife

Hardback Editions

August 2004 : USA Hardback

Title: The Coach's Wife
Author(s): Barbara Casey
ISBN: 1-59507-042-7 / 978-1-59507-042-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: ArcheBooks Publishing
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Paperback Editions

February 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: The Coach's Wife
Author(s): Barbara Casey
ISBN: 1-59507-258-6 / 978-1-59507-258-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: ArcheBooks Publishing, Incorporated
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Coach's Wife
Author(s): Barbara Casey
Publisher: ArcheBooks Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA