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The Girl From Blind River

(2018)
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A gritty tale of how far we'll go to protect the ones we love for fans of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone from Gale Massey, a talented new name in crime fiction.

Everyone says the Elders family are nothing but cheats, thieves, and convicts - a fact nineteen-year old Jamie Elders has been trying desperately to escape. She may have the natural talent of a poker savant, but her dreams of going pro and getting the hell out of the tiny town of Blind River, New York are going nowhere fast. Especially once she lands in a huge pile of debt to her uncle Loyal.

At Loyal's beck and call until her debt is repaid, Jamie can't easily walk away - not with her younger brother Toby left at his mercy. So when Loyal demands Jamie's help cleaning up a mess late one night, she has no choice but to agree. But disposing of a dead man and covering up his connection to the town's most powerful judge goes beyond family duty. When it comes out that the victim was a beloved athlete and Loyal pins the murder on Toby, only Jamie can save him. But with a dogged detective on her trail and her own future at stake, she'll have to decide: embrace her inner criminal, or defy it - and face the consequences.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A knockout debut novel...Lyrical and unflinching, The Girl from Blind River grabs you on page one and never lets go." - Ann Hood

"With this dazzling debut, Gale Massey arrives as a rare talent, a writer's writer who should be read by the masses. The Girl From Blind River is a swift and thrilling story anchored by compelling characters and scored by graceful prose. The novel is both timeless and timely, and is sure to be one of the must-reads of 2018." - Michael Koryta

"Smart, sharp and fast, Gale Massey's thriller ratchets up the action, making the reader lean forward till the turn of her last card." - Stewart O'Nan

"A fast-paced, impressive debut. In a gritty, yet poetic voice, Massey introduces us to the unforgettable Jamie Elders, a young woman desperate to escape her past but unwilling to leave it behind. From an exciting new author to watch, this debut is a definite addition to your 2018 must-read list." - Lori Roy

"A tale you won’t forget." - Sterling Watson

"A pitch-perfect page turner...Combining the beautiful prose of Daniel Woodrell with Sarah Waters’ keen eye for dramatic tension, Massey has delivered a debut novel that will leave you breathless, exhausted, and, as with any great writer, hungry for more." - Nick White

"One of the most impressive debut novels that has ever come my way. Taut and vivid, it is beautifully textured and it announces the arrival of a very special writer whose work I expect to read for many years… A gem." - Steve Yarbrough


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Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl From Blind River: A Novel
Author(s): Gale Massey
ISBN: 1-68331-640-1 / 978-1-68331-640-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl From Blind River: A Novel
Author(s): Gale Massey
ISBN: 1-64385-050-4 / 978-1-64385-050-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Girl from Blind River
Author(s): Gale Massey
ISBN: 1-5385-5760-6 / 978-1-5385-5760-0
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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July 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Girl from Blind River: Library Edition
Author(s): Gale Massey
ISBN: 1-5385-5759-2 / 978-1-5385-5759-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Girl from Blind River
Author(s): Gale Massey
ISBN: 1-5385-5761-4 / 978-1-5385-5761-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girl from Blind River
Author(s): Gale Massey
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Girl from Blind River
Author(s): Gale Massey
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Title: The Girl from Blind River
Author(s): Gale Massey
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Girl from Blind River
Author(s): Gale Massey
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl From Blind River: A Novel
Author(s): Gale Massey
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU