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The Girl From Blind River

(2018)
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From a talented new name in crime fiction comes a gritty tale of how far we'll go to protect the ones we love.

Everyone says the Elders family are nothing but cheats, thieves, and convicts - a fact 19-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 when 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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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 Pub
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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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July 2018 : Canada 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 : 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