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The Girl From Blind River

A gritty tale of how far well go to protect the ones we love for fans of Daniel Woodrells Winters Bone and Emma Clines The Girls from Gale Massey, a talented new name in crime fiction.Everyone says the Elders family are nothing but cheats, thieves, and convictsa 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 Parsons, New York are going nowhere fast. Especially once she lands in a huge pile of debt to her uncle Loyal. At Loyals beck and call until her debt is repaid, Jamie cant easily walk awaynot with her younger brother Toby left at his mercy. So when Loyal demands Jamies 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 towns most powerful judge goes beyond family duty. When it comes out that the victim was a beloved athlete and Loyal pins the murd...

Title : The Girl From Blind River
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ISBN : 36472797
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 482 pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Girl From Blind River Reviews

  • Melki

    "What's in store for you? A life of ratty babies, meaningless jobs, waiting tables like your mother, or living off welfare and the taxes of hard-working people. Or worse? That's all there is for girls like you. No one expects a thing better from your kind."

    The rumor around town is that the Elders family is cursed, and nineteen-year old Jamie Elders believes that to be true. She'd like nothing more than to blow the snow and ice of crappy little Blind River, NY, off her shoulders, and head to sunn
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  • Mary Keliikoa

    I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this amazing debut through Net Galley.

    Jaimie Elders is 19 and trapped in a small town, trying to live down the reputation of a mother who'd been in prison, a troubled brother where her loyalty runs deep, and being indebted to an uncle that has masked his reasons for taking her and her brother in for his own illegal gambling activities.

    The tale is familiar--a diabolical judge that runs the town, the married man who uses a young girl, a murder tha
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  • Diane S ☔

    The odds were against her from the start. Jamie Elders, 19, comes from a family of thieves, crooks and liars. Her mom, recently out of prison after eight years, Jamie and her younger brother Toby, were raised by their uncle Lloyd. Lloyd runs an illegal gambling ring, and pays money to a powerful local judge. Jamie wants nothing more than to escape Blind River, have a different life, but she has neither the money nor the means. Although her skill at cards may give her a chance, she has one weakne ...more

  • Rochelle

    Review forthcoming.

  • L Corky

    #TheGirlFromBlindRIver #NetGalley

    Thank you #NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for the E-ARC copy of this book

    Life can be tough living in a small town where everyone knows everyone. It can be even tougher when your family has a terrible reputation. When Jamie's mother goes to prison her and her brother Toby move in with their Uncle Loyal. Loyal is a con man, running crooked poker games and gambling machines. Jamie is forced to work for her uncle and to help him hide a dead body. Will Jamie and her
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  • L Corky

    #TheGirlFromBlindRIver #NetGalley

    Thank you #NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for the E-ARC copy of this book

    Life can be tough living in a small town where everyone knows everyone. It can be even tougher when your family has a terrible reputation. When Jamie's mother goes to prison her and her brother Toby move in with their Uncle Loyal. Loyal is a con man, running crooked poker games and gambling machines. Jamie is forced to work for her uncle and to help him hide a dead body. Will Jamie and her
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  • Kyle Robertson

    This is a stunning debut novel by Gale Massey.

    Jamie and her younger brother Toby live with their Uncle Loyal. He got custody of the kids when their mother was locked up. Jamie desperately wants to get out of Blind River and make a better life for her and Toby. All Toby dreams about is joining the Army when he gets out of school. The only thing holding him back is a terrible temper and a string of bad decisions.

    Jamie has become a pretty good online poker player, and she occasionally deals for h
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  • Jo

    I'm sure if I understood poker I would have enjoyed this book more. All the talk of this card versus this on the river, I just didn't get. Jamie seemed a spunky protagonist even if she was naive at times. Jack was bad news - anyone could see that. Still she trusted him. I just don't like to gamble with anything. Money, love, job. I like secure. It is hard for me to understand why anyone would risk something a deck of cards. In all the movies and books, it never ends well.