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Publisher's Summary

In one hand small-time crook Stokes holds a backpack stuffed with someone else's money--$350,000 of it.
In the other hand, Stokes has a cell phone, which he found with the money. On the line a little girl he doesn't know asks, "Daddy? Are you coming to get me? They say if you give them the money, they'll let you take me home."
From best-selling author James Hankins comes a wrenching story of an unscrupulous man torn between his survival instincts and the plight of a true innocent. Faced with the choice, Stokes discovers his conscience might not be as corroded as he thought.
©2015 James Hankins (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
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4 out of 5 stars
By shelley on 03-14-15

Fast paced, very entertaining

What made the experience of listening to Shady Cross the most enjoyable?

This is a good fast paced book. Nonstop bad luck the whole way through.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes it certainly did! This book moves right along starting from probably the first 10 minutes or so and doesn't stop the whole way through.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Surprisingly I did! For most of the story I did not, I found some of it to be a little far fetched. How much and how many things can happen to one man in a day? This guy just went from one situation to another. Like I said, it was entertaining. Anyway back to the question. The final scene did give me such a melancholy feeling, I was so surprised! I love when a book has a great ending...

Any additional comments?

If you're on the fence- get the book. It is a little different then the typical rainy day nothing to read, short on attention span book in that our hero isn't such a hero but a rather shady character himself and at times not too likable. He is shockingly redeemable giving it this memorable ending.

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55 of 58 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Claudia H on 09-09-16

The end made it worth it

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not especially, I was interested in the story, but there weren't a lot of surprises or twists and turns as we went. I think there was a good amount of building tension as we got to the end of the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

The end. I can't say why, but the end is what made me like this book more than I would have expected.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did breeze through this book pretty quickly, even though there were some graphic parts that made me cringe.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-19-18

You must listen to this

This is an amazing book. Bon Shaw is amazing as always. Don't hesitate. Listen Now!

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