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Big secrets run deep. Former FBI agent Jack McBride took the job as chief of police for Stillwater, Texas, to start a new life with his teenage son, Ethan, away from the suspicions that surrounded his wife's disappearance a year earlier. With a low crime rate and a five-man police force, he expected it to be a nice, easy gig; hot checks, traffic violations, some drugs, occasional domestic disturbances, and petty theft. Instead, within a week he is investigating a staged murder-suicide, uncovering a decades' old skeleton buried in the woods, and managing the first crime wave in 30 years. For help navigating his unfamiliar, small-town surroundings, Jack turns to Ellie Martin, one of the most respected women in town - her scandal-filled past notwithstanding.
Despite Jack's murky marriage status and the disapproval of Ethan and the town, they are immediately drawn to each other. As Jack and Ellie struggle with their budding relationship, they unearth shattering secrets long buried and discover the two cases Jack is working, though 50 years apart, share a surprising connection that will rattle the town to its core.
©2015 Melissa Lenhardt (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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By Susie on 06-08-16

Love Texas Stories!

I would recommend this book to those who love hearing about small town living in the State of Texas. I have spent a great deal of time in some of the small towns and realized the descriptions of town life, characters and personalities are pretty close to the truth in "Stllwater". Everybody knows everybody, the good, bad and ugly of small town life, but regardless of things and situations faced in day-to-day life is something that can grab your heart and never let it go! I still long for my last days to be lived out in my old college town in West Texas. The scenes are quite accurate and you can really visualize the towns people, cozy stores and easy living. Looking for more good books like this one!

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By Yvonne Cherry on 02-16-16

Stillwater rages....

Stillwater, by Melissa Lenhardt was as good as the reviews I read. Jack McBride and his son Ethan move to the small town of Stillwater, where Jack has taken the job of police chief. Expecting things in the small town town to be quiet, Jack is in for quite a shock when a murder occurs just hours after arriving in Stillwater. Things go from bad to worse as Jack and Ethan try settling into their new home.

I don't want to give away any more of the plot, so you will just have to read or listen to the book. The narrator did a very good job bringing the small town characters to life. I don't usually like a male narrator trying to do the voice of a woman, but Willian Dufris did an excellent job.

I hope there will be additional books with Jack McBride and Ellie, as they had a very strong attraction going and I want to see where it will lead.

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