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revengeChildhood friendships mold us into the adults we become. So it goes for three nine year old girls in Millers Falls, Maine after a ruthless attack hits close to home. The experience keeps them bound to one another even as adults. But when an opportunity for revenge offers to set them free, the friends run headlong after vengeance, quickly learning that even justice can cut to the bone.

This is a spellbinding story of dysfunctional families, abuse, and revenge. From the first page, I could not put this down until the heart-stopping conclusion. With characters as unforgettable as these, I will be looking for Ms. Hale’s future novels. 5 stars

A captivating suspense novel that will keep you turning the pages till the end! Way to go for a debut!

IN THE SHADOW OF REVENGE is available from Amazon and Carina Press.


Patricia Hale is a graduate of the MFA program at Goddard College in Vermont. She is a member of Sister’s in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, NH Writer’s Project and Maine Writer’s and Publisher’s Alliance. Her essays and articles have appeared in New England literary magazines and the anthology, My Heart’s First Steps. When not writing, she enjoys hiking with her dogs and kayaking on the lakes near her home. Patricia lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two German shepherds.