Never Helpless

Good morning everyone!  I am telling you that it is wonderful to hear the birds out there singing away.  But did you know they often start singing at 4 in the morning?  Yeah, really.  Of course how do I know that.  Well as usual wide awake while everyone sleeps.  I did my usual tour of housework and laundry for the first 3o minutes.  Never takes much since the house is normally all picked up anyway.  So had several hours free and clear.  Thought it was a great time to turn on my e-reader and lose myself in a good story.

I have a few new books there that I have been enjoying.  The first is by Daniel Palmer, son of medical thriller author Michael Palmer.  Daniel is trying his hand at writing too.  And I have to say that "Helpless" has been worth the read.  I was first going to scan it to see what it was about.  Well the scan lasted for the first four chapters.  Yeah, it caught me up real quick.  I think that Daniel is not going to have to worry about walking in his father's footsteps.  He will be forging his own path.    

Here is the set up.  Nine years after he left Shilo, New Hampshire, former Navy Seal Tom Hawkins has returned to raise his teenage daughter, Jill, following the murder of his ex-wife, Kelly. Despite Tom’s efforts to stay close to Jill by coaching her high school soccer team, Kelly’s bitterness fractured their relationship. But life in Shilo is gradually shaping up into something approaching normal. Normal doesn’t last long. Shilo’s police sergeant makes it clear that Tom is his chief suspect in Kelly’s death. Then an anonymous blog post alleges that Coach Hawkins is sleeping with one of his players. Internet rumors escalate, and incriminating evidence surfaces on Tom’s own computer and cell phone. To prove his innocence, Tom must unravel a tangle of lies about his past. For deep amid the secrets he’s been keeping—from a troubled tour of duty to the reason for his ex-wife’s death—is the truth that someone will gladly kill to protect.

So after sitting here for a lil over an hour, I have now laid down my e-reader.  Why?  Well I finished the book that quick.  Not that it was easy but that it was that interesting.  Flipping from page to page as my eyes scanned through.  Horrid that I speed read so often but that has been my doing since I was a teen.  This was a great book that had me constantly guessing as it went along.  I think ya'll would like it too!  So much so that I have a hard copy to share in a giveaway!  Yeppers you heard me right.  We are doing a giveaway today too.  Books are meant to be shared you know.  So pop down to the Rafflecopter and start clicking away.

I have to say a big thanks to Daniel and to Erin for sharing this one with me.  I love a good mystery!

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  1. Nice post
    Good blog
    I am following your blog with GFC
    now follow back my blog with GFC too

  2. Oh, it is harmed so many of us (me included) by taking away our family time. I know that I spend way too much time on this darn computer. Oh the other hand it has helped me meet wonderful people like you! And plus I happen to LOVE my Kindle and don't know what I would do without it.

  3. I agree 100% with Tammy. She took the words right out of my mouth!

  4. I think it has helped and harmed in many ways but harmed more.

  5. It has helped me run my business but it has taken time away from being in nature. Thank you for the giveaway!



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