Nine Years Gone

Nine Years Gone

by Chris Culver

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Nine years ago, Steve Hale saved the love of his life from her abusive and very powerful stepfather by helping her disappear and framing him for her murder. Today, that stepfather is dead, executed by the state of Missouri for a crime he didn't commit, and Steve has a loving wife, a little girl who depends on him, a home, a career – everything he ever wanted and believed he could never have. He also has a new voice mail from a woman the rest of the world believes is dead.

A reunion with his former girlfriend quickly sours when Steve realizes that her stories don't match up – the one she told nine years ago and the one she told today.

As he unravels her twisted knot of lies, he discovers that events are already in motion and plans are being carried out. Unwittingly, he's hurtling toward a dark secret – one some very dangerous people are willing to protect at any cost.

"Like Blue Velvet and Hitchcock films, NINE YEARS GONE tries to capture something dark and sinister just beneath the thin facade of everyday living... Thrilling, disturbing and at times gut-wrenching, NINE YEARS GONE is a fast-paced, tightly executed thriller with little breathing room and a penchant for not being able to be put down for long."

"Chris Culver is a daring new voice in crime fiction."
--Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Downfall

"Chris Culver is a writer to watch for years to come."
--C.J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Point and The Highway

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149736720
Publisher: TMG Electronic Self Publishing Services
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 61,123
File size: 629 KB

About the Author

Chris Culver is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Ash Rashid series of mysteries. After graduate school, Chris taught courses in ethics and comparative religion at a small liberal arts university in the south. Between classes, he wrote The Abbey, which spent sixteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He and his family live near St. Louis, Missouri, where Chris is working on his next novel.

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Nine Years Gone 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steve Hale is an average guy except for one fact: nine years ago, he helped his former girlfriend fake her own death and framed her abusive stepfather for murder. Now, that abusive stepfather is dead and that former girlfriend is back—and she’s homicidal. I’m a big fan of Culver’s Ash Rashid series, so I looked forward to this book and wasn’t disappointed. It started a little slow, but it ended up being a very good psychological thriller that kept me up late at night. By the time you get about a third of the way in, it basically goes from one cliffhanger to another. That made for a fun read. My biggest beef is that I wish the secondary characters had been better developed. I really didn't get to know Vince or Isaac before they left the story. It didn’t take away from the book, but I would have liked to see more of them. Overall, Nine Years Gone is a fast-paced, well-written novel with plenty of suspense to keep readers happy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There has to be something: if not interesting characters, then intriguing plot; if neither of the previous, then it has to be well written - exceedingly well written (ie Chang-Rae Lee, Richard Russo, etc). This book has NOT ONE of these requirements. I am angry and dumber for having read it. What a waste of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The premise was interesting, but the story unfolded implausibly. There were a number of editorial errors.
kizabee More than 1 year ago
Super good read! Highly recommend!
Mickertot More than 1 year ago
This book was horrible. The characters have no depth and it's impossible to connect to them. The main character's dog is killed and tossed under a bridge and the guy barely reacts. A person is possibly trying TO KILL HIM and his family and there is no fear, no terror, no plans to stay safe. He's just going to try and talk her out of this or shoot her if she attacks him. I couldn't roll my eyes harder if I tried. The plot is ridiculous. There is no suspense and I kept wishing the guy would just call the police and turn himself in so the book would be over. Don't buy this unless you have a couple of hours with nothing to do and you want to drag yourself through a poorly written book with a terrible plot and one dimensional characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read. Enjoyed the story. Will look for more books by this author.
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