Hidden Motive (Google eBook)

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Steeple Hill, Apr 1, 2008 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Someone had murdered her grandfather.

And Sable Chamberlain was next on the villain's hit list. With the help of her friend Paul Murphy, she hoped to hide at her family's isolated Ozark home. But then an ice storm trapped the couple there with a busload of shady characters and an atmosphere of tension...and evil. Sable and Paul could trust no one but each other. Their only hope to prevent sharing her grandfather's tragic fate was to solve the mystery surrounding his death, though danger lurked around every corner...

  

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I enjoyed it. Don't expect a great, compelling novel, but a nice read. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter Seventeen
115
Chapter Eighteen
124
Chapter Nineteen
129
Chapter Twenty
137
Chapter TwentyOne
146
Chapter TwentyTwo
155
Chapter TwentyThree
164
Chapter TwentyFour
173

Chapter Six
36
Chapter Seven
42
Chapter Eight
50
Chapter Nine
57
Chapter Ten
65
Chapter Eleven
71
Chapter Twelve
77
Chapter Thirteen
83
Chapter Fourteen
91
Chapter Fifteen
97
Chapter Sixteen
108
Chapter TwentyFive
178
Chapter TwentySix
183
Chapter TwentySeven
188
Chapter TwentyEight
193
Chapter TwentyNine
198
Chapter Thirty
202
Chapter ThirtyOne
208
Chapter ThirtyTwo
214
Questions for Discussion
218
Copyright Page
220

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About the author (2008)



"You're a doctor?" Cheryl leaned toward Mel and raised her voice to be heard over the din of restaurant diners. "You could help me paralyze someone, then, couldn't you?"

Mel stared at her with some trepidation. This was the "nice young lady" his pastor, Brother Ron, wanted him to meet?

"I only want to paralyze him temporarily, of course," Cheryl continued.

Mel glanced toward the nearest exit.

"I'd better explain myself," she said with a smile. "I write novels. I'm doing research for a book."

Ah, interesting. He relaxed slightly and gave her all the information she needed in good, graphic detail. He couldn't understand why she only ate half a slice of pizza the whole evening.

This was Mel's introduction into Cheryl's world of fiction. It was Cheryl's introduction into the life of an emergency room physician. They were both fascinated. A year and a half later, they were married.

The fascination grew as Mel downloaded at the end of his workday-- never betraying patient confidentiality. Cheryl's imagination took over, and together they generated ideas for a completely new story, with a completely new novel. With Mel's medical input, encouragement and help with plotting, and Cheryl's writing skills gleaned over 13 years, they developed their first ER-style novel.

The Hoddes (pronounced Hoddee) have loved working together ever since that first meeting. Cheryl has been a professional writer for 19 years now. Mel is a board-certified ER physician with a degree in osteopathy. They work together under the pen name of Hannah Alexander. Their specialty is medical romantic suspense.

Mel and Cheryl live in the Missouri Ozarks, where they like to set the majority of their books.

They love to hear from their readers and can be reached through their web site, www.hannahalexander.com.

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