Secrets of Slaters Falls

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Smashwords, Dec 26, 2010 - Fiction
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A Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist"Nothing like this had ever happened before in Slaters Falls. Everyone was talking about it, especially those with little or nothing constructive to say..." With the novel's opening words, you're invited into the hearts, souls, and bedrooms of the residents of Slaters Falls - a small New England town teeming with secrets.Four families of varying wealth and stature find their lives intertwined by sex, sin, and scandal. Among the ensemble cast of spiteful busybodies, ambitious social climbers, sleazy hunks, conniving bitches, dirty cops, and scheming murderers, several achieve meaningful change as they tackle social issues and taboo storylines. Class-conscious dirty realism, the prurience of a nighttime soap, and a generous supply of skeleton closets create the ultimate small town paradox - you wish you lived there, but you're glad you don't. Meet some of the residents of Slaters Falls:Heiress Nancy Harrison fights the objections of her powerful family when she pursues a romance on the wrong side of town.Melinda Rollins, the minister "s daughter, hides a secret from her fiance.Pharmacist Nathan Courant struggles to hold his family together when tragedy strikes and a mysterious woman at a funeral reopens old wounds.Donna Trembley "s plans to escape her waitressing job and her working class life put her at odds with her mother and lead to a heart-wrenching decision.Little Willie Warzycha uncovers an unspeakable horror in a basement.Doctor Andrew Farinelli refuses to sit by and let his children destroy their own lives, but his interference might drive them away forever.Discover which mother committed the most reprehensible act in Slaters Falls history.Not since best-selling classic Peyton Place has a novel so thoroughly exposed the secrets and lies that fester beneath the picture-perfect surface of every small town. - - - - Breakthrough Novel Award Contest Review Quotes"Great depiction of life in a small New England town. As you can tell from this story, you never really know what goes on in the lives of your neighbors. This is a voyeuristic sneak peek." - Kay Johnson"Wonderful concoction of crime, mystery, and soap opera has something yummy for everyone." - Mari

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