About The Book:
Title: Dust and Ends
Series: Holding Ransom
Author: Denise Mathew
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Release Date: August 10, 2014
Everyone has them, skeletons hidden away just waiting to be discovered. Dark secrets that will be our undoing. And no matter how carefully we bury them, they never stay where they’re put. Those things that we want to hide always rise up when we least expect it, revealing all the truths that we wished never saw the light of day. Spilling and scattering like a broken string of pearls. What they leave in their wake is Dust and Ends.
Charged for a crime that he didn’t commit, twenty-three-year old Ransom Sanders is racing against time, searching for something that will prove his innocence, but with his sadistic father working against him at every turn, Ransom is out of luck, and time.
Lies have a way of tangling up your life, intertwining with reality until you don’t know what’s true and what’s false anymore. They also have a way of coming back to haunt you, to ruin your life, to snatch away everything that you cherished. Nobody knows that better than twenty-year-old Lexie Adams, because her deceptions cost her the one good thing in her life, Ransom Sanders.
Desperate to get Ransom back, Lexie goes to extreme lengths to prove that the past doesn’t equal the present. In her quest to reignite the flame that was extinguished, she puts everything on the line, throwing her heart and soul into helping find the proof that Ransom needs to be vindicated. But to find the truth Ransom and Lexie must work together, something Ransom isn’t too keen on doing. With time running out and nothing to hang on to but a few flimsy shreds of possibilities, Ransom and Lexie must sift through Ransom’s past if they have any chance at all to save his future.
Dust and Ends by Denise Mathew
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Dust and Ends by Denise Mathew is the second book in her Holding Ransom series. It resolves the wicked cliffhanger we were left with at the end of Ransom.
OMG! This book did not hold anything back. We left Ransom in jail, accused of setting the explosion that injured his younger brother Gabriel. Lexxie was gone, and his Pa, Billy Sanders, was the architect of this nefarious plot.
In this book we slowly catch glimpses of the past, of Ransom's mother before she became pregnant with him and the circumstances that lead to her death. In the present, Ransom is bound and determined to find a way to prove his innocence but his father has covered all the bases and built a very convincing case against him.
This book contains some pretty emotional and dark moments of abuse and tragedy and it will have you losing sleep in order to get to the bottom of the story.
Such a great book. I HIGHLY recommend this, but you MUST read in order.
About The Series:
Holding Ransom #1: Ransom
About The Author:
Denise Mathew loves good chocolate, lots of coffee, her kids and husband, when they behave, and of course writing stories. She believes that housework should be banned and wishes that potato chips were the most healthy and nutritious food on the planet. She worked as a pediatric nurse for eleven years, once owned an online jewelry business and even taught English in Thailand. She plans on writing until the stories run out, something she hopes never happens.