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Murder Island: A Thriller Novel David Hayes

Murder Island: A Thriller Novel

David Hayes

Published February 13th 2014
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Kindle Edition
417 pages
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Experience this spine-tingling thriller! Death has a witness on a mystery island. Follow the lives of four young adults, forever altered because they know too much. Read this outstanding contemporary adult fiction and see why this treasure islandMoreExperience this spine-tingling thriller! Death has a witness on a mystery island. Follow the lives of four young adults, forever altered because they know too much. Read this outstanding contemporary adult fiction and see why this treasure island is not to be missed!Discover the captivating young adults in Murder Island now! Scroll up and Click Look Inside for a preview of this sizzling coming of age book.A ferry in Lake Superior sets the scene for the launch of separate vacations for Robbie, Wade, Quinton, and Miriam. Boredom draws them into a card game with an engaging couple: middle-aged, blue-eyed Evan and his much younger Swedish blonde wife, Elke.Robbie is battling with his half-generation-older, adventurous brother, who he expects has ulterior motives in taking him on a first-ever hiking trip. Wade is his fathers shadow, tagging along with the artist on his annual wildlife photo hunt. Hes a budding musician, but hes only beginning to imagine where that can take him. Quinton is a geek, the son of a wealthy entrepreneur, and a black sheep in a family of marriage-obsessed women. Miriam is spending her familys vacation-not hers-fishing from a small boat. Cooking and puzzles are her love, but now thanks to her friend, Elke, so is crocheting.At end of separate vacations, teenagers Robbie, Wade, Quinton, and Miriam find themselves together again, just in time to witness a murder...in the wilderness...away from any police. Isle Royale, as it turns out, is also treasure island, and that made it dangerous.How can they stay safe?Who will believe them? What really happened? Its all too much for four kids. They make a pact to return when its safe, when the time is right. In the face of panic and under the threat of harm, Robbie looks back at the mystery island and admonishes the rest, Meet me ten years from tonight. And then another disaster changes everything...except for Robbies words.Robbiewill develop his body and strive to become as much a glorious athlete, outdoorsman, and leader as his brother. He will learn that will alone does not make a hero.Wadewill declare his independence from his family and his past as he pursues a music career at all costs. He will learn that opportunity at the expense of wisdom is a fools trap. He will learn that even painful memories must not be discarded.Miriamwill struggle to put what she remembers in context, struggling with alternate personalities and voices in her head. Shell learn that the world is not on her side, that whatever she needs, she must take, sexual encounters included. Shell discover that even in the loneliest hell, self-absorption has much too high a cost. Shell find out that suppressing horrible memories could eat her alive.Quintonwill develop a business empire in public as he researches the Isle Royale horrors in private. Hell learn that self-protection must be balanced with compassion, that trust is not too much of a luxury, and that you cant ever know everything about someone.By the end of this coming of age book, through harrowing leaps of faith, serious lapses of judgment, sexual encounters, and startling revelations, two will have prepared constantly, one with his body, one with his brains. One will have struggled to remember.