Free Read Nowhere, NJ - by H.D.Smith


  • Title: Nowhere, NJ
  • Author: H.D.Smith
  • ISBN: 9781942030126
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback

  • Fourteen year old Matty Dun and his gang live in Nowhere, NJ, and their world of mobsters and crooked cops is about to be turned on its head When Matty a runner for the local Mob boss, Mr Hill is attacked and robbed during a delivery, he soon discovers the package he was carrying wasn t the only one taken The boys are told to keep watch for anything suspicious, butFourteen year old Matty Dun and his gang live in Nowhere, NJ, and their world of mobsters and crooked cops is about to be turned on its head When Matty a runner for the local Mob boss, Mr Hill is attacked and robbed during a delivery, he soon discovers the package he was carrying wasn t the only one taken The boys are told to keep watch for anything suspicious, but after the death of a higher up in the organization, their surveillance is discovered by one of the traitors Now the friends must make a choice tell Mr Hill and risk the safety of their families, or keep quiet and live.Flash forward to the present Matthew Larson is now a legitimate businessman in Florida, but his past is about to catch up with him No one not even his wife and son know the truth about who he was The Matt Larson they know is a loving husband and father, not a ghost named Matty Dun with a secret so big it could get Matt and everyone he loves killed Matty needs to stay buried in the past if Matt has any hope of surviving in the present.When his former gang of friends, still tied to the Mob, discover he s alive, Matt s world comes crashing down around him His son, Pete, is kidnapped by the new Mob boss in Nowhere his former friend Lenny Matt has no clue why Lenny would do this, but for some reason Lenny s determined to make Matt pay The stakes are high, life and death decisions are made at every turn, and the sins of Matt s father threate
    H.D.Smith
    HD Smith is a software developer by day and an author of kick ass Urban Fantasy at night She grew up in South Carolina, but has called the Sunshine State home since 1997 She has a Masters degree in Computer Science, but her love of writing has really unleashed the creative siren in her soul For information, visit HD s website at hdsmithauthor.


    Commentaires:

    Emily
    I received a free copy of this book through the GoodReads First Reads giveaways.Nowhere, NJ by H.D Smith was a fun read I enjoy books about the mob and being a fan of the Sopranos, I felt this book was right up my alley I was not disappointed I liked how the author took the reader on a journey through the childhood of Matty, now known as Matthew and how Matthew s childhood made him the man rather than the made man he is today This was a great read for the beach as you could definitely read it in [...]

    C. Stuchl
    Nowhere, N JHD Smith A very well done read The flashbacks were smooth and defined the life of a young teen Matty s involvement with the lower levels of the mob, his friends and his mother is informative A realistic look into the life of kids in a small town and a dead end situation I found the whole story line very interesting It is a short read and one evaening was all it took to finish If I say any about Matty, the boy, and Matthew, the man, it will spoil the whole book This is my first HD Smi [...]

    Peter
    Nowhere NJ is the second in this series but it is quite removed from the first book Keegan s point which might prove a bit confusing for some readers The books are actually joined by a common theme as opposed to the continuation of the characters This one is definitely aimed at an older audience than the first but HD Smith brings her particular style to the fore to deliver and enjoyable and upbeat story of secrets and twists as the past returns to haunt the main protagonist I would recommend any [...]

    Sandra Bobalik
    You can t t run from our pastI thoroughly enjoyed this book I love mafia books but this one had a different perspective I liked he way it was written at two points of the gang s lives, as young men then as they grew up I was wondering until the end at what the outcome would be and I wasn t disappointed I highly recommend this book

    Simon
    A super read for people who like crime and in particular Mafia style stories I thought the narrative was accessible and the dialogue especially read well to capture the different nuances of the characters The plot is quite straightforward though it spans past and present and there just the right amount of detail so the pace doesn t suffer I think most readers would enjoy it, I know I did.

    Annastew1144hotmail.com
    I thought Nowhere NJ had a good sense of time and place I liked how the story arced over two time frames so you could see the protagonist changing and really get inside his head It was well paced and the plot came together to deliver a good ending.

    Diane
    I like anything with Mafia overtures and Nowhere NJ had just the right feel to it I liked the plot, the characters and style of writing It isn t too heavy in terms of content but strikes the right balance between levity and suspense In short, it hit the mark

    Margaret
    First and foremost I really liked the book I love how H.D Smith went back and forth between Matty as a kid and Matt as an adult The way that H.D reviled what was happening a little at a time was great There were a few points that were a little predictable but they didn t distract from the book.

    Bill Lefler
    A good read with parallel past present stories feeding off each other Mobsters, backstabbing, and assassins What could you want

    Krista Stevens
    I read this as an option for a grade 7 book group for struggling reluctant students Because of the large amount of violent, gratuitous scenes, language a lot of swears at the end and murders that were never delved into from a human perspective I do not recommend I also think students would be confused by the large number of characters at the beginning very little character development No literary terms Mostly dialogue.

    Jack Massa
    In their early teens, Matty and his friends were runners for the mob in New Jersey Matty managed to escape the life, but thirty years later events conspire to bring him back to town and an encounter with an old friend who still holds a grudge The story is skillfully constructed, with alternate chapters revealing the events of Matt s teenage years and his current dangerous dilemma An unusual, compelling crime story H.D Smith is a born storyteller.

    H.D. Smith

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