All She Ever Wanted by Barbara Freethy

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...this story was extremely well-written. Each page left me more and more curious.
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Synopsis

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a romantic and suspenseful story of three best friends and a terrible, life-changing secret.

Emily was their closest friend, or so they thought -- until years later, when her secrets send them on a perilous search for the truth about who she really was ... and why she died ...

Ten years ago, during a party gone out of control, beautiful, vibrant Emily plummeted to her death, leaving her three best friends and sorority sisters -- Natalie, Laura and Madison -- devastated. None of them has ever forgotten that night, or the role each may have played in Emily's death, the guilt that has pursued them, and the loss they still suffer.

Now an unknown writer has rocketed onto bestseller lists with a novel that eerily mirrors their own story. Who is he? How does he know the intimate details of their lives? And why is he accusing one of them of murder? As they begin to unravel the startling truth about their friend, each will rediscover a love she lost long ago and uncover secrets that will forever change her life...

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"Three friends reunited to uncover a haunting mystery -- I couldn't put it down." Luanne Rice.

"ALL SHE EVER WANTED is a gripping tale of romantic suspense, but it's also a story of friendships, betrayal, love, heartache, and second chances. It's the story of four young women on the brink of adulthood, full of dreams and expectations, and the tragic event that changed their lives in ways none of them could have foreseen. But even though a tragedy is the basis of the book, it is an uplifting and hopeful tale."

"Barbara Freethy is a master storyteller with a gift for characterization, and in ALL SHE EVER WANTED, she gives readers seven intriguing characters. In order to discover what happened, Natalie, Cole, Madison, Dylan, Laura, and Drew must come to terms with their pasts, and in doing so, they learn a great deal about themselves and each other. Well written and compelling, ALL SHE EVER WANTED is a fascinating blend of romance, mystery, and suspense. Don't miss it!" Susan Lantz, Romance Reviews Today

4 /12 stars - Top Pick of the Month - Romantic Times Magazine - "Freethy's expertly penned novel is a true page-turner."

** Don't miss Barbara's newest romantic suspense trilogy: Lightning Strikes
BEAUTIFUL STORM (#1)
LIGHTNING LINGERS (#2)
SUMMER RAIN (#3) Coming soon!

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If you like connected series, you might also want to check out Barbara's new series, THE CALLAWAYS. There will be eight books in the series and each book will feature love, romance, mystery and adventure.

Currently available in the Callaways:
ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (#1)
SO THIS IS LOVE (#2)
FALLING FOR A STRANGER (#3)
BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER (#4)
ALL A HEART NEEDS (#5)
THAT SUMMER NIGHT (#6)
WHEN SHADOWS FALL (#7)
SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW (#8)
IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER (#9)
 

About Barbara Freethy

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A native California, Barbara Freethy has lived at both ends of the state. While she misses the hot summer nights of Southern California, she enjoys the beautiful bays and hillsides of Northern California, as well as the exciting and intriguing city of San Francisco.
 
Published November 12, 2013 by Fog City Publishing, LLC. 422 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Dec 25 2011
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Critic reviews for All She Ever Wanted
All: 3 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Nov 15 2008

Unfortunately, the real killer's character gets short shrift, making the book less than compelling as a mystery.

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Excellent
on Apr 19 2011

...this story was extremely well-written. Each page left me more and more curious.

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Reviewed by Harriet Klausner on Nov 29 2008

ALL SHE EVER WANTED is a fabulous investigative romance tale that grips the audience...

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