Ulterior Motives by Mel Parish

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A slow-paced story of captivity with an emotional center that will keep readers engaged.


Kidnapped while on vacation in the Philippines, expatriate Jake Cornish struggles to retain his dignity in the face of the humiliating circumstances imposed by his captors. As his wife’s chilling silence to the ransom demand continues, Jake’s futile attempts at escape and defiance are met with a degree of hostility and brutality that suggest his chance of survival is grim—until his captors suggest another use for him. Their outrageous new demand not only pushes him to unparalleled levels of despondency but also causes cracks in their unity, laying bare ulterior motives and revealing the true nature of the kidnappers themselves. A story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, Ulterior Motives tells of life stripped bare of daily comforts, where desperation drives motivation, and loyalty and love may lead not to happiness but unimaginable consequences.

About Mel Parish

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British-born Mel Parish believes a curiosity for life and new experiences are essential in providing inspiration for novels and that travel is one of the best ways of satisfying that curiosity. Mel, who currently resides in New York, has been fortunate enough to live in both London and Hong Kong for substantial periods and has traveled extensively on all three continents. Married with one daughter, Mel is also the author of 'Silent Lies'.
Published May 14, 2013 by Mel Parish. 350 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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on May 01 2013

A slow-paced story of captivity with an emotional center that will keep readers engaged.

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