An Uncertain Refuge

An Uncertain Refuge A child orphaned by violence A woman sworn to protect and raise him A killer come to claim him A few deadly minutes in An Uncertain Refuge Kate Dalton lives by the rules of honesty and fair play until

  • Title: An Uncertain Refuge
  • Author: Carolyn J. Rose
  • ISBN: 9780983735908
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • A child orphaned by violence A woman sworn to protect and raise him A killer come to claim him A few deadly minutes in An Uncertain Refuge Kate Dalton lives by the rules of honesty and fair play until she steps between a battered woman and the man intent on killing her Amanda Blake barely survives her ex husband dies by Kate s hand The repercussions force Kate fromA child orphaned by violence A woman sworn to protect and raise him A killer come to claim him A few deadly minutes in An Uncertain Refuge Kate Dalton lives by the rules of honesty and fair play until she steps between a battered woman and the man intent on killing her Amanda Blake barely survives her ex husband dies by Kate s hand The repercussions force Kate from her job at a domestic violence shelter Fleeing unwanted publicity and yearning to break with her past, she heads to the Oregon coast, burdened by a coerced promise to Amanda to care for the nine year old son of the man she killed and shield him from the truth For several weeks Kate holds a tattered web of lies together Then Way Ray s vengeful uncle murders Amanda, an ambush journalist tells the story, and the boy bolts in horror Aided by a dangerous man she only half trusts, Kate searches for the boy she s come to love But a sadistic killer intent on claiming his kin is watching every move.

    One thought on “An Uncertain Refuge”

    1. Although both the opening and closing chapters, were powerful and explosive, this certainly wasn't an action packed, fast paced thriller. It was definitely all in the anticipation, excellent plot building and character forming skills of the author. I knew exactly what the threat was and who it was coming from, right from the very start . the only unknown, emotionally and psychologically challenging dilemma, was just when and where it was going to happen and I was sat on the edge of my seat and r [...]

    2. Kate Dalton's job running a women's shelter brings moments of fear, drama, and sometimes scrutiny.When a battered wife's ex-husband shows up one day, wielding a knife and threatening both of their lives, the outcome jeopardizes not only Kate's livelihood, but her whole way of life.Turning away from this life, she strikes out, heading from Arkansas to the WestFar away from everything repugnant about the job and hoping to discover something new. But a stopover in Grassy Ridge, Oklahoma, at the req [...]

    3. ISBN 9780983735908 - While working at a woman's shelter in Arkansas, Kate Dalton is faced with the situation of saving the life of a woman from the shelter. She helps her but during the fight the ex-husband dies. When the owners of the shelter want to make a movie, Kate decides she can't do that so she leaves her job. Having nowhere to go, she decides to go to Oklahoma to visit Amanda - the lady whose life she had saved at the shelter. There she finds that Amanda is just barely hanging on - both [...]

    4. With a masterfully woven plot, An Uncertain Refuge kept me flipping the pages to find out what would happen next. Taking readers on a cross-country trek from Arkansas, through Grassy Ridge, Oklahoma, then west to the Wade in the Waves Motel on the Oregon Coast, Kate Dalton’s journey is more than one of distance. While running away from one scenario, she runs smack dab into a life that will change her in more ways than she could have imagined. While this story is passionate, it wouldn’t have [...]

    5. A social worker gets between a woman and her husband who is trying to kill her.She knows she is getting to involved but has to do what she does. The woman livesand begs the social worker (who has been fired for her involvement) to take her9 year old son with her for 2 weeks while she gets her head together. Well sheditches out leaving work with her lawyer that the social worker is now the guardianof her son. Thats all I will say. Interesting story.

    6. Kate intercedes on the behalf of Amanda who is in hiding in the women's shelter where Kate works. Amanda's abusive spouse finds out where she is and sets in motion a chain of events that takes Kate and Amanda's son, Way-Ray all the way to Oregon. Interesting twists and turns in the plot, interesting characters and Kate's inner turmoil keep the story moving. The characters are all believable, it's just a stretch that they all show up in Kate's life at the same time.

    7. Disappointing, as I'm finding many of the cheaper Nook books are. This was formulaic, the characters predictible, the plot ho-hum, and by the end of the book I was just wanting to get rid of the whiny main character.

    8. Wow! What a great read! And for FREE!! Even better! This book was very well written and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It made me care about what happened to the characters and root for them. Highly recommend this one.

    9. My daughter loaned me this book to read. She said it was a very good book and she was right! I really did like this book.

    10. My friend borrowed me this book from Kindle. This book was full of action and suspense. A little boy named Way-Ray, goes through a lot of tough emotions for a 10 year old.

    11. Except for minor details and some confusion about the timeline this was a very enjoyable book--good pace, realistic and engaging characters and suspense-building. Definitely would recommend.

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