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Evolution of a Sad Woman
by Gale Laure   

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Publisher:  Trafford ISBN-10:  1425127304 Type: 


Copyright:  2007 ISBN-13:  9781425127305

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A fiction paperback book full of mystery,suspense,thriller romance with an inspirational twist and a surprise ending!

Her beautiful, emerald eyes will haunt them forever . . . .

Five men---strangers---who have all loved the same beautiful woman, Kizzy, are brought together when she is brutally murdered.  They must share their past love with her to gain clues to solve this crime.  They are taken into a world of crime and cruelty. 

    Little do they know, but their lives will be changed forever!

Kizzy lies nude on her bed as she listens to th music. . . .
Suddenly she hears the rattle of a doorknob turning, coming from the living room. Someone has entered her apartment through the locked door. . . .
She can barely see him as he enters. She is afraid, really deep down afraid. . . .
His eyes are cold, vacant. . . .
While he grabs her with one mighty arm, clenching her arm tightly beneath his large, gloved hand, he leans colse to her whispering, "I'm sorry."

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Jennifer Wilson "JensBookTalk"
Five men from different wakes in life, a priest, a lawyer, a football player, a cab driver, and a cop are in love with the same wonderfully mysterious woman, Kizzy Theriot. They all are drawn together upon Kizzy's murder and vow to make the person pay who is behind it.

Among many twists, turns, and discoveries they begin to unravel the life and death of the woman they all treasured and with every new revelation each mans future is changed forever....

WOW does not even begin to express how I feel about Evolution of a Sad Woman! This was an explosive debut novel by Gale Laure and one that held me spellbound until the last page. It immediately pulled me in and had so many different angles going at once that my fingers were ripping thru the pages trying to solve the mystery. Kudos to Gale for keeping me up well past my bedtime because once I started this book I couldn't sleep until I knew who killed Kizzy! This novel was so awesome that I never correctly was able to guess who done it! I was totally surprised!

Cym H. Lowell,
"Evolution of a Sad Woman" is a thought-provoking story that is told masterfully. A reader cannot help but to want to meet Kizzy and experience what she gave to these men in the short time she was in their lives. Each had known a different woman. As usual with such well conceived and executed books, a reader's mind wanders to associate the story with life experience....
Thank you Gale for a wonderful read!

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Reader Reviews for "Evolution of a Sad Woman"

Reviewed by Gerald Tate 2/17/2010
Good luck with your writing Gale.

Reviewed by Charlotte Liebel, M.Ed. 2/3/2010

By Gale Laure [Review: Charlotte Liebel,M.Ed.]

Author Gale Laure chose a nearly impossible murder mystery, Evolution of a Sad Woman: The story of Kizzy, as her Debut Novel. Be aware of a most fascinating beauty and her adventures of enormous propositions. Get ready for the unexplained shock of the demise of the emerald-green-eyed, flowing long hair, and gentle spirited Kizzy and prepare to shudder in the very first chapter of this novel. In this story, detectives yield to overwhelming circumstances that describe in detail a heinous murder that leaves audiences weak. Gale Laure captivates her readers with twists and turns for a suspenseful murder mystery.

What is known about Kizzy is that ever since childhood dealt her a mean set of circumstances Kizzy cannot seem to find a joyful path toward love. Kizzy seems drawn to inappropriate dysfunctional men. This is probably due to Kizzy’s feelings of missed bonding with her mother who dies when she is a child. In a few years, she loses her father. Thereafter, Kizzy seems psychologically bound to lose sight of right and wrong behaviors. She is a passionate teen and her first love, unfortunately, leaves for college never to return. Thereafter, she has more affairs that are complicated.

Her search is all too common. For lost souls who venture into dangerous circumstances seek great love. She continually disappears from those whom she can trust to cultivate relationships with people she can’t control.

Readers begin to understand Kizzy’s personality after back stories unfold as each of her lovers reveal their story. Kizzy is a strong willed young woman who leaves all the men before they leave her. She makes the rules or so we the viewers believe. What we don’t understand or know are her reasons. Why?

Kizzy travels in questionable circles from the U.S. to foreign territories. Is she running from or into danger for an adventure? Is she on a mission of unknown proportions? All these questions are in the realm of Kizzy’s impossible motives.

The psychological thriller is one that even crusty detectives heave over. It’s an outrageous murder. It’s gross in the details and the phenomenal content of the storyline is passionate in producing quality. What human creature could do such a horrible act? What did Kizzy do to deserve such an exit? This is a tough death to solve so the reader must be alert to the few clues available. In addition, Kizzy leaves vague clues to inform only her most loving admirers, her best friends, how to find her personal possessions. She trusts that together they will not disappoint her.

The reader gets caught-up in the thorough descriptions and minute details as detectives and Kizzy’s five loves enter her residence to investigate her death. They decide how inexplicably difficult it would be to break into her 28th floor apartment. Once inside, they see her expensive drawings are pulled from the walls and the backs are slit as though looking for a document or small hidden item. Her answering machine doesn’t work because a battery is missing. Each of her friends recognizes an item known only to them.

In death, Kizzy leaves a haunting memory of her life. She may have had to relinquish the men she loved in life but never would she release them in death. For to abandon them when she died would not be her kind of justice. Even as a child, Kizzy knows that people who hurt her, “…have to pay…” In the same way, those she loved would always love her. Nobody would get away from her passionate characteristics.


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