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GUIDE STAR a gripping and emotional rollercoaster of a novel about love, life and not giving up by [ELLIS, JOY]
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What readers are saying about GUIDE STAR The new book from #1 best-selling author Joy Ellis.

"This book hooked me from the first page. I couldn't put it down." Carolyn Talbott

Loved this book.” Denise Zendel

"The story blends characters with the evocative setting of the Fens and a police twist running through. The plot and characters are well written and believable, proving that life can continue after a loss. Read this - you will enjoy it. Sara Greenwood

“This was a big change for Joy Ellis and grabbed my attention immediately with her thoughtful sensitive story. “ Claudia Hopkins

"A lovely read and a feel-good book. Joy Ellis never disappoints." Martha B

“Superb book, great story of love, loss and ultimate survival.” Nicole Middleton

“What a beautiful book. Well written, engrossing without becoming sloppy and over sentimental. I thoroughly enjoyed it” Aileen Grist

"What a brilliant novel with well defined and plausible characters, although somewhat different from Joy's usual crime novels." Butterfly

“Guide Star is a story about family, friendship, acceptance and fresh starts.” Mandie

“An emotional rollercoaster of a read that you just can’t put down!” Lisa Hardy

Stella won’t give up, but she doesn’t know how to go on.

Stella North, a rising star in the police, has her life torn apart by a gunman’s bullets. She has often faced danger, but these injuries mean she must give up the job she loves. Her grandmother Beth is her rock. And Beth is no ordinary woman. At seventy, she runs marathons and has a past that Stella knows very little about.

Beth calls in her friend Michael to help with Stella’s recovery. But this man means a lot more to Beth than she reveals. And Stella’s ex-husband Edward and old police partner Robbie want to help, but Stella puts up emotional barriers, and they have problems of their own. Her old friends from her days of Urbex (exploring old abandoned buildings) offer a glimmer of hope for the future.

How will Stella find the strength to overcome the challenges of her new life, and will her grandmother at last resolve the secrets of her past?

By UK #1 best-selling author, Joy Ellis, this is a gripping and emotional departure from her acclaimed crime fiction, full of engaging characters who will take you on a journey of recovery.

GUIDE STAR is set in the same beautiful Lincolnshire Fens as Joy's crime novels. And there is even a cameo appearance from DS Marie Evans!

Readers of Maeve Binchy, Kathryn Hughes, Kerry Lonsdale, Erica James, JoJo Moyes, Nicholas Sparks, or Kelly Rimmer will enjoy this gripping and emotional new novel.

Don’t miss out, discover a book everyone's talking about!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1380 KB
  • Print Length: 271 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1912106523
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Joffe Books (23 April 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071RKNG2Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I love Joy Ellis' books, but found this a little bit tame, albeit a good story. Prefer her murder mysteries
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This book is a deviation from the usual crime fiction that Joy writes and I was therefore unsure what to expect.

The book begins when Stella is in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds and that is where the suspense begins on what develops as a rollercoaster ride through every emotion you have. Joy has very cleverly managed to portray the characters so the reader really gets into their head and can feel all the emotions. It is gripping and the reader just turns page after page until the ending which is a real curve ball. Every time I thought I had worked out where the book was going another twist appeared I can honestly say this is one of the best most gripping reads I have had the pleasure to read for a long time that wasn’t a 'thriller'. It was a very refreshing change from the norm and it shows the author is talented at more than one genre.

Stella is a policewoman who ended up in a life threatening situation while off duty and ends up putting her own life in danger in an attempt to save the lives of innocent civilians. She ends up seriously injured in hospital with life changing injuries.

Her partner, Robbie also suffers as a result of Stella's injuries as he feels guilty that he wasn’t able to save her. Their boss is an unfeeling woman who abandons Stella in spite of her bravery and gives Robbie a hard time pushing him over the edge.

The book has many characters. All of them unique and well developed and Joy has also managed to bring characters from one of her crime fiction series' into this book making it an excellent side story.
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Guide star by joy ellis.

Who do you turn to when life goes wrong?

Stella’s life has changed forever. Her only support is her amazing grandmother, Beth. But Beth also faces the biggest challenge of her life.

Stella North, a rising star in the police, has her life torn apart by a gunman’s bullets. All her life she has faced danger, but these injuries mean she must give up the job she loves. Her grandmother Beth is her rock. And Beth is no ordinary woman. At seventy, she runs marathons and has an exciting past that Stella knows very little about.

Will Stella find the strength to overcome the challenges of her new life, and will her grandmother at last resolve the deep emotional turmoil of her past?

A Fantastic read with brilliant characters. I loved Stella and her grandmother. Wow. What her grandmother did for the war. I was shocked. This book is fall of surprises. A lovely read. 5*. Netgalley and Joffe books.
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