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When Fall Fades: The Girl Next Door Crime Romantic Suspense Series - Book One (The Girl Next Door Crime Romance Series 1) by [Simpson, Amy Leigh]
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A "Must Read Romance of 2015"--Serena Chase, USA Today



"...Here's the best news: this novel is the first in a series. Ms. Simpson swung for the fences with this one, and her ball disappeared in the sun."Anthony Flacco, New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST NIGHTINGALE

"Simpson’s descriptions, emotionally-riveting details, and sometimes evocative scenes keep the reader breathless from the first page to the last. A wonderful debut!”Pepper D. Basham, author of The Thorn Bearer and A Twist of Faith

"Smart dialogue, plenty of romantic tension, and well-crafted sentences that pull you right into the scene. ...You’ll be left wanting more when the ride comes to an end.”Amy Matayo, award-winning author of Sway and The Wedding Game

"Wowza! A fresh new voice on the clean-with-steam romance scene ... Sassy and nervy, her debut is an engrossing read that shines with the promise of a developing talent you’ll want to be on the ground floor of experiencing."-Serena Chase, Happily Ever After USA Today.

Sadie Carson is an expert on unfinished business. Five years after the derailment of her dreams she's just barely existing, using her job as a hospice nurse to give others the one thing she can't seem to find-closure. So when her elderly neighbor Charlie, a brilliant conspiracy nut known for harassing the FBI, is murdered, Sadie suspects Charlie might've been onto something and intends to make sure someone solves the mystery of her friend's death, even if it's her.

The feisty little blonde may have found the victim's body, but FBI Special Agent Archer Hayes has no intention of letting some nosy civilian interfere with his investigation. The guilt he feels is bad enough. The last thing Archer needs is another distraction to haunt him. Especially one as beautiful and beguiling as the girl next door.

But throw in a mountain of hoarded evidence and suspiciously coded journals and the case takes a puzzling turn toward a decades old conspiracy cover-up from World War II-one only the victim's closest confidant can help untangle. Sadie and Archer reluctantly join forces to decode the riddle of secrets Charlie carried to his grave. Or did he? Someone is after a dangerous truth. But to uncover it or bury it is a question that leads the unlikely pair on a quest for redemption that lands Sadie in the crosshairs of a desperate killer. And when the dangers of the past and present collide Archer must fight to save the life of the woman he's falling for . . . only to discover he might be the one in need of saving.

First in The Girl Next Door crime romance series, WHEN FALL FADES offers the best in crime romance mystery. The female protagonist Sadie Carson sends you down the winding road in her convincing role as a female sleuth in this romance murder mystery. If you're looking for romance with an FBI agent, contemporary mystery romance books and romantic novels by Amy Leigh Simpson will surely whet your appetite.

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  • Publisher: WildBlue Press; 1 edition (11 October 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016IPS930
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #419,671 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lyrical, tension-filled and full of heart...a sweet and gritty debut by an author to watch 31 March 2016
By Julia M. Reffner - Published on Amazon.com
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As a reviewer for a large magazine, my home bookshelves have become one large slush pile with too many titles to compete for my attention. A novel needs to be impossible to put down and When Fall Fades fits the bill. Simpson's sassy spunky heroine Sadie Carson takes the reader along on a roller-coaster ride of emotion and thrilling suspense with more than a dash of heart. This debut author has mastered the balance between lyrical poetic writing and nail-biting suspense. Throw in historical intrigue, romantic tension ratcheted sky-high, gritty raw emotion...and Simpson has branded herself as "one to watch."
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When it all fades... 15 October 2015
By flbelle - Published on Amazon.com
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When it ALL fades! Please excuse the play on words; I couldn't help myself. However, it does describe what happened when I read this book. I ignored the cooking, the cleaning and according to my fiance... him. I actually gauge a book by how engrossed I become. From the current state of my house, this is a GOOD one.

When Fall Fades is a magical blend of romance and mystery. The romance is all steam without the smut and the mystery is all whodunit without the he did it. Simpson's characters were beautifully developed and I found myself invested in their story. I actually wish I had a "Charlie" in my life. Scenes are painted with care and I had no trouble becoming immersed in Sadie's world. I will be keeping an eye out for the next book in this series.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gritty and sizzling 18 December 2015
By Robin E Mason - Published on Amazon.com
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Crushed dreams leave scars. Just ask Sadie Carson. When one dream was lost, she cast another one aside along with it. And settled for a life that, while satisfying, was not complete, was not true. Was not really her.
FBI Agent Archer Hayes has his life tightly under wraps, aka control. And for him, it’s all about the job.
When Sadie’s next door neighbor is found murdered, the connection between her and Agent Hayes is unexpected and unwelcome. And undeniable.
Can Archer Hayes let down the neatly constructed walls that have provided a haven of safety—and isolation—for so many years? Will Sadie let go of one broken dream—and her broken heart and embrace a new dream? Or are the obstacles too much for them to overcome?

Ms. Simpson writes with fiery realism, characters I could easily sit down and chat with. The fears and desires and longings are tangible in Ms. Simpson’s words, vivid, drawing me into the middle of the action. Into the angst. And the internal struggles both characters face. As they unravel the mystery behind her neighbor’s death, will they also unravel the cage that has kept both their hearts prisoner?

Bravo for a finely crafted debut novel! I await many more by this talented new author!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Debut Novel 30 October 2015
By LAM - Published on Amazon.com
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What an amazing combination of mystery, suspense, romance, anger, anguish, trepidation, lust... The list could go on, but I'll stop. I planned on reading this book over the course of the next week or so, and instead finished it while traveling for business, in between meetings, in less than two days - needless to say it's a story you just can't put down. Sadie is such a relatable character that it's easy to slip into her shoes while reading the book. Archer has just enough of his character veiled to keep you wanting to know more of his past. And Charlie makes me want to go hug my Grandpa. Although few of us will ever experience anything like the story that brings these characters together, their story hits home and can easily bring you back to your own relationships, baggage and faith.

I cannot wait for the next book in the series (and am keeping my fingers crossed that is has something to do with Finn and Joss!)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling romance - but with actual character depth! 30 April 2016
By Jessica Truskwoski - Published on Amazon.com
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If I were to create or imagine my perfect book, it would look something like this.

This book really does have it all, as other reviewers have described. Aside for the what others have written, I really loved all of the hot-and-heavy romance/tension between the main characters, WITHOUT it taking a sleazy turn. You really can't find books, movies, or TV shows like this anymore. Can this be made into a movie please?