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by Valerie Connelly
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Thrillers & Suspense
  • Author:
    Valerie Connelly
  • ISBN:
    0974334820
  • ISBN13:
    978-0974334820
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  • Publisher:
    Nightengale Press; First Edition edition (February 17, 2004)
  • Pages:
    268 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.5
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Although the theme has sometimes been used in various ways in the past, Valerie Connelly has written this book as fresh, fascinating, all-encompassing and surprising, the passages and sidetracks are thought-provoking, and the end result may bring surprises.

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Connelly is too skillful to hand us her resume in one document dump; instead, he fills out her portrait with a subtle hand over the course of. .Trunk Music" was the first Connelly book I read and have not stopped reading him since

Connelly is too skillful to hand us her resume in one document dump; instead, he fills out her portrait with a subtle hand over the course of the novel, a little background here, a glimpse of her temperament there, the revelation of her unusual living conditions sketched in between. ―Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times. Trunk Music" was the first Connelly book I read and have not stopped reading him since. His attention to detail in investigations is authentic, superb and on the level of Ed McBain or Joseph Wambaugh.

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Hannah Sebastian and Peyton Staley are just ordinary people who get the extraordinary chance to experience life as it would have been, if they had made the other choice at that crucial moment in their youth. Meanwhile, Lawyer Lynn Hargrove and Detective Jin O'Riley must stop the killer and unravel the mystery that threaten to destroy Hannah and Peyton's lives forever. SIDETRACKS unveils the mystery of life as it could be and might have been --- for better or for worse.

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Sidetracks by Valerie Connelly

Take a wild ride on the railroad to oblivion or to a better life with "sidetracks" that will define you and your outcome. What thought would go through your head while sitting in this darkened train? On one hand we have a nondescript middle-aged woman who has just fallen in the tub and cracked her skull, as an equally ordinary delivery man arrives to deliver flowers, notes water coming down the stairs and rushes to her aid, pulling her out of the tub. Peyton was able to quickly punch in to 9-1-1. But while he is trying to save her life, someone else has slipped in unnoticed, and fires shots at both before Hannah's dog attacks the assailant and is subsequently killed. A very timely visit by Lynn Hargrove, a lawyer friend of Hannah, having a gut feeling that all was not well with her friend, results in again alerting the police and ambulance for both victims, who arrive just in time.

Our two protagonists, Hannah and Peyton, next recognize, if recognize can be considered the correct word, that they appear to be riding on a train to an unknown destination, though they do not "see" each other yet.

Hannah is the first to become aware of the train and finds herself locked in a probable stateroom alone. But wait! welcoming her, although she seems to be nothing more than a disembodied voice, and explaining to her what has happened to her and that she will be accompanied by various "Agents" who will assist her to relive important formative parts of her life. What she learns from these times of her life will eventually help her to make choices. There will be 4 Agents along the way. If she fails she will either go back to her life on the track she is on, possibly unable to function, end her life, or carry on with her life changed and going in a new direction. The final decision will depend on the "Processor".

Although the theme has been sometimes used in various ways in the past, Valerie Connelly has written this book as fresh, fascinating, all-encompassing and surprising, the passages and sidetracks are thought-provoking, and the end result may bring surprises. The journey and trials in this book are personal and the reader can learn a lot from them.

Being that this is essentially a murder mystery, there are many chapters interspersed with what is happening in the background of their lives during this search within themselves. There is a lot going on in all directions, with Lynn and Detective O'Riley, the cop detective who responded to the calls, in a race against time to find the attempted murderer or murderers while bodies begin to pile up. There is plenty to keep the murder-mystery fan guessing,

Back on the train, both Hannah and Peyton have discovered each other, as he has been assisted by his own Agents, and find themselves in and out of their past, first separately and in later episodes, sometimes together. The purpose of the trip is to determine if there was a "sidetrack", a time when they might have changed direction in their lives and this must play out to its final result. Hannah has chosen a risk she had always wondered if she should have taken, and Peyton has chosen a decision of wealth found where he might have changed his life around. These sidetracks are played out for them to a certain point and they are returned to the train once again.

While they are taking these journeys of self, Lynn and Detective O'Riley are trying to make progress in the case. There are many sidetracks here, too, or perhaps more "red herrings"; just who was the intended victim and why are more people being killed. What exactly is going on in this case, are they related or separate?

Meanwhile, back on the train, there are more stops to be made, but the Agents are now showing them some definitely undesirable outcomes in this imaginary route they have taken. This being the last trip, they will face a Tribunal, a decision on their fates will be decided by what they have learned and what track they will want to take. A decision that will be made by the "Processor" after hearing what they have learned.

This book took my attention right from the start. The theme is fascinating in its growth and direction, the murder mystery is well-written, and I could hardly wait to see the final conclusion. I found myself rooting for this or that to happen, there are surprises, happy times, disturbing times, and confusing times, all wrapped up in a neat little bundle. While reading about the sidetracks, I found myself thinking along those lines, but decided I took the right track after all. Now to live up to it. I feel an affinity with the four main characters in the book, a sign of an excellent writer.
Little Devil
In "Sidetracks", author Valerie Connelly takes her characters on a journey to explore what might have been. It's a question we have all asked, "what if I had said yes instead of no? What if I'd gone right instead of left?" In this captivating novel Ms. Connelly examines these questions while weaving a suspenseful tale that will keep the reader interested until the very end.

Shortly after being shot and left for dead, Hannah Sebastian and Peyton Staley wake up on a train to discover that they must relive certain aspects of their lives and gain a better understanding of how these events shaped them. They will then have the opportunity to take a different path, or sidetrack, to see "what might have been". Neither Hannah nor Peyton want to go on this journey but they are told that they must if they want to have any chance of recovering from their injuries and living out the rest of their lives. Meanwhile, in reality, Hannah and Peyton are in the hospital and near death and it is up to Hannah's attorney and friend, Lynn Hargrove, and Detective James O'Reilly to put the pieces together and figure out who shot them and why.

I really love the idea of this book as I think everyone would jump at the chance to see what would have happened had they taken a different road. What made this book so great was that I didn't expect the "Sidetracks" to go the way they did, especially Hannah's. I also enjoyed the interaction between Hannah and Peyton on the train and Lynn and Detective O'Reilly during the investigation. The characters were well developed, the entire story was well thought out and Ms. Connelly told it in a way that kept me furiously turning the pages until the very end. I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes a good investigative mystery with some serious twists that will have you thinking about the "Sidetracks" in your own life.