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First Lines … ‘The Devil’s Dime’ by Bailey Bristol





The dark-haired young man could scarcely believe his good fortune. He tried to slow his breathing, but the plush, deep carpet felt strange beneath his feet, keeping him off balance.

Between holding his breath so as not to fall over and trying not to hyperventilate, he was a trembling mess. He had to steady himself. This was the reward everyone coveted, and it had come to him.

He focused on the deep folds of the gold-fringed drapery that hung across the entrance. Intricate nets of transparent fabric laced the ceiling, muting the light and casting the place in an unearthly, beckoning dimness.


So many questions

What has this young man done to earn a reward and why should he be so surprised about it?

What kind of background does the young man come from, that carpet should make him feel so uncomfortable?

Why is such an opulent and well furnished place, kept in such dimness?

And that’s before I even start reading …..

As usual, so as to avoid too many unwanted spoilers, I have not included a full synopsis of the book in this post. However to find out a little more about the story before deciding whether it is your ‘cup of tea’ or not, you can click on the book image.


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As this was an author invitation to read and review, a download of ‘The Devil’s Dime (The Samaritan Files) ‘ was sent to me free of charge, by its author, Bailey Bristol.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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