Stranger at the Door by J.S. Cook

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South Carolina lawyer Calvin Amos is confident he can gain Thomas Basinger his freedom on appeal. Thom was convicted of a murder during an armed robbery gone bad. But Basinger’s case proves more difficult than Cal anticipated, and the battle he assumed he’d win turns into a devastating failure. Remorseful over the personal defeat, after Basinger is executed, Cal throws himself out of his office window.

Bizarrely, the fall doesn’t kill him. Even stranger, Thom Basinger rings Cal’s doorbell looking for a job. Both men are drawn to each other. Before long, the two forge a unique, heartfelt connection that transcends the boundaries of life and death.

Calvin Amos always imagined himself in possession of some great love or other. He didn’t know he had to die to find it. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

What a twist, should have seen it but I was hoping and then loved it anyway.

What a great novella by a new to me author.

Have to admit, I never did fully understand why Calvin threw himself out the window to began with? Yes I got he lost the case,and I’m guessing that must have been the final straw, the one that broke the camels back, so to speak.

However, I loved how we were lead to what we believed was a him recovered and Thom come back to show Calvin that there is more to life. When if fact, the twist happens.

The fact that is early 1930’s and we already had certain medical advances and the electric chair, is one of the reasons I love reading era genre work. I forget the things.

I liked Thom and Calvin together, and apparently so did everyone else.  The ending was a nice piece with everyone coming together.


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