The Way Life Should Be: A Novel

The Way Life Should Be: A Novel[PDF] ✪ The Way Life Should Be: A Novel Author Terry Shaw – Heartforum.co.uk Just before dawn in Stone Harbor, Maine, two men meet in the bathhouse in a wooded park So what do you have in mind one asks A little surprise, the other answers before beating him to death with a ste Just before dawn in Stone Harbor, Life Should Epub Ý Maine, two men meet in the bathhouse in a wooded park So what do you have in mind one asks A little surprise, the other answers before beating him to death with a steel flashlightNewspaper editor John Quinn and his wife have returned to his hometown to raise their son, but real estate prices have soared and natives are being pushed out Then a popular politician and family man is murdered at a well known gay The Way PDF/EPUB ² pickup spot The victim was Quinn s childhood friend, Paul Stanwood Quinn insists Paul was only investigating a police crackdown at the park When the police chief and others seem to ignore and downplay obvious clues, Quinn takes matters into his own hands Even though his wife s car is vandalized and a source is severely beaten after he speaks out on the hidden violence against gays, Quinn refuses to stop looking for answers With so many people hiding secrets secrets some are Way Life Should PDF/EPUB ¿ willing to kill for Quinn has to find out the truth about his friend s murder before he, too, is permanently silenced.

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Way Life Should Be: A Novel
  • Terry Shaw
  • English
  • 02 January 2019
  • 1416563121

10 thoughts on “The Way Life Should Be: A Novel

  1. Sheila says:

    I read The Way Life Should Be as soon as it came out After all, I was a Gather First Chapters Competition entrant too And I concluded that Terry Shaw was a worthy winner The Way Life Should Be is an exciting story, with twists that lead inexorably to turns, and questions that keep you wondering The locale is beautifully portrayed I ve never been to Maine, but I can still see the bridge over the river, the old stone buildings, and the caf with the rather large sign I can still imagine I read The Way Life Should Be as soon as it came out After all, I was a Gather First Chapters Competition entrant too And I concluded that Terry Shaw was a worthy winner The Way Life Should Be is an exciting story, with twists that lead inexorably to turns, and questions that keep you wondering The locale is beautifully portrayed I ve never been to Maine, but I can still see the bridge over the river, the old stone buildings, and the caf with the rather large sign I can still imagine the park where the body is found And I can still remember the characters They fascinated, confused and annoyed me with their attitudes and assumptions, just like real people I was eager to see if they would change and learn during the story, and I m glad to say they did.By the end of the book, I knewabout Maine,about newspapers, andabout those who feel compelled by society to hide who they are It s a good read, with an ending that will keep you turning pages, and I m glad Terry won so we can share the tale

  2. Chris says:

    In Terry Shaw s debut novel, The Way Life Should Be, third generation journalist John Quinn returns to his hometown of Stone Harbor, Maine, to rescue his deceased father s newspaper, The Pilot, from financial ruin Quinn had fled Maine for Miami almost two decades prior, much to the chagrin of his closest childhood friends, Paul and Lizz Paul, now a well known local politician, husband to Lizz, and father of two children, is found murdered at a notorious gay cruising spot, which raises many que In Terry Shaw s debut novel, The Way Life Should Be, third generation journalist John Quinn returns to his hometown of Stone Harbor, Maine, to rescue his deceased father s newspaper, The Pilot, from financial ruin Quinn had fled Maine for Miami almost two decades prior, much to the chagrin of his closest childhood friends, Paul and Lizz Paul, now a well known local politician, husband to Lizz, and father of two children, is found murdered at a notorious gay cruising spot, which raises many questions and concerns among both Paul s family and friends, as well as the townspeople.Because Paul had indirectly been a proponent of gays, Quinn refuses to believe his best friend had been living a secret life and begins to compile a list of suspects Using what little clout he has as the local area newsman, his list of enemies grows faster than potential culprits Those who begin to wish Quinn had never returned to Stone Harbor include local police chief, Al Sears, who takes little interest in the case because of the victim s supposed tendencies professor Bryan Bowen Smythe, who is all too eager to replace Paul as chair of the board of selectmen Quinn s own cousin and The Pilot s general manager, Seth, who always seems to knowthan he lets on and even Lizz, who angrily reminds Quinn that he stopped really knowing who his friends were when he left.Shaw s novel makes for an intriguing mystery, and while I wouldn t classify it as the quintessential edge of your seat whodunit, both the characters and circumstances are believable, especially the protagonist s struggle, as he tries to be come reacquainted with the life he left behind long ago The Way Life Should Be is a promising beginning for a new member of the mystery writing genre

  3. Bob says:

    OK this is actually a three star read but I believe we all need to support gather.com and other sources for new authors.This is a fun book with tight plots, careful phrasing and well developed characters The author treats Main reverently and fairly The story is engaging and the characters are well written.My objections are slight Most new novelists need time to dumb down their character recognition I get it they ve spent forever on this labor of love and they know the characters inside OK this is actually a three star read but I believe we all need to support gather.com and other sources for new authors.This is a fun book with tight plots, careful phrasing and well developed characters The author treats Main reverently and fairly The story is engaging and the characters are well written.My objections are slight Most new novelists need time to dumb down their character recognition I get it they ve spent forever on this labor of love and they know the characters inside and out Shaw uses common names like John, Jack and Paul I was good with Lizz because I LOVE Lizz Wright It would be helpful if Shaw added little reminders in the first 3 4 chapters so we know who is who I d either useunique names or give them parrot on the shoulder gimmicks e.g thick glasses, unusual height, asthma, smoker s cough I almost chucked this book because I needed to refer to the back cover to distinguish the characters.I think Shaw will produce some fun reads and I m looking forward to seeing what he does next Read this book pay close attention until you re invested in the story

  4. Eileen says:

    This is a great first novel With their less than perfect personalities, almost every main character was capable of murder It kept me guessing throughout the whole story Really enjoyed the way the author used newspaper stories to explain or sum up issues that arose I m also thinking there could be a sequelthere are still some unanswered questions Hmmm..

  5. Dianestearns says:

    When I got the recommendation to read this title, I didn t realize there were two books with the same title,this one by Terry Shaw, and the other one by Christina Baker Kline So i ended up with both books from the library The Shaw book is a dark mystery, and very satirical.

  6. Nattolie says:

    A real nail biter Terry won the Simon Schuster First Chapters novel writing contest on Gather.com and we are very proud of his accomplishment A real nail biter Terry won the Simon Schuster First Chapters novel writing contest on Gather.com and we are very proud of his accomplishment

  7. Adrienne says:

    Very good book Just the type of book that gives you a creepy feeling but you HAVE to find the killer I felt like I was with Quinn every step of the way.

  8. Seth Baker says:

    The book is pretty typical with nothing too exciting There are some good morals, such as openness in relationships, trust, and following your heart.

  9. Terry Fay says:

    Easy read, enjoyable mystery, written in a Maine setting I d recommend it for entertainment

  10. Patrick says:

    A pretty vanilla mystery about as exciting as watching a rerun of Murder She Wrote If this was the winner of the contest I d hate to see the other entries

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