Dead Simple Author:Peter James The book actually contains four novels: Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah, The Town that Came A-Courtin' by Ronda Rich and The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans in addition to the one used in the title. — I don't read fiction so I cannot comment, but the book was given to me by a friend so I could exchange it and she said she thoroughly enjoyed all the ... more »novels.
From the back cover:
Magic Hour is the story of a little girl who appears one day in a small Washington town. She cannot - or will not - speak. Who is she? Child psychologist Julia Cates is called to free the girl from her lonely world of fear and isolation. A recent tragedy has left Julia herself in a place of troubling loneliness. And now she must find a way to reach out, into the soul of a lost, frightened child.
The Town that Came A-Countin': Some folks think Abby Houston is the luckiest woman alive. The fiery Georgia redhead has vaultd from obit writer to best-selling author. Indeed, she is fortune's favorite, except when it comes to love. Abby finally meets her match - and matchmakers - when she stumbles upon a Mississippi town called Bliss. These quirky, kindly townsfolk aren't about to let Abby leave without love in her heart and Bliss in her soul.
The Sunflower: A broken marriage engagement propels Christine Hollister from her cmfortable home in Dayton to a humanitarian mission in the jungles of Peru. As soon as she meets the desperate children she's come to help and their caretaker, the enigmatic Dr. Paul Cook, she knows her life will never be the same. An evocative novel about the power of love and hope by the best-selling author of The Christmas Box.
Dead Simple: The bachelor pary should have been a simple night of fun - a group of young men playing a harmless practical joke on their friend, sharing a few drinks afterward, and alughing about it in the morning. But when the party ends, four of the pranksters are dead the the groom has disappeared. And a simple plan for fun begins to unfold as a deadly simple plan for murder. Booklist (as a retired librarian, Booklist is one of our basic references when it comes time to order books) says "Achingly well plotted, with suspense that has no letup."« less