The Things That Matter Most: The Beginning

The Things That Matter Most: The Beginning

by Perry Prete


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August 2000. Ethan Tennant, Tom Lister and Galen Hoese work together to catch the killer of your girls in the first summer of the new millennia.
Young, innocent girls play in the summer heat, oblivious to the dangers around them, only to fall prey to the worst type of death possible. Parents, neighbours and the police are frustrated by the lack of progress on the case.

Why is the killer always one step ahead of the police? The killer seems to know more than the police who are investigating the crimes. It's not until Ethan and his new girlfriend become involved, that the pieces of the puzzle begin to form a complete picture.

But does anyone really want to see what has remained hidden for so long?

Part one of .... ?

AB says: "creepy, gotta go and lock my doors and turn on some lights..."

KRB says: "A creepy psychological thriller that will never allow me to wear flowered patterns again"

"The Things That Matter Most" takes place fourteen years before "All Good Things", the first in the Ethan Tennant series.

"The Things That Matter Most" is a bolus, a little extra that adds to the characters and events in the past. These novellas will be released periodically and will continue from August 2000 to present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993675300
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 04/14/2014
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

After graduating as a Paramedic in 1983 from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Perry moved to Brockville, Ontario where he now continues to work full-time as a Paramedic for the county.

He continues to write, work as a Paramedic and operate a pre-hospital medical supply company.

With over 30 years experience as a field Paramedic, he draws on his career to bring realism to the scenes in his books.

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booklover- More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Ethan Tennant and Tom Lister are paramedics. Galen Hoese, Ethan's best friend, is a cop. Ethan's new girlfriend, Maddy, is a nurse at the local hospital. Very young girls are being murdered. Ethan and Tom have been called to several scenes of the crimes. No one seems to know what links all these girls. On the other side of town, adult men and women are being strangled with a leather belt. Nothing seems to tie these victims together. Random crime ... random victims? Why does the killer always seem to know where the cops are going to be? When Ethan and Maddy are invited by their cop friend to assist in determining who the killer is, they do see things that the cops haven't seen. And now that they are getting closer, they find that the killer may be closer than they think. This is a well-written crime thriller. I loved the paramedic stories, the details in treating various accidents, injuries, deaths. After doing just a little research, it's not hard to see where all these credible details come from ... the author is/was a paramedic for many years. The characters are cleverly drawn and there are surprises around every corner. The first major twist of the story comes about half way through the book ... a second huge twist soon follows. The one thing that always makes me raise my eyebrows is when the cops allow civilians to help hunt down a killer. Is just isn't done. But this did not interfere with my enjoyment. It is fiction, after all. I would recommend this to anyone who have an interest in crime drama or paramedics. Many thanks to the author / Sands Press / Netgalley for the digital copy of this novel. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.