By Gary Solomon

ISBN-10: 1618130412

ISBN-13: 9781618130419

Dr. Solomon's first novel, A Ballad for Allison Porter, is a mental mystery during which he comprises habit, abuse, demise, abandonment, love, betrayal, and revenge, all resulting in a ugly murder.


Allison has no longer acknowledged a observe to an individual because the day of her arrest. while information reporter, Kevin Pratt, is assigned to interview the taciturn Allison Porter, astonishingly, she opens as much as him. Kevin leaves the interview made up our minds to discover the lifetime of the true Allison Porter. achieving Allison's vacant domestic, Kevin reveals his approach to a gloomy closet in Allison's early life bed room. discovering an previous shoe field jam-packed with miscellaneous keepsakes, Kevin selections throughout the items of memorabilia. As he touches every one merchandise within the field he flashes again to Allison's previous. earlier than the day is thru, Allison Porter can be useless and Kevin Pratt will vow to maintain her reminiscence in, A Ballad for...

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Cindi and I have been together for six years and they have been the best years of my life. She’s been there for me all the way. No doubts. No questions. When I was in school she held down two jobs so I didn’t have to work. Because of my terrible spelling, she proofread everything I wrote, down to the envelopes containing the resumes she tastefully licked closed. Sometimes she would take my papers to work and read them on her break. I marveled at her stamina. I still do. The day I accepted the job as a reporter for the Columbian was the last day she ever went to work.

It took me a moment, but I finally noticed that Allison was sitting calmly, hands clasped on the table top, staring at what must have been crazed, frantic expressions on my face. I sat down across from her and stared directly into her eyes as she smiled and stared back. As I became calmer, I found it hard to believe that these were the eyes of a cold-blooded killer looking me straight in the face. She appeared as a very different Allison Porter than the one who was plastered all over the news. She had been transformed from a manic, frenzied-looking killer to a gentle, peaceful soul.

Besides, I ended up burning a few more calories than expected in saying my goodbyes to Cindi. The center of Hope, all two blocks, was a small, almost quaint community. A faded, washed-out green painted hardware store that doubled as a post office was featuring a sale on aluminum trashcans, proudly displayed at the entrance to the store’s aging wooden doors. A no-brand gas station bordered the hardware store revealing a trailer park with campers and mobile trailers of various shapes and sizes in different states of decay.

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