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Guarded 1. Camp Refuge

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Corbin has been a man on the run. Finally, he settles down in rural Idaho, far from his old life, ready to start anew. But, some things, simply can't be left behind.

Warning: There is a violent scene in this story, integral to the plot.  There will be an additional warning in the chapter where this violence appears.

Copyright © 2019 Wayne Gray; All Rights Reserved.

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  • Addictive/Pacing 12
  • Characters 14
  • Cliffhanger 8
  • Smoldering 4
  • Tearjerker 4
  • Unique 7
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Table of Contents
  • 1. Chapter 1
    • 5,127 Words
    • 7,842 Views
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  • 2. Chapter 2
    • 4,339 Words
    • 4,254 Views
    • 23 Comments
  • 3. Chapter 3
    • 4,931 Words
    • 3,488 Views
    • 28 Comments
  • 4. Chapter 4
    • 3,942 Words
    • 3,881 Views
    • 31 Comments
  • 5. Chapter 5
    • 4,132 Words
    • 4,291 Views
    • 22 Comments
  • 6. Chapter 6
    • 4,984 Words
    • 4,936 Views
    • 40 Comments
  • 7. Chapter 7
    • 4,345 Words
    • 3,812 Views
    • 21 Comments
  • 8. Chapter 8
    • 5,845 Words
    • 3,130 Views
    • 24 Comments
  • 9. Chapter 9
    • 5,096 Words
    • 3,317 Views
    • 24 Comments
  • 10. Chapter 10
    • 4,348 Words
    • 3,719 Views
    • 20 Comments
  • 11. Chapter 11
    • 3,998 Words
    • 3,414 Views
    • 31 Comments
  • 12. Chapter 12
    • 5,054 Words
    • 6,627 Views
    • 25 Comments
  • 13. Chapter 13
    • 5,039 Words
    • 2,979 Views
    • 20 Comments
  • 14. Chapter 14
    • 4,974 Words
    • 3,547 Views
    • 26 Comments
  • 15. Chapter 15
    • 4,427 Words
    • 3,598 Views
    • 54 Comments
  • 16. Chapter 16
    • 4,233 Words
    • 3,603 Views
    • 34 Comments
  • 17. Chapter 17
    • 4,355 Words
    • 3,624 Views
    • 27 Comments
  • 18. Chapter 18
    • 4,750 Words
    • 2,957 Views
    • 36 Comments
  • 19. Chapter 19
    • 4,549 Words
    • 3,141 Views
    • 49 Comments
  • 20. Chapter 20
    • 5,293 Words
    • 3,183 Views
    • 38 Comments
  • 21. Chapter 21
    • 5,209 Words
    • 4,859 Views
    • 84 Comments
  • 22. Epilogue
    • 1,910 Words
    • 1,410 Views
    • 32 Comments

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JeffreyL

   9 of 9 members found this review helpful 9 / 9 members

Corbin and Paul are two guys you will enjoy getting to know. They are interesting and fully developed characters. Their story takes place in rural Idaho as Corbin comes there to start over. He is hoping for quiet anonymity in this small town, but he is wrong. This mystery is well paced. The author reveals clues slowly, allowing tension to grow. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and I highly recommend it!

Response from the author:

Thanks for the review!  I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the story of Corbin, Paul, and associates.  It was a great story to write - frustrating at times, but all the sweeter when it was done.

 

I appreciate your time reading, commenting, and reviewing.  🙂

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Mikiesboy

   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

Lots of twists and turns, and an unexpected, yet satisfying end. Worth reading!

Response from the author:

Thank you, for taking the time to read and review this story, tim.  I'm happy that you found it enjoyable.  🙂

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chris191070

   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

This is the fantastic story about Corbin who moves to Idaho, with a past that he’s trying to forget. He meets Paul the local firemen. We follow these two guys as the mystery of Corbin’s past comes back to haunt him. The mystery is well paced with clues throughout. With a fantastic ending.

Highly recommend this as a fantastic read.

Response from the author:

Thanks for the great review, Chris.  I said it before, but it bears repeating - you've been there from the start of this one, and it has been great to get your feedback and emails concerning the story.  I appreciate the constant encouragement.  You rock!

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droughtquake

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   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

Corbin is a man with a mysterious past who moves from the big city to a very small town in rural Idaho. He buys a house, paying all cash. These two things alone make him a figure of much speculation by the townsfolk.

Throughout the story Corbin meets other residents and begins to establish roots. But his secret history catches up with him with frightening and potentially deadly results. Corbin is unsure who his friends and allies are.

A wonderful blend of love and suspense that will, at times, make you reach for the tissues, and at other times, keep you on the edge of your seat!
;–)

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I missed replying to this.

Thanks for the great review, droughtquake. I appreciate that you took the time to read, comment, rate, and review the story.

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tabaqui

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

great written story about Corbin and Paul, with an interesting plot.

it catches you into binge reading it.

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Thank you for reviewing Guarded!

I'm so glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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Atlboy

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Strong character development, well-plotted storyline, enough "spice" for those who like that (but not so much as to bore those who don't), plenty of surprises, and excellent editing.  

Well worth reading.

Response from the author:

Thank you so much for the great review!

I'm happy you found the story engaging, and that it struck the right balance for you. That's awesome to hear. Feedback like yours keeps authors writing, so I sincerely appreciate the time you spent to review Guarded.

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Peter J. Gee

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Ok, I am lousy at writing reviews but I agree with Droughtquake, I used a lot of tissues.

I thought I knew where it was heading, but buggar my days, I missed the mark each time.

A very good read which tends to get you to follow  a train of thought but evolves into another. Love the intrigue, implied suspense.

Taught me some Italiano

Response from the author:

Thank you, Peter! I’m glad you enjoyed the story. This is my first real book, so there are some issues, but I like the plot.

Thanks again!

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Timejun

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I have finished reading this magnificent story for a second time and it was as amazing this time as the last.

I have 'Camp Refuge' and am rereading it as well.  Your stories are a true literary work of Shakespearean proportions and I truly hate that you end them so abruptly.  Many more chapters could be written in each story.

 

Respectfully,

          Robert

Response from the author:

Hi Robert.

Thanks for the great review! I will say that the length of the works rival mass produced novels (Guarded is over 100K words, and printed is 336 pages long), but I'm glad they feel short to you. It means I'm doing something well.

There's more to come from me. Thank you again.

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pvtguy

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Wayne Gray is a gifted writer.  In this story, he provides intrigue, mystery, and finding oneself with the gift of finding a home complete with relationships which form a "family".  Great read!!!

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Thanks for the review!

You've followed my work for a while now, and I sincerely appreciate your readership. I'm glad you enjoyed the story!

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