From Kirkus reviews -
“McIntire’s latest novel is a fast-paced and multilayered thriller with well-developed characters and colorful settings...Most of the action is set in Virginia, and McIntire does a fine job of capturing the rhythm of its small-town life, from the friendliness of local business to the calm of quiet nights on the water. An engaging tale for aficionados of psychological suspense.”
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The Two-Sided Set-Up
by Eileen Haavik McIntire
Melanie Fletcher flits from one bad relationship to the next, following an internal selection mechanism that steers her wrong every time. Then she meets the man of her dreams and marries him. It only takes a few months for Melanie to realize he’s an abuser and a criminal.
Melanie escapes on a small trawler she owns, a secret she doesn’t share with anyone, that all-important room of her own. She runs for her life back to where it all began, her home, a small marina in tidewater Virginia. She needs to confront the demon who set her up for bad choices—her abusive, obstinate, drunk of a dad. Now he will set her up for the fight of her life.
A novel of suspense that explores the question of how the way you were treated growing up affects your life-long choices.