First Degree Innocence:
Carrie Lang’s sheltered life ends with a prison sentence for involvement in a bank robbery. Her arrest comes on the day she’s called in sick and stayed inside, so she has no explanation how an eye-witness describes her in great detail, down to the make and model of her car. A terrible mistake’s been made, and her insistence of innocence falls on deaf ears, even among her fellow inmates. A plan for retribution is brewing, and naive Carrie finds herself smack dab in the middle of an evil scheme concocted by the prison bully. A ten year sentence seems mild when she’s threatened with death for refusing to participate. Can Carrie find a way out of this horrible nightmare, or is she destined to spend her days locked in terror, isolation, and the cold gray interior of prison walls?
In 1867, Cecile Palmer is the envy of the single girls of Spring City and the object of every young man's fancy...until she experiences love at first sight. She meets and weds Walt Williams in less than a week. The young marrieds travel to her husband's newly-purchased "ranch" and a life for which this naive and pampered only child is ill-equipped. She has no idea her life is about to be turned upside down when an injured Indian brave stumbles into her doorway while her husband is away.
Author Ron Adams says about Beside Myself...Ginger Simpson is a many things - an author, a columnist, a publisher, and on a personal note, a friend to many up and coming writers. What she isn't, is dull. My case in point is her tale of suspense from a different point of view, Beside Myself. In this tale of mystery and romance we find a serial killer on the loose in the big city, his motives of revenge against a blonde woman who spurned him manifested in the hatred of all women of a similar description. Unfortunately, this also applies to the heroine of the story, a fresh faced young woman named Cynthia, on her own in the big city for the first time. With a little luck she meets and falls in love with a policeman who lives in the same building, and who's life is also centered around solving this string of murders. The young couple finally give in to their first kiss under the veil of the omnipresent killer...and that's where the real twist to this story comes in. Ginger has given us everything you could want in her novel; mystery suspense, humor, and romance, all deftly woven with her own unique touch. It is a must read for fans of all these genres, and a unique take on the traditions of all of them. Hats off to Ginger Simpson!