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The Breaking Point

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 113,607 / 318 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 9,194
mnybks.net#: 5927
Origin: gutenberg.org

Elizabeth Wheeler lives in a small town, sings in the church choir, and dreams of a man who will sweep her off her feet. Instead, she is thrust into a series of events beyond her control leading to passion, madness, betrayal, and ultimately, murder! Can she ever set thing right?

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He must be in his office now. The light's burning."

"I wish you wouldn't, Clare. He'd hate it if he knew."

She moved on and Clare slowly followed her. The Rossiter girl's flow of talk had suddenly stopped. She was thoughtful and impulsively suspicious.

"Look here, Elizabeth, I believe you care for him yourself."

"I? What is the matter with you to-night, Clare?"

"I'm just thinking. Your voice was so queer."

They walked on in silence. The flow of Clare's confidences had ceased, and her eyes were calculating and a trifle hard.

"There's a good bit of talk about him," she jerked out finally. "I suppose you've heard it."

"What sort of talk?"

"Oh, gossip. You'll hear it. Everybody's talking about it. It's doing him a lot of harm."

"I don't believe it," Elizabeth flared. "This town hasn't anything else to do, and so it talks. It makes me sick."

She did not attempt to analyze the twisted motives that made Clare belittle what she professed to

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****
2015.10.08
Leah A. Zeldes
***..

A small-town doctor, troubled by a mysterious gap in his memory, discovers he has a disturbing past, one that threatens the well being of a number of people in both his old life and his new. The story moves along well enough, but there's something awkward about it that seems not to ring true.

2008.09.19
Maddie
****.

Dick Livingstone is a doctor in a small town who works hard and loves Elizabeth Wheeler. He came to their town 10 years before, but from where? What in his past was so awful that he blocked it out? And when he reaches his breaking point what will he find?

An interesting mystery story that I enjoyed.

2008.01.03
Philip Ferrar
*****

I liked this book a lot. It has romance, suspense, and mystery, with a lot of twists and turns. It seemed like the story was over about half way through, but there was so much more to it. Enjoy!


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