The Hard Goodbye



[EPUB] ✹ The Hard Goodbye ✼ Chris Miller – E17streets4all.co.uk As the old axiom goes, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is John Savage realized that too late Following the biggest job of their lives, John and his small crew think they ve got it As the old axiom goes, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is The Hard MOBI :ò John Savage realized that too late Following the biggest job of their lives, John and his small crew think they ve got it made But a lawyer, a junkie, a crooked cop, Savage and his girlfriend have unknowingly opened Pandora s Box And they won t know it until it s too late As the brutally tortured bodies of their partners come to light, tensions rise all the way to the screaming, chaotic conclusion of this bloody crime thriller High risk brings high reward, but the safe bet is usually the smartest Stick to the plan, or get ready for The Hard Goodbye.The Hard Goodbye

Chris Miller is a native Texan who has been writing from an early age He began The Hard MOBI :ò publishing in with his first novel, A Murder of Saints Since then, he has released threenovels The Hard Goodbye, The Damned Place, and The Damned Ones as well as a novella, Trespass He has also been inducted into many anthologies, including the acclaimed And Hell Followed from Death s Head Press, where he appears alongside such literary titans as Jeff Strand, Wrath James White, Christine Morgan, and Michelle Garza Melissa Lason, better known as The Sisters of Slaughter He will have a new novel out this year, a Splatter Western titled Dust, from Death s Head Press and is working with M Ennenbach on an epic science fiction horror story of cosmic proportions, Neptune , and is also working with M Ennenbach and Patrick C Harrison III on a very special and exclusive anthology, slated for later in He is first and foremost a family man and is happily married to the love of his life Aliana, and they have three beautiful children He lives in Winnsboro, TX.

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    The Hard Goodbye Kindle · The Hard MOBI :ò his girlfriend have unknowingly opened Pandora s Box And they won t know it until it s too late As the brutally tortured bodies of their partners come to light, tensions rise all the way to the screaming, chaotic conclusion of this bloody crime thriller High risk brings high reward, but the safe bet is usually the smartest Stick to the plan, or get ready for The Hard Goodbye."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 128 pages
  • The Hard Goodbye
  • Chris Miller
  • English
  • 25 October 2019

10 thoughts on “The Hard Goodbye

  1. says:

    Fast paceWhat I liked about this book was that it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading I just could not put this book down I had to know what happened next, I liked all the characters in this book and I liked every part of this whole story I recommend you check this one out if you like crime or noir book I am looking forward to readingfrom Chris

  2. says:

    Finished in one sitting But writing a review only now This is a skin crawling dark book with a brutal premise and a shocking, gut punch of a conclusion Suspense and tension on each page, fast paced and witty had me on the edge of my seat all the time Well done

  3. says:

    The only thing I like as much as this book is bacon And believe me, I love me some bacon.

  4. says:

    I read this in one sitting it was that enthralling I loved it Exactly the kind of story I enjoy Each character is perfectly crafted to move the plot along This is one of my favorite reads in quite some time I highly recommend it and would give itthan five stars if I could.

  5. says:

    The first chapter is gruesome and sets the pace for the entire story Then the read gently jumps into a happy, in love couple don t let it fool you I felt like an adrenaline junkie maybe as much as the character Jimmy I needed the next fix chapter and I needed it now This author labels his stuff as horror this is horrific butof a blood pumping, heart racing, fear for the characters type of read Maybe it s worse because the monsters are human I would suggest reading with the li The first chapter is gruesome and sets the pace for the entire story Then the read gently jumps into a happy, in love couple don t let it fool you I felt like an adrenaline junkie maybe as much as the character Jimmy I needed the next fix chapter and I needed it now This author labels his stuff as horror this is horrific butof a blood pumping, heart racing, fear for the characters type of read Maybe it s worse because the monsters are human I would suggest reading with the lights on and the doors locked

  6. says:

    I knew when I started this novel that it was not a traditional horror story A group of small time criminals get a lead on a big score that will be bigger than any payoff they have received before Miller takes the time to give us some backstory and history on the friendships of these guys It helps to develop the characters so you can see why their life has brought them to this crossroad together Although some of them participate in petty crimes, they also have families that rely on them for s I knew when I started this novel that it was not a traditional horror story A group of small time criminals get a lead on a big score that will be bigger than any payoff they have received before Miller takes the time to give us some backstory and history on the friendships of these guys It helps to develop the characters so you can see why their life has brought them to this crossroad together Although some of them participate in petty crimes, they also have families that rely on them for support.The Hard Goodbye is a thrilling story of intrigue, murder, loyalty, friendship, inner demons and difficult choices Some of the chapters tug at those heart strings, especially for those readers with families Although not fully engrossed in horror, the book has some elements of horror scattered throughout It was a different change of pace for me that I welcomed I enjoyed reading something different and I think you will too Chris Miller once again shows his versatility in writing I didn t want this one to end and was sad when it did

  7. says:

    The Hard Goodbye is a blood soaked thriller that begins brutally and doesn t stop to catch its breath until its frenetic ending This book contains one of the compelling characters in the author s previous novel A Murder of Saints and is a prequel of sorts to that excellent novel This story is short but makes up for its brevity with tons of action and violence Once I started reading this I couldn t stop until it was finished The characters in this story felt realistic and I was very interes The Hard Goodbye is a blood soaked thriller that begins brutally and doesn t stop to catch its breath until its frenetic ending This book contains one of the compelling characters in the author s previous novel A Murder of Saints and is a prequel of sorts to that excellent novel This story is short but makes up for its brevity with tons of action and violence Once I started reading this I couldn t stop until it was finished The characters in this story felt realistic and I was very interested in their fate I had so much fun reading this story and the author has proven that he can write very different stories and make them just as exciting I highly recommend this book which thrills as it entertains

  8. says:

    I finished the hard goodbye by Chris Miller this morning and to be completely honest I would have never picked up this book based on its cover but I am thankful I have it a shot because I would have missed out on a great story if I didn t This is fast pace High action Gruesome and gory Everything you want in a short read

  9. says:

    Savage, his girlfriend, a lawyer who manipulates the law, a terribly crooked cop and a junkie No, this isn t the opening to a bad joke, they re the main characters of The Hard Goodbye, by Chris Miller They have pulled off the heist of their lives an unnecessary job, if not for the fact that a few in the crew can t handle their spending habits Unlucky for them all, the owner knows who they are and wants his money back.The Hard Goodbye is brutal if you can not take the opening chapter then Savage, his girlfriend, a lawyer who manipulates the law, a terribly crooked cop and a junkie No, this isn t the opening to a bad joke, they re the main characters of The Hard Goodbye, by Chris Miller They have pulled off the heist of their lives an unnecessary job, if not for the fact that a few in the crew can t handle their spending habits Unlucky for them all, the owner knows who they are and wants his money back.The Hard Goodbye is brutal if you can not take the opening chapter then it s not for you But if you love a good, suspenseful, thrilling, back stabbing book of betrayal and trying to get away clean, you ll want to read this book I normally don t read these I usually wait for the movie , but I m telling you its good Very good The ending had me thinking of John Wick but with an insane monkey LOL I can t explain that part you ll have to check it out for yourself, while I move on to the next read Cheers video and music are my own.To view video and read the full review, please visit

  10. says:

    As is often the case for readers of books or consumers of storytelling media at large, they have to work out the likeability of the characters in order to figure out who to root for This isn t exactly how crime noir works in the pantheon of literature that it has staked out for itself and this is especially difficult to expect for the main players in The Hard Goodbye, written by Chris Miller and released by Texas indie upstart and dark fiction publisher, Death s Head Press in early 2019 Miller As is often the case for readers of books or consumers of storytelling media at large, they have to work out the likeability of the characters in order to figure out who to root for This isn t exactly how crime noir works in the pantheon of literature that it has staked out for itself and this is especially difficult to expect for the main players in The Hard Goodbye, written by Chris Miller and released by Texas indie upstart and dark fiction publisher, Death s Head Press in early 2019 Miller had previously worked with the publisher on the horror anthology And Hell Followed with his short story Behind Blue Eyes As devious and unscrupulous character traits are to be had by all characters, except for the women this is a common trait of most noir as well, so don t be too hard on Chris here woman are walking angelic breasts in these types of genre stories , it can be difficult to manage for the reader who isn t seasoned by the genre in all its grimy and hard edged glory However, these and manyirredeemable qualities are the very reason to pick up this book written by the man from Winnsboro, Texas.The main crutch of the story follows four friends or, should I say three friends and one dirty cop who have had a decent run with small criminal jobs that land them decent sized rewards with minimal risk The only problem is that they have to split everything evenly and that they all have terrible spending habits, so after a while, the itch for another job starts to fester Jimmy is hopped up on drugs Larry has gone in hiding with his family, or is missing And John bought a brand new Subaru WRX While Tony, the odd man out, has an idea Once the crooked cop discovers from his source that an insurmountable stash of cash is hiding away in a vacant house, due to the owner of it being sent to jail recently after participating in a random bar fight, the others jump at the chance to finally nab that mythical and always dreamed about last job kind of money This is where things start to become problematic for our characters and a sickeningly perverse spectacle for the reader If the first chapter doesn t warn you of what kind of book you re reading, you re probably already comfortable inside the minds of villains and other such nefarious people.With each chapter being written as a POV of another character, the reader is able to put themselves in the head of all the main characters, which allows a level of discernment for who really is the good guy here and if you have to pick one, it s probably John Savage, but with a name like that, you re likely to have a few skeletons in your closet as well, differing from the others Every character is twisted, some areso than others, and eventhan a few have delusions of grandeur, yet they all blend together to fit the world that Chris Miller has created in The Hard Goodbye as a crunchy smoothie concoction of lies, blood, nudity, North Texas, and irresponsible partnerships that will surely be a guilty pleasure for the most just of us, while those who have already dived into suspenseful works like Black Wings Has My Angel, Blood on the Moon, or Take a Murder, Darling will revel in the twisted display of penmanship and unfiltered destruction of humanity at full display here And I haven t even mentioned the reoccurring influence of the monkey.While the plotted surprises are few and far between due to the nature of the genre, the real oomph of the book comes from the irresistible urge to see bad men go through even worse experiences, ceremoniously ending their lives in atrocious fashion due to their own mistakes and chances taken And for that, what Chris has written is a deepening lesson in karma that we should all dutifully process as gospel.As one Goodreads review stated succinctly, The only thing I like as much as this book is bacon And believe me, I love me some bacon Clearly, what we love and what causes us harm are often one in the same

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