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    Julie Frayn(Author)

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Billie Fullalove witnesses the murder of her parents at the hands of a gun-wielding thug. In the melee, Billie loses a leg. But her Batmanesque beginnings don’t turn her into a superhero. Yet. Billie survives her lonely childhood and settles into a solitary life, pursuing her dream of being an editor in a top publishing house. Unable to avenge her parents' unsolved murder, she is accosted by news stories of bad guys going free thanks to an inept court system. She wields her red pen and edits the newspaper to fight evil forces, right wrongs, and bring justice to victims. When her edits come true, and criminals start dying, Billie must discover the vigilante’s identity before they act out more of her revenge fantasies.

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  • PDF | 324 pages
  • Julie Frayn(Author)
  • Julie Frayn; 1 edition (August 7, 2015)
  • English
  • 9
  • Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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  • By Rabid Readers Reviews on June 24, 2015

    There’s a special tone in the way Frayn writes. Her style is literary without being pretentious. The spirit is light but not simple. The story is detailed without the feel of being weighed down. Reading Julie Frayn`s work is raw, funny and pure joy.Frayn`s rounding out of Billie is complete. She shows us how Billie came to be who she is when we meet her. We’re with her when her parents die; we’re with her when she interacts with co-workers and her environment. She has similarities to Batman but hates Batman and she has a very clear sense of self. Frayn doesn’t tell us that Billie is strong; she shows us why she would be strong.At its heart, Goody One Shoe is a crime novel and a very good one. Frayn takes many moving parts and brings them together with an eloquent skill. Like her book editing main character, her story is well edited and flawless.In Frayn’s typical style, there’s no shying away from graphic and descriptive scenes. They are not gratuitously written for shock factor but serve a necessary purpose in the movement of the story.Goody One Shoe is a wonderful reading experience. If you like crime fiction or just really well written fiction, pick this one up today.

  • By BigAl on August 20, 2015

    The author's dedication in Goody One Shoe says, "This is for the odd ones. The nerds, the geeks, and the weirdos. You know, for everyone." The protagonists in Julie Frayn's novels are all unique, from themselves and from a typical woman (or man) on the street, and yet they're also everywoman, with qualities, feelings, and reactions that anyone should find easy to relate to. Wilhelmina "Billie" Fullalove, is the most unique yet. (That name alone is almost enough.) And yet, for all the things that make her different, she's looking for the same as most of us. To make our life as good as we're able, improve ourselves, find the right friends to surround us, and do what we can to make the world a better place.However, also like most of us, there is a gap between who Billie wants to be and who she is. On the surface, she's a bit of a straight-arrow. What some might call a "goody two-shoes." But she's made a deal with God. He allows her to think whatever she wants, sometimes profane and not very nice things. As long as she doesn't voice those thoughts, she's forgiven.To occupy herself on her daily subway rides, Billie starts editing newspaper stories, fixing what the real editors didn't catch and changing the story to have the ending she'd prefer. Things take a turn for the strange when the stories start to happen for real. The story of how Billie figures out what is going on and deals with it is at turns intense and humorous. She'll keep you turning pages until the end.**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **

  • By Stacey Roberts on September 22, 2015

    This is a great story. If you think all superhero foundation stories have been told and re-told, this book will set you right. The main character, Billie Fullalove, is an extraordinary, one of a kind hero. Even if this story was just about a one-legged girl with a terrible past and a miserable, bully-infested childhood looking for love and success in the big city, it would be a great book. When you add her secret life as not just a crime-fighter, but a righter of wrongs and a corrector of injustices, this book is one in a million. Julie Frayn's writing, as in all her other books, is masterful, and her ability to tell a story about characters you can believe in and want to fight for, is unmatched. There is nothing better than a book by Julie Frayn - when reading it, the real world falls away and you are so far into the worlds she creates that you can breathe the air and feel the ground beneath your feet. Get this book before she figures out the value of her gifts and raises the price. Seriously.

  • By Leland1234 on August 24, 2016

    Not your average summer read... a heroine with one leg, a cat named Peg-Leg with three... a little bit of a love affair, a lot of justice, and a magical editor's red pen that edits life as well as manuscripts. The book kept me turning the pages, and kept my adrenalin flowing... the ending is about an unexpected bit of justice, and now I'm looking at the author's other books.... really, really well done!

  • By Patricia on August 27, 2015

    Protagonist Billie has an excellent back-story and a perfectly acceptable trigger for change. Plot-wise the tale is firm and at times almost frightening. In other words: excellent.But the style is what really hooked me. I am a self-appointed member of the grammar police and Billie's red pen was my true weapon of choice. I loved the author's (futile? I hope not....) battle against sloppiness, misspellings, misused words, etc.Warning: Read this book only if you know how to read!

  • By Marla Knaack on August 8, 2015

    If you're into good revenge or retribution stories, this is for you. Also if you like stories where the good guys usually come out on top, or at least ahead, this is it. I love Julie Frayn.

  • By Darrell E. on June 5, 2016

    A well written story that isn't afraid to let the hero take a darker path.

  • By Guest on September 2, 2015

    Great book


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