Dead Tree Tales by Rush Leaming - with a GIVEAWAY!




Set in Charleston, SC, and the surrounding islands, police are called to investigate the poisoning of a much-loved 1000-year-old tree, only to find evidence of a more brutal crime. From there, the story explodes into a fast-paced, multi-character thriller unlike any you\'ve ever read. Not for the faint of heart...

Dead Tree Tales by Rush Leaming is about a lot more than a dead tree. It’s a mystery. It’s a crime story. It’s a thriller. It’s a powerful comment on today’s society and politics… fast-paced, full of action and intrigue… It’s a real page-turner and just a fantastic read.” – Lorraine Cobcroft, Reader’s Favorite

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RUSH LEAMING has done many things including spending 15+ years in film/video production working on such projects as The Lord of the Rings films. His first novel, Don’t Go, Ramanya, a political thriller set in Thailand, was self-published in the fall of 2016 and reached number one on Amazon. His equally successful second novel, entitled The Whole of the Moon, a coming-of-age tale set in the Congo at the end of the Cold War, was published in 2018. His short stories have appeared in Notations, 67 Press, Lightwave, Green Apple, 5k Fiction, and The Electric Eclectic. He has lived in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Zaire, Thailand, Spain, Greece, England, and Kenya. He currently lives in South Carolina.


Mam, oh man! This is a book that will not leave my thoughts for a while. This story was intense, lots of action, jam packed with edge of your seat writing. 

In the description it warns "not for the "faint of heart". I have to agree, there is some disturbing stuff in here, but - if you are not afraid of a little blood and controversy than this is definitely the book for you! 

This book went in so many different directions, you would think it would be confusing, but it wasn't! That is the sign of a great writer.  Just when I thought I had some of it, kind of figured out, it would spider web again taking me down another trail only to find out I was very wrong. All the spider webs eventually led to the center. Great ending... or should I say non-ending. Usually I hate a non-ending but in this case it was perfect. Definitely left me wanting more.

Great character development! Where do I start? Everyone had their issues, a backstory. All of them interesting and every one so well portrayed. My favorites were the detective duo, Elena and Charlie. They were a great pair. But, like I said both of them had their person problems, deep personal problems.

If you are looking for an interesting, well thought out, very well executed story that will both creep you out but keep you reading - search no further! 

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Partners in Crime Tours -  Thank You!!

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  1. Great review, the content is why I chose to showcase instead of review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts


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