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Borrowed Lives

By Raymond Obstfeld

The riveting tale of a woman who gets a one-in-a-billion chance to live someone else’s life…

Luna Devon’s whole dismal existence was in the toilet. She wished she could be more like her wild, beautiful, and very best friend, Wren Caldwell. Wren with her three master’s degrees, drop-dead gorgeous figure, poetry in her blood… men in her bed.

But instead, the face looking back at Luna from the mirror was the perfect poster girl for the Council of Churches, and the only man ever in Luna’s life was now out of it, with the divorce papers to prove it. Soon, however, Luna is about to have a near-death experience, and things will never be the same. Things like her birth sign… her driver’s license… her name.

A crazy, senseless West Coast shooting leaves Luna with a hole near her heart, and Wren dead. Now Luna has the chance to be reborn, to transform “Loony” Luna into-who else? Wren.

Taking the job her friend had landed at a hot new California magazine, Luna thinks she has it made. Yet if Wren’s life offers a bed of roses, it certainly has its thorns. Luna finds herself pressured to land an exclusive interview with the media’s murderess of the hour-and hasn’t the slightest idea how to accomplish this assignment. She has the opportunity to impress a handsome movie director-and can’t think of anything impressive to say. And she has to handle Byron, the sexy, lanky, slightly scary man who appears in her apartment-and who just happens to be the ex-con husband Wren never talked about.

With moxie, pizzazz, gutsiness, and fingers crossed, Luna will try her best, even if it means pursuing her happiness with a group of ecological terrorists, a floating high-stakes chess game run by a hoodlum named “Grudge,” her anthropologist father who has taken a pre-teen Indian medicine woman for his new wife, and a man who wants what may be impossible-for Wren to be herself.

Borrowed Lives is filled with stylish suspense. It also brilliantly brings to life the tension between who we are and who we want to be. And it introduces us to a delightful heroine who gets to make life-changing choices for two women… both of them her.

Raymond Obstfeld is a novelist, poet and screenwriter. With more than twenty-five published novels in the mystery, suspense and western genres, he has created and written three successful series as well as having written for two other series.

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