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Freedom's Child

A Novel

by Jax Miller

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Freedom's Child by Jax Miller
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2015
    320 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Freedom Oliver has plenty of secrets.  She lives in a small Oregon town and keeps mostly to herself.  Her few friends and neighbors know she works at the local biker bar; they know she gets arrested for public drunkenness almost every night; they know she's brash, funny, and fearless. 

What they don't know is that Freedom Oliver is a fake name.  They don't know that she was arrested for killing her husband, a cop, twenty years ago.  They don't know she put her two kids up for adoption.  They don't know that she's now in witness protection, regretting ever making a deal with the Feds, and missing her children with a heartache so strong it makes her ill.

Then, she learns that her daughter has gone missing, possibly kidnapped.  Determined to find out what happened, Freedom slips free of her handlers, gets on a motorcycle, and heads for Kentucky, where her daughter was raised.  As she ventures out on her own, no longer protected by the government, her troubled past comes roaring back at her: her husband's vengeful, sadistic family; her brief, terrifying stint in prison; and the family she chose to adopt her kids who are keeping dangerous secrets.

Written with a ferocious wit and a breakneck pace, Freedom's Child is a thrilling, emotional portrait of a woman who risks everything to make amends for a past that haunts her still.

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"Starred Review. Hits like a beer bottle to the head…" - Publishers Weekly

"For fans of fast-paced reads, reckless characters, and noir, this thriller will be a hit." - Library Journal

"Cadenced prose salted with descriptive magic." - Booklist

"Miller creates an intriguingly flawed heroine in Freedom…thrilling." - Kirkus

"A terrific read from a powerful new voice." - Karin Slaughter, New York Times Bestselling author of Cop Town

"Original, compelling and seriously recommended." - Lee Child, New York Times Bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

"Freedom's Child is wildly imaginative, wholly unique, and utterly unapologetic." - Attica Locke, Edgar-nominated author of Black Water Rising and Pleasantville

"A terrific modern noir. Think of a tough-as-nails, tattooed Mildred Pierce trying to do right in today's corrupt and twisted world. It features a wild and terrifying cast of characters, including the roughest bunch of miscreants since Ma Barker propagated." - Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Redeemers and Robert B. Parker's Kickback

"Original, compelling and seriously recommended." - Lee Child, New York Times Bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

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Jax Miller

Jax Miller was born and raised in New York and currently lives in Ireland.

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