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Ghosts of a Troubled Past by Henry McConley

Cal has been running away from a shadowy past ever since he was falsely accused for a murder he didn’t commit. Desperate to escape a vicious man who won’t stop following him until he gets revenge, he decides to get the Oregon trail and move as far as possible. There, he joins a small group of people to give his perilous journey a sense of safety. The balance is soon shaken though, when a sudden and mysterious murder makes Cal the main suspect. While the crime is being investigated, Cal will finally open up to Etta, a beautiful girl from his group who makes his heart shiver. How far will he go to prove his innocence without putting his friends at risk? Etta is left with an incredible amount of debt after her parents’ death and has no choice but to leave everything behind. Seeking a better future, she travels out west with her brother and his wife, alongside a few other people trying to stay out of harm’s way. When Cal joins Etta’s group, her heart sparks for this mysterious man. Although the circumstances are rough and the journey is long, she finds it in her heart to join Cal in a dangerous mission to bring justice. When a heinous crime is committed, a perfect opportunity arises for them to find the man responsible for all the murders. Will she manage to protect Cal’s honor or will evil overpower good? JAn intricate web of lies, corruption and murder will bring Cal and Etta closer while they are joining forces to fight injustice. Will their love have the chance to flourish on the trail of a criminal who spreads death on his way? An enthralling, action-packed story, featuring complex characters, drama and suspense, that will leave the reader breathless. A must-read for fans of Western action with a touch of romance. "Ghosts of a Troubled Past" is a historical adventure novel of approximately 60,000 words. No cliffhangers, only pure unadulterated action.
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