Book Of The Day – Last Exit In New Jersey

by Greg on June 22, 2011

Here is a highly rated bargain Kindle book and this just so happens to be today’s Book Of The Day. Last Exit In New Jersey by C.E. Grundler has an excellent 4.4 star rating and costs only 99 cents!

“This is one of the best books I have read in quite awhile. And, with as many books as I read, that’s saying something. Expertly composed, this novel kept me glued to my Kindle.”
– Red Adept Reviews

Last Exit In New Jersey
by C.E. Grundler
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Category: Mystery & Suspense
Price: $0.99


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Nice young ladies really shouldn’t be dumping bodies at sea.

Then again, that isn’t stopping Hazel Moran, and she can’t figure where anyone got the idea she was nice to begin with. Raised aboard her father’s aging schooner and riding shotgun in their old 18-wheeler, there’s little on the road or water that she can’t handle; it’s her people skills that need work. Normally that isn’t an issue – behind the wheel of a Kenworth most people tend to leave her alone. But when Hazel and her father become the targets of some unsavory characters hunting for her blue-haired cousin, their stolen tractor-trailer truck and a delivery that never arrived, she knows it’s time to heed a lesson learned from her favorite hard-boiled paperbacks: playing nice will only end in tears.

For ten sweltering days Hazel navigates the Garden State’s highways and shorelines, contending with a suspiciously wealthy stranger, white trash, Born Agains, appliance salesmen, an unstable stalker and his curiously troublesome companion. It’ll take all her ingenuity, not to mention some fishing tackle and high voltage, if Hazel hopes to protect her family and unravel this tangle of greed and betrayal. And anyone who gets too close, no matter their intent, will discover just how dangerous Hazel truly is as she sets in motion a twisted plan to uncover the truth, settle some scores, and if possible not wind up dead in the process.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

“The story grabs you from the first page. Hazel is one of the best characters I’ve come across in a long time. She’s fearless, slightly psycho, but has this sweet vulnerable side that draws the reader into her life and refuses to let go. If you like dark, twisted stories and fresh, exciting characters, you’ll love it.”


Now,I’m not big in contemporary fiction and even less in mysteries, but having spent the last ten years in “Down Jersey” I was immediately drawn by this book’s title especially when it is only $.99. All I can say is WOW! This girl sure knows how to keep you glued to your Kindle. Bravo! I will definitively be on the look out for more of her stuff.


There was a little mix of everything in this story from suspense, adventure, mystery, a dash of romance and a bit of black humor all tossed together to make one exciting book. C.E. Grundler is an author I’ll be looking for in the future. I’d love to read more from this author.

Get Last Exit In New Jersey here: Last Exit In New Jersey

About The Author

In short, I’m a diesel-driving double-clutching Jersey girl who spends too much time fixing boats and trucks, sailing, writing and not behaving according to expectations. I live in northeast New Jersey with my husband, three dogs and assorted cats. Growing up around boats, I’ve sailed the region’s waters single-handed since childhood and done a little of everything from boat restorations and repairs to managing a boatyard and working in commercial marine transportation. I’ve had several ‘how-to’ articles published in assorted boating magazines, and I divide my time between writing and messing around aboard Annabel Lee, my 32′ Cheoy Lee trawler. My first novel, Last Exit In New Jersey, is now available, and I’m currently moving ahead with the second in the series, No Wake Zone.


C.E. Grundler has sailed single-handed since childhood and has first-hand experience in everything from boat restoration and repair to managing a boatyard and working in commercial marine transportation. Grundler has been published in Boating on the Hudson, Offshore Magazine and DIY Boat Owner Magazine. Grundler’s next thriller, No Wake Zone, which picks up where Last Exit In New Jersey ends, will be available in late 2011. When not writing, Grundler spends far too much time aboard an aging trawler by the name of Annabel Lee.

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