When the ROLLER COASTER Stops by Susan Tarr

When the Roller Coaster Stops by Susan Tarr

When the Roller Coaster Stops

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Bethany is a successful young New Zealand businesswoman. She loves overseas travel almost as much as she loves her job and her crazy collection of friends. When she returns from Europe, she seeks medical advice for a tummy bug. On the surface it appears to be nothing,When the roller coaster stops, but she has mixed parentage, which means she may have inherited a specific gene. If so she is potentially a candidate for colorectal cancer. She strongly challenges the medical findings; she is too young and busy to deal with anything more serious than a tummy bug…


Susan TarrI’ve been passionate about my writing for 25 years now, and usually have three books on the go.
I’ve had many adventures and careers but my interests are travel, tourism and mental health.
As I write, drawing from family and friends, my characters lead me to places I couldn’t imagine. So I relax and just let them form. The upshot of this is that they often become larger than life.
As a recipient of the New Zealand Creative Arts Award, 2012, I released, SEACLIFF a Regular Boy Within in 2013. This title was later released for the international market as PHENOMENA the Lost and Forgotten Children, followed by MIRANDA BAY, JACK just a regular dog in the dog house, and When the ROLLER COASTER Stops.
Along with writing, I also edit, proof read and review for others.

I write in different genres, but our Kiwi humor and glorious geography feature in each of my stories. Along with our positive attitude.
Other books includes Miranda Bay, JACK Just an Ordinary Dog in the Dog House, PHENOMENA the Lost and Forgotten Children.

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A lesson of life

By Melinda De Ross on July 21, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

Just like with all of Susan Tarr’s books, I loved this one mostly because I didn’t know what to expect. Most stories have a formula, a pattern that becomes obvious from the first three chapters. Not this story. I never knew what was coming next. In one moment the action was hilarious, the next it became serious. And just when I thought I had it figured out, it took me by surprise again. I could totally relate to the two main characters, Bethany and Kate. The author did a wonderful job in creating them, and proved once again she is an excellent storyteller.
I’m privileged to have been among the first to read this book, another of Susan Tarr’s great stories. I’m already looking forward to the next!


A wonderfully crafted story

By Bookcollecter on July 22, 2015

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

Bethany believes she might have a tummy bug. She tries to shrug it off during a conversation with Kate in the opening chapter.
Should I go any deeper into the story, which is both poignant and emotional, I would be guilty of spoiling a journey, so painstakingly crafted by author Susan Tarr.This is a subject, which not all will feel at ease with, but the story is one, which we will or have all faced, whether it be watching our family members, or one where we are personally involved.A young woman’s life threatening illness seems like a daunting and difficult story to write about, but Ms Tarr, whose other books I have read, is one of those authors, adept at spinning a tale of darkness and infusing light into it with humour and a human sensibility that leaves me in awe.The writing is superb. It is natural, to the point where I felt as though I knew Bethany well, and could completely empathise with her struggles to live the life she was meant to have.A wonderful story of courage and faith.


... little too sensitive to this subject having cared for loved ones in the not too distant past

By Jeanette on July 24, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

I was a little worried when I first began reading as the story deals with the dreaded ‘C’ word and I wasn’t sure if I was a little too sensitive to this subject having cared for loved ones in the not too distant past. However, I found myself laughing out loud in parts, and yes, also crying – but this isn’t a story of ‘doom and gloom’ or ‘poor me’ – it’s an honest and realistic account of how illness affects our lives and relationships, and very well written to boot. Well done Ms Tarr, I’ll look forward to reading more of your work. The author gave me an ARC in return for an honest review.
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