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Reader Reviews

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 Backslide by Steve Elam  



Rollercoaster read by new author Steve Elam. I got hooked in on the first page and barely left my chair until I reached the last. Action-packed suspense plot with believable, relatable, characters. Hope there is more to come.

Great book!
B. Palmer-Bostick


This is a great suspense novel that reads like a movie. The parts about living in a small town read very similarly to what I've experienced in the South.

Couldn't put it down.
Laura Martin


I loved this book! It should be a movie. I started reading this book because a friend recommended it. I got hoooked in the prologue. I especially liked the fact he made me feel like I was in Texas, since I used to live there. I also loved the military banter. I can relate since I spent 10 years in the Navy, it made me crack up :)Waiting impatiently for the next book in the series. Thanks Steve for a great read.

Lyle Berry



Backslide is my kind of novel. I love the continuos action that keeps the story moving. Bring on the sequel!

Great read!
Michelle Benton


I couldn't put it down! Full of mystery and intrigue, it was a page turner. I would highly recommend reading this book...can't wait for the sequel.

 Great Read!  



This book is a real page turner. It has a little bit of everything to keep every reader interested. I could not put it down and when I reached the last page, I didn't want it to end. This book should really be looked at by Hollywood. It would make a great action packed movie! 

Something for everyone


This is typically not the genre I choose to read but I am so glad I made Backslide an exception. This story has a down home feel with some big time trouble. Steve Elam weaves a tale of personal struggles, intertwined with an action packed plot. I am looking forward to more books in the series and would love to see it turned into a movie.

Fantastic Read! Couldn't put it down!


Backslide is an awesome read! You won't be able to put it down! I didn't want the story to end and I am looking forward to the next in the series! If you like to be on the edge of your seat - and enjoy suspense and intrigue - you will love Backslide! Author, Steve Elam, does a great job putting you inside the story and making you feel, see and even smell what is happening. Was not expecting what happened at the end! AWESOME!

Good first effort
P. Marshall


Darn good story idea. I liked the fact that there were no f-bombs, or any other foul language. 

Great Read
Antonio Chiechi


I enjoyed Backslide from start to finish. There is plenty of action and intrigue to keep the reader involved the story. It is a great debut novel and I look forward to reading more work from Mr. Elam.

Backslide is a GREAT read!!
Dina Elam


I am usually a reader of romance.... I stick pretty much to this. But, I decided to read this book and the first few chapters hook you and you want to find out how it ends! Suspense, a little romance, great characters and an awesome plot!

I highly recommend it, you will not regret your purchase!

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