“Finn’s Missing Sister” by Jen Conley

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Pete Finn's sister Janine is missing. He's asked Bobby, an old friend from high school, for help finding her. Bobby used to sleep around with Janine, but so did lots of other guys, more recently, local married cop Wicky. Bobby has love-life problems of his own, falling in love with a married woman. But Finn won't let it lie, and Bobby feels himself drawn into the past.

Finn's Missing Sister

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About the Author
I'm born and raised in New Jersey, and I still live in Jersey. I'm from Ocean County, which is sometimes considered "central" Jersey and sometimes considered "south" Jersey--basically it's not "north" Jersey and it's not cool. Most of my stories take place in Ocean County, along the edge of the Pine Barrens, a large swath of protected forest of scrub pines and sandy soil. My characters are blue-collar and they live tough lives, sometimes very violent lives, but I like to believe my people are good, despite it all. Being from Jersey, and from "Springsteenland," I often get asked about how much he influenced my writing. Truthfully, as a kid and teenager, I wasn't a big Springsteen fan because he was on the radio all the time and I found his lyrics depressing. Who wanted to grow up and end up in their own version of “Glory Days”? Now I'm a big fan of Springsteen, and yes, it's amazing how much his music, lyrics, and stories did influence me, especially since I spent most of my teenage years listening to anything but the Boss.
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