Author R.M. Burgess’s new book “Roxy Reid: Five Weeks in New York” is a compelling tale of survival as a remarkable young mother stops at nothing to protect her child

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Recent release “Roxy Reid: Five Weeks in New York” from Page Publishing author R.M. Burgess is a riveting novel introducing Roxy Reid, as a successful banker who has concealed her shocking origins from her young daughter. Roxy had escaped a life of crime and abuse to find success and fulfillment in her career and in motherhood. When a cruel vendetta threatens to destroy the life she has built and hurt her daughter, she must draw upon the connections and life skills of her past to protect both her child and herself.

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R.M. Burgess is a professional researcher and novelist who writes academic articles for a living and spends his free time as a licensed bike racer, marathon runner, sometime triathlete, keen skier, and world traveler. He currently resides in Philadelphia. His new book “Roxy Reid: Five Weeks in New York” is a spellbinding romance and a stand-alone sequel to his prior work, “Flawed Perfection”.

Roxy Reid begins life as the abused child of a drug-addict mother. She grows up in a neighborhood terrorized by street gangs. She witnesses the murder of her own child’s father, a married man more than twice her age. But she’s a survivor. Heavily pregnant, she escapes to New York to give her unborn child a fresh start. She reinvents herself as a successful banker, a dedicated mother, and strives to forget her violent previous life.

Twelve years have passed. She’s built a safe, sheltered arbor of respectability for her daughter and herself. She’s content with her life of frenetic work combined with the trials of single parenting a precocious preteen. But then a chance meeting sets in motion a series of events that threaten to bring down her facade of normalcy.

Roxy tries desperately to keep her life on its metronomic routine and preserve appearances. But in a roller-coaster holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the genie of her past is well and truly released from the bottle. To confront it, she will have to use all the vicious life skills of her youth. But will this cause her to lose the one thing she cherishes, above all else, the love of her daughter?

Published by Page Publishing, R.M. Burgess’s engrossing book is a gripping and potent drama that keeps the pages turning until the dramatic conclusion.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Roxy Reid: Five Weeks in New York” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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