Murder Almost

Book Two  of Cushman’s Breaking Barrier Series, Murder Almost is the story of wrongful incarceration. Charlie Wilson is convicted of mayhem on a parole officer and sent to prison for twenty-five years.  While there, he meets a counselor who takes him under her wing and teaches him about Carl Sandburg’s quotation: 

Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

He serves his time and returns to Barrier, where Sheriff Maggie and Deputy Brick follow the clues to attempt to prove his innocence.

What Readers Are Saying

“Gail Cushman’s Breaking Barrier mysteries are great reads because of the author’s ability to quickly draw you into the stories about small-town secrets. If you have ever been in small town America, you know what I mean. If you haven’t, you will feel right at home in the pages here. I love her writing.” 

— Tracy Basterrechea, Meridian Deputy Chief of Police and 25-year police veteran 

“Delightful! Having spent over 28 years in the Correction Industry, I found Gail Cushman’s Breaking Barrier mysteries to be spot on with the simple but effective interpretations of criminal behavior and manipulation. Very entertaining and educational—a must read that belongs in every corrections training library.” 

— Darwin Cameron, Retired Correction Officer, Training Officer, and Parole Officer