Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. A victim of sex trafficking, she’s been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can’t even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she escaped her captors and is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn’t bring herself to report to police for fear of reliving her captivity is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.
When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has before it’s too late. When that proves to be not enough, she’ll have to go after the perpetrators herself.
Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps the suspense taut and the stakes high in this fast-paced story that will have readers turning pages long into the night.
Out April 2, 2019
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
This is book four of the series: A Memphis Cold Case Novel.
Oh boy. This is a hard review for me. For one, I don’t normally read this genre. For another, let’s not deny the obvious–what’s written about in this book, does happen even today. So where to begin.
The author has created strong and deeply developed characters incredibly flawed due to past events in their lives that helped to sculp them into who they are today. The setting is in the South of the US, but the story could have been written taking place pretty much anywhere. It is part of a series, but can be read as a standalone. The story-line is fast-paced and takes you on an emotional ride.
Carly, the Protagonist, is so layered and so flawed that you feel for her to the point of ridiculous. I guess this is good. The Antagonist was fairly obvious throughout the story, but the author did manage to keep things moving enough to keep the reader invested in the story. At times, the plot was riveting and paced well, keeping the pages turning with only a few questionable parts at the end that I would have liked seeing a bit more info on them.
Overall, not my favorite read, but not the worst either. Would I recommend it? Yes, I would if you like suspenseful rides, thrilling action, mysterious moments and a great amount of courage shown by the Protagonist to overcome personal fears.
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