“The story their father tells about their mother’s disappearance doesn’t add up for Jared and Emily Graham.
Foul play is suspected, intensifying their fears.
Their mom’s car is discovered, abandoned and covered in blood. No one will tell them what's going on, so they're going to find out for themselves. Their investigations into what really happened to their mother may have killer consequences for them both, especially if the truth hits close to home.”
Lucienne Diver “lives in Florida with her husband and daughter, the two cutest dogs in the world, and enough books to someday collapse the second floor of her home into the first. She likes living dangerously.”
She is the author of the Vamped young adult series and the Latter Day Olympians urban fantasy series.
While this could rightfully be considered a young adult novel, if for no other reason than the teen protagonists, it is one that the older crowd should find just as intense and engrossing. I sure did. Teen siblings Jared and Emily have already had their world turned upside down when their mom moves out, possibly for good. Mom was the nurturing parent and dad definitely doesn’t pick up the slack. Then they can’t get in touch with mom at all and then evidence of foul play is found. The kids juggle their normal life challenges, doing what they can to figure out what happened to Mom, and the added stress coming from Dad. Needless to say, this story is suspenseful and intense. How it ends … well, you’ll be guessing, probably incorrectly, right up to the end.
A small amount of adult language.
No significant issues.
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 80-85,000 words