Published by Thomas & Mercer on June 28th 2016
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
I received this book for free from Publicist, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
When her six-year-old nephew vanishes from a neighborhood carnival, Aubrey Lynd’s safe, snow-globe world fractures; it shatters when the FBI’s investigation raises questions about her own family that Aubrey can’t answer.
Aubrey picks apart the inconsistencies to expose the first of many lies: a ransom note—concealed from the FBI—with a terrifying and impossible ultimatum. Aubrey doesn’t know what to believe or whom to trust. The abduction is clearly personal—but why would someone play a high-stakes game with the life of a child? The more she presses for answers, the more Aubrey is convinced that her mother is hiding something.
Desperate to save her young nephew, Aubrey must face harsh truths and choose between loyalty to her family and doing the right thing. And she’d better hurry, because vengeance sets its own schedule, and time is running out.
Diana is out having the time of her life with her grandson from whom she was estranged for most of his youth. The most horrifying thing happens when he disappears on her watch. Her character is questioned among her family and loved ones at the tragedy that happened. Aubrey who’s life is in shambles from the break-up with her boyfriend puts her studies on hold and rushes down to Florida to be with her family. As she starts putting the pieces together life-long family secrets start to unravel and the kidnapping starts to reveal some dark spots in her parents past. Will Aubrey get to the truth in time to save her nephew and prevent another tragedy?
In an Oyster Shell –This suspense-thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat turning page after page. I recommend it.
The Pearls – The concept of this book appears to be a simple thriller but as the story progresses the reader will find that its a complicated plot. The concept of this book was well executed. It was a tangled web of deceit and secrets that are revealed by the catalyst of the kidnapping. The author proved to be a story mastermind as she eloquently weaved the story into place.
The POV was interesting in this story. It was the grandmother and the aunt of the boy that was kidnapped. The aunt’s POV played an integral part in piecing the story together. It made the story makes sense. What couldn’t be understood from the aunt’s POV was supplemented by the grandmother made for a full story.
The characters in this story were fairly complicated. A few of the characters had a lot to hide. The character development from the story present and the story past was excellent.
The Sand –This book was well done and the best book I’ve read in a long time.