I received this book to give an honest review.
Wow is what I can saw on this book. I didn't expect it to go the way it honestly did. I am at a lost of words on how to write this review without giving anything away. Which may still happen.
When I first started the story I was going oh my goodness Maddy was almost abducted and then we get the true story on what happened and I was just shaking my head. You see Maddy doesn't believe her mother really cares for her or why else would her dad leave them. This on top of teenage hormones Maddy doesn't make the right decisions on how to handle things. Now when we get told the reason why her father truly left I was actually very surprised on that and I give Maddy's mom props on how she handled it. She never bad mouthed her soon to be ex husband she took the brunt of the temper that Maddy has. Maddy learns the hard why that her actions will have consequences and some of them are not nice. So what happens when it all comes to be real and her life is truly in danger? Will she be saved in time? Will she survive what her kidnapper has in store for her?
This story is told in five different points of view. Maddy, her mother, Detective Wallace, Emma who is Maddy's godmother and an officer, and Hank.
Let's talk about the characters right quick. I think the author did a great job with them all. Each one was different and had their own personality.
I think the one that really stood out for me was Hank. He had a hard life growing up and his father helped mold him into the sadistic person he is today but he hides it well. He takes care of his brother Daniel who has some mental health problems. So for him to just act on these urges he has we can see just how sick Hank truly is. We get to see the flashbacks he has from his childhood and they are not pretty.
Maddy is normal teenager who tries to fit in at school, deals with her problems by not talking about them but starting to act out. It broke my heart when she was bullied as I believe her so called friends went to far. When all this is said and done we get to see how Maddy handles it all and we see the change that comes about her.
Maddy's mom we learn that she has an addiction and she fights it when the unthinkable happens to her daughter. She tries so hard to be there for Maddy even when she is pushed away. You see how life just has changed the person she use to be.
Emma she comes back into the Maddy's mom's life when she is called to be told on what is going on with Maddy and we see how Emma will stop at nothing to get Maddy home safe.
The plot was amazing. And I was literally flipping the pages as fast as I could when reading to find out what was going to happen next. This was a excellent book to read and I recommend this book to those who like mysteries and thrillers.
I hope to read more by this author has she has a way with words and pulling you into the story.