About the novella: When Mandy’s car is stolen with her two young daughters inside, the police think it’s a car-jacking gone wrong, but she can’t forget the determined look in the man’s eyes as he drove away. Mandy and her husband, Nick, are on the verge of divorce and the kidnapping is a wake-up call. All of their differences and problems can’t stand in the way of a parent’s love. In order to find their children, they’ll have to forgive each other and learn to work together. But they don’t have years or even months to make this happen . . . according to the kidnapper, time is running out.
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My review: I liked this novella. It's a quick read that I didn't want to put down. I really loved that even though the space is limited in this novella, you get a really good glimpse of just who Mandy is, it seems like you don't get as much character development in a lot of novellas.
I really liked Mandy, she's a young mother trying to do things on her own for the moment, because she can't trust her husband with their finances. I like that she's doing her normal things, at a normal time of day, having normal thoughts about her children's behavior. But everything changes in an instant when her children are taken along with her car, right out of her hands. Wow, I can't even imagine! This part made me feel for Mandy so much. And she really does fall apart, especially remembering her thoughts just before her girl's were taken. I loved that she finds the strength to do what needs to be done, when she really needs to do it, including in her relationship with her husband.
I was really surprised with just who had done the crime and the reason why they had, just as Mandy and Nick were. This is a clean, suspenseful, well-written novella that you'll enjoy reading as much as I did!
I was sent an e-copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.
Labels: clean suspense, Novella, Rachelle J Christensen