Sunday, November 20, 2011

Book Review: Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster

   Title: Chasing Amanda
   Author: Melissa Foster
   Category:  Fiction
   Pub.Date: April 12, 11
   Publisher: Solstice Publishing
   Pages:  280
   ISBN #   9780615477527
   Format:  Ebook 

Nine years ago, Molly Tanner witnessed a young girl’s abduction in the busy city of Philadelphia, shifting her occasional clairvoyance into overdrive. Two days later, the girl’s body was found, and Molly’s life fell apart. Consumed by guilt for not acting upon her visions, and on the brink of losing her family, Molly escaped the torturous reminders in the city, fleeing to the safety of the close-knit rural community of Boyds, Maryland. Molly’s life is back on track, her son has begun college, and she and her husband have finally rekindled their relationship. Their fresh start is shattered when a seven-year-old girl disappears from a local park near Molly’s home. Unable to turn her back on another child and troubled by memories of the past, Molly sets out to find her, jeopardizing the marriage she’d fought so hard to hold together. While unearthing clues and struggling to decipher her visions, Molly discovers another side of Boyds, where the residents--and the land itself--hold potentially lethal secrets, and exposes another side of her husband, one that threatens to tear them apart.

My Review:

     After witnessing something that turned her life, not to mention her families life's, upside down. Molly and her family moved to a new and what felt like a safe community. 

     I can honestly say after reading this novel, I have caught myself watching my surroundings like crazy. Melissa Foster captured my attention with all of her characters. You know the saying, "you can never tell about people by their outside," well Melissa's characters are just that all the way to the end. Just when I thought I knew or had figured out who, where, when, how or what was what, Molly's  "Knowing" would turn every thing upside down and all around for me. It was a total love and hate read. Meaning Melissa's, Chasing Amanda was completely worth the read. 

    I totally recommend "Chasing Amanda". Due to only one exception, there is cuss words used.

So due to the above I am giving this book a Breath of Life Rating of:

Five Clocks Rating!!!

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Luxembourg said...

I really enjoyed Chasing Amanda. The story had me hooked from the beginning and I didn't want to put it down. This book is a perfect glimpse into small town life. Small towns tend to hold many secrets for a long time. The author does a great job of slowly revealing those secrets to the reader. The plot of the book is very well planned out so that the reader learns the truth along the same timeline as Molly. I wasn't able to figure out how all of the pieces fit into the puzzle until Molly did. I really enjoyed that aspect.

Thinkhappy said...

I'm late seeing this review - thank you, Kim! Luxembourg, I'm thrilled that you liked it, too. Boyds is a real small town in Maryland. If you are every in Maryland, you should drive through--you can see many of the streets and landmarks from the book!

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