Book Number in 2007: 20
Date Finished: August 6th
My Rating: 3/5
Author: Karen Robards
Series Number: Stand Alone book
Book From: Library
Why I Read it: Read with Kym
I really liked the story itself, it kept me coming back and some parts were so good I sat on the edge of my seat with my eyes wide and mouth open. LOL
However, there were many times that I had a very hard time keeping my mind in this book at all... There were way too many descriptions and details of things that to me, had no real purpose. At least not that I could see.. (one example would be 2 full pages about letting the dog outside!!).
This was my first Karen Robards book.. It was good enough to get me to try her again, but I think if other books are as drawn out and over detailed as I found this one to be, I may not try too many more.
Description from the publisher:
Seven years ago, Sarah Mason's five-year-old daughter vanished during an outing at a park in Beaufort, South Carolina. Despite a frantic search, little Lexie was never found, and Sarah was left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and go on the best she could.
Then, one hot August night, Sarah comes home to hear the phone ringing. When she picks it up, a child's terrified voice whispers, "Mommy, help, come and get me . . ." The call is cut off, but not before Sarah's heart goes into overdrive: she is sure the voice belonged to Lexie. Five-year-old Lexie. Though seven years have passed, she sounds exactly the same.
Frantic, Sarah turns to the police, the FBI, and her co-workers at the County Prosecutor's office, none of whom takes the call seriously. The only person she can count on to help her is Jake Hogan, her closest friend in the world, the man who has provided a strong shoulder for her to lean on throughout the long search. A former FBI agent, Jake is now a P.I., and though he is skeptical about the authenticity of the call, the attraction he feels for Sarah pushes him to help her. He is convinced someone is deliberately tormenting the grief-stricken mother.
Their long friendship explodes into a romance as they try to figure out who, and why - and what happened to Lexie. When the torment escalates to murder, Jake is the only one who can keep Sarah safe. Together, they are caught up in a nightmare search for Lexie that just might end with Sarah's death.