Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
Abducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally found a way out. She desperately wants to resume some semblance of normal life, but she also knows she has some unfinished business to attend to. She has enough evidence to put her captors behind bars for a very long time.
When Shannon contacts private investigator and former cop Matthew Dane to help her navigate her reentry into society, she quickly discovers that gaining her freedom doesn’t mean her troubles are over. For one thing, her brother is the leading candidate in the race for Illinois governor, and news of her escape will create a media frenzy. For another, the ransom her family reportedly paid years earlier appears to have been a scam; no one knows what happened to the money. And then there’s the fact that Shannon’s escape involved faking her own death. If the Jacoby family learns she is still alive, they’ll stop at nothing to silence her.
If justice is to be done, and if Shannon’s life is ever to get on track again, Matthew will need to discover exactly what happened to her–even if it means stirring up a hornet’s nest of secrets.
I rated this book with 4 stars, even though there were some things that were not my favorite about it, as it captured my interest immediately and kept it until the end of the book. That has been hit or miss lately, so this was a huge plus!
The storyline on this book is not so much a suspense book as the unraveling of a mystery behind a missing girl. I loved the way it was done. She is a strong woman that while having suffered, is strong and capable, while still weak.
I loved how the author wove that through the storyline as often they are portrayed as either/or, while victims are generally more survivors instead of victims as we often see them.
It was because of the depth of that storyline this book receives 4 stars. It had some other flaws of which you will discover as you read, which I struggled with a bit, but it also showed the humanity.
This book was given to me for review by the publisher and NetGalley