One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend, but when he doesn't show up, she leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand, but following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.
Published July 29th 2014
Current GoodReads Rating: 3.78 Stars
I listened to this as an audio book and enjoyed the English accents, but when I realized the setting of the story was in Chicago and northern U.S. I got a bit confused. The story was not a constant high did not hold my attention throughout. There were some intriguing parts at the beginning and a few scenarios during the middle, then I think the Epilogue was the most exciting part of the book. The biggest thing that through my attention out from the beginning was a thought it would be a mystery with the audience holding on to their seats about if they were caught, how it ended, and who got away with the crimes. It was not. The book was written with a Before and After the kidnapping perspective. You would get to hear in the Before perspective about the kidnapping and its progress then in the next After perspective chapter hear about the mom trying to console her rescued child. I was so confused the first few chapters about the Mia/Chloe who couldn't remember her name if she was kidnapped by one family to be taken to her past long-lost family and was being reminded of her true identity, that the Judge and his family had brainwashed her for so long into believing. The twist in the Epilogue should have had a bigger role in the story and maybe had an inter dialogue somehow to keep the plot thicker. In my opinion this was a pretty surface book and I craved more depth from everyone and less confusion. I gave this story three stars. I love the twist, but I wish it would have been more involved and now I have to read the book again with the Epilogue in mind.