My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Traveling Sisters Review by Norma, Brenda, Kaceey and Lindsay!
Two girls taken, one returns.
THE GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN by CHARLIE DONLEA is an extremely gripping, haunting, and perfectly paced suspenseful psychological thriller that had us all totally engaged, entertained, and interested throughout this whole book. Having Lindsay right away racing through the pages unable to put it down with Norma right behind her. Although, the pace was a little slow in the beginning for Norma and Kaceey it didn’t last for long because as the tension and suspense grew stronger with every chapter it moved into a fast-paced and thrilling read!
CHARLIE DONLEA delivers a well-done, solid, and fantastic story here with a well-rounded cast of characters that were believable to this story even though it’s a disturbing and bizarre storyline. The characters personalities are well-crafted and well-developed having us believing in the characters perspectives which added layers and suspense to the storyline. We see the perspectives of the abductor which adds more tension to the story, the girls who were abducted, the police and mostly we follow along with determined and resourceful Livia who is driven by guilt as she uncovers the truth about what happened to her sister Nicole. The past and future timelines were easy to follow along which kept the story very intriguing.
The medical aspect of this story from Livia’s point of view was extremely interesting, especially for Lindsay, right from the start which was both fascinating, disturbing, and frightening.
CHARLIE DONLEA does an absolutely fantastic job at throwing our suspicions all over the place with the many twists and turns, suspicious characters, and clues that had us running around in circles trying to get to the bottom of this nail biting case and Kaceey silently screaming through her messages that weren’t all that silent on her side as we were learning the truth of this story!
To sum it all up it was a riveting, enjoyable, suspenseful, fast-paced, quick and easy read with an intense, heart pounding, and the best ending we have ever read yet! It wasn’t wrapped up quickly, neatly with a bow, or everyone lives happily ever after it just left us wanting more. Perhaps there is another book in the future? Highly recommend!