Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: The Last Time She Saw Him by Jane Haseldine

The Last Time She Saw Him
by Jane Haseldine

Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 368
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Julia Gooden remembers nothing about the worst night of her life. Thirty years ago, her nine-year-old brother Ben—the person who promised he would always protect her—was abducted from the room they shared. Try as she might to recall any clue or detail, there is a black hole where Julia’s memories of that terrible event should be.

Now a crime reporter at a Detroit newspaper, Julia tries to give others the closure she’s never found. But guilt and grief over Ben’s disappearance have left her fearful that whoever took her brother is going to come back. Nowhere seems safe—not the city, not the suburbs, not even the secluded lake town where she plans to raise her children. And then, on the anniversary of Ben’s disappearance, Julia’s worst fears are realized when her two-year-old son, Will, is snatched from his bed.

Convinced that the crimes are related, Julia tries to piece together memories from her final day with Ben. Are the sudden reminders of her brother clues that will lead her to her son’s abductor, or merely coincidence? Julia knows she has hours at best to find Will alive, but the deeper she digs, the more personal and terrifying the battle becomes, and an undying promise may be her only hope of saving herself and her son.

Kritters Thoughts:  The start of a series, I think and hope that follows Julia Gooden.  In this first book she is dealing with both the past and the present as they converge.  When she was a young child her brother was abducted from their bedroom and she has extreme survivor's guilt as he was never found.  In the present her child is abducted and she has to wonder is history repeating itself and can she find her son in time.

What a story!  I was riveted from the beginning.  With my reading hours limited it was so nice to be able to easily get into a book and get swept away.  I felt as though each chapter ended on a cliff and I had to start the next immediately!

I wanted to read this one before I am on the tour for book two, so check back tomorrow for my review of book two in the series.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2017 Challenge: 7 out of 50

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