Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
About the Book: Kara Knight can't wait to leave her hometown for the promise of nursing school and a fresh start on her future--leaving behind an over protective mother, a broken heart and painful memories. However, twenty-five miles away, the brother she doesn't know is determined to be reunited with the sister he cannot forget.
Kara is abducted and thrown into her obsessive captor's delusional world. As the past she thought she knew unravels around her, Kara struggles to make sense of the memories that come creeping back, threatening her sanity and her safety. Meanwhile, Kara's mother races against time to save the daughter she fears she will lose when a long-held secret is revealed. The hours tick away as Roland plays out his plan--to take Kara with him into death at the exact moment of their birth, never to be separated again.
My thoughts: I loved this one! Big old creepy power plant - on the cusp of being shut down so nearly deserted, a stormy night, a disfigured villain, and a helpless victim - What's not to love? It doesn't take long for Kara to be off the grid before her mother begins to worry. She pays a visit to the local P.D. and ends up telling her post high-school boyfriend that she thinks Kara is missing. He played a part in Mimi and Kara's past, so knows a little something about what might be going on.
Then you have a sharp-eyed cop from a neighboring town who notices that one of his local "possible" lawbreakers is not following his usual routine and has also gone off the grid. Slowly all the pieces start to fall together and their path's all start to cross.
The action is non-stop, the victims are piling up, and the villain's ending for Kara is right out of a T.V. show. Loved the way the author wrapped it all up and gave the story closure.
If you like thrillers, add this one to your list! Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
~I received a complimentary eCopy of Traces of Kara from Fiction Addiction in exchange for my unbiased review.~
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