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Finding Hannah [Kindle Edition]

John R Kess
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Fifteen-year-old Dylan Beachley's family is shattered when his older sister Hannah is kidnapped from their rural New Hampshire home while he slept just one floor away. Weeks of searching by volunteers and local law enforcement provides no clues to Hannah’s whereabouts. Determined to find her after the official search is suspended, Dylan sets out using his extensive knowledge of the forest to search for his sister. He is joined by Molly, an energetic fifteen-year-old who just moved to the area with her drug addict mother and her mother’s drug dealing boyfriend. As Dylan and Molly search hundreds of acres surrounding the Appalachian Trail, they must deal with the rugged wilderness, Dylan’s grief stricken family, and Molly’s abusive home life as the two refuse to give up their goal — Finding Hannah.

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About the Author

John is a thriller and young adult author from Minneapolis Minnesota and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

Product Details

  • File Size: 465 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: John R Kess; 1 edition (May 28, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086ZK4Y8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,849 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! October 30, 2012
By Val
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I usually don't write book reviews but I'm starting to if they are exceptionally good. This book...WOW! I read it in 2 days and was enthralled, which says a lot because I have 4 young kids and a husband! Lots of surprises and interesting insights throughout the book. I found myself actually looking forward to when my baby woke at night because it was an excuse to read more! It was a clean book with hardly any swearing and no sex scenes so young adults can read it. I will look for more books from this author.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super First Novel! June 6, 2012
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John Kess has taken a subject that is unfortunately too familiar to us all, and handled it with gentleness, wisdom, and compassion. He allowed us a glimpse into the lives of a family torn apart by kidnapping and the internal struggles of family members and friends as they embark on a search with an uncertain outcome. Mr. Kess shows much promise as a young author, and I look forward to his next novel
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me up all night! November 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am a nightly reader and usually read until I can't keep my eyes open any more. It usually only take me 30-45 minutes before the book falls onto my nose, but this book kept me up till 3 am. The characters are relatable, the plot quick moving, and I just couldn't put it down.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok February 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Interesting story line, but the writing was rather simplistic. Character personalities seemed almost too "good" to be true.
Had to read to the end, though, and enjoyed the characters' perseverance.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! July 5, 2012
By Katie
I enjoyed this book so much, I stayed up until 3 a.m. the night I received it in order to read the entire thing! Quick moving and attention grabbing, I recommend everyone order and read this book!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating read from beginning to end! October 27, 2012
By pmozz
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Finding Hannah is an engaging and touching story from beginning to end. I started reading one morning and could not put it down until I finished. I know it is written for young adults, and I am way beyond that age,yet I found it to be one of the best reads in a long time. Well written with complex and completely believable characters. I look forward to reading more novels by John Kess.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Hannah November 14, 2012
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I started reading Finding Hannah this afternoon and finished early this morning! This is a suspenseful page turner dealing with pain, loss, and young family. The main characters Dylan and Molly meet following the kidnapping of Dylan's older sister, Hannah. Dylan, driven by guilt and anger and Molly, driven by loneliness and a drive to belong join forces and never give up on finding Hannah. Molly, with a drug riddled, physically violent existence with her mom and mom's boyfriend find solace in the stability and solid foundation found in Dylan. The setting in the Appalachians in New Hampshire capture the reader's imagination a young love quietly blossoms out of tragedy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Plot, Only Marginal Writing February 7, 2013
By Khood3
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This book was an interesting enough read, but the writing was a little lax at times. Through most of it it's written like a high school age boy might talk, which is a little frustrating for anyone with a more advanced vocabulary. I'd say it's a good read for the 15 & under crowd.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I was pleasantly surprised at how great this book was. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book.
Published 2 months ago by S. J. Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
I have been expanding horizons. A good story line. Good book for teens and younger crowd. Not a bad story, even for older readers.
Published 2 months ago by Terri G.
4.0 out of 5 stars Finding Hanna
Excellent job on writing this book. KEPT the suspense going from the start of this book to the very end. Looking forward to another by this author in the future.
Published 2 months ago by Bill Cox
4.0 out of 5 stars Thriller but nice first love story.
Sad that Hannah was killed. Nice how Molly was there for Dylan and vise versa. Not very realistic the two would camp out with a dangerous kidnapper in area. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bev Titzel
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad, but good
I give this book 5 stars. It was a tear jerker, but I loved it, great characters, good writing. Read it all in one sitting, and am going to let my grand daughter read it too. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the read.
The story quickly had me so involved I had to sit and and read it from beginning to the ending.
Published 4 months ago by Gloria Kanten
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb suspense
This was a great book! I couldn't put it down. The characters were so well written, and the plot was superb! Once I started reading it I could not put it down. Outstanding story.
Published 5 months ago by JOJO
4.0 out of 5 stars Good young adult Novel
This was a decent young adult novel about a young man trying to find his sister who was kidnapped out of his home while he was sleeping.
Published 5 months ago by Richard Turbeville
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 months ago by Kerry O'Connor
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I can honestly say it took me two days to read this book. I couldn't put it down. The way Mr Kess creates and interprets the characters, and draws you into their world.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

John R Kess is a thriller and young adults author from Minneapolis Minnesota. He has published two books: 'Finding Hannah' and 'Elly's Ghost'. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. John admits to being a writer with an engineering problem. He is currently working on his third yet untitled novel.

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