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Basking in the Light Paperback – October 5, 2015
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This is an amazing story and one that I can see happening in real life. Ellen is so naïve and just wants to find someone to be with. I really liked how her family and friends keep doing everything they could to try and get her back. Basking in the Light has some tough moments but it just adds to the book.
I help teach self-defense and if I could I would make all of the female students read this just to get them to wake up to the realities of life. I wouldn’t wish this situation on anyone. Hopefully besides being a great story it will help other people to think for a couple extra seconds on their actions.
I received Basking in the Light for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Ellen Singer decides she wants to try an online dating site, after being encouraged by one of her friends. She meets a man she thinks is a nice guy and could be right for her. Then she disappears, her family and friends have no clue what happened. FBI Agent Arnie Darrow starts his investigation. What he learns is very disturbing and soon it become a race against time to find (and save)Ellen.
Ellen is a likable person, who just wants to find a nice guy. She has no clue what she is getting herself into, and learns she has made a horrific mistake. The plot is original, yet very believable, which makes this story so intense and frightening. The descriptive details are chilling. A fantastic edge-of-your-seat read. I highly recommend Basking in the Light to those who love a great thriller. A definite five-star read!
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review
The story felt rushed in most places. There were many instances that, had the author expanded and gone more in depth, the story would have been vastly improved.
Character development was also lacking. I wanted to know more about the people I was reading about. Why did they do what they did? What were they thinking while the events were taking place? Many parts just came across as unbelievable. What mother would wait 6 weeks to travel to her missing daughter's residence? And upon finally arriving, throw a party for the neighbors and flirt and drink margaritas with the FBI agent working her daughters disappearance case? The way the characters that supposedly loved the missing girl behaved was at times appalling.
I wanted to love this book, it had such potential! Unfortunately it just missed the mark in every way for me.