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Basking in the Light Paperback – October 5, 2015
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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.