- File Size: 853 KB
- Print Length: 366 pages
- Publisher: DGS (September 16, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 16, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005NSF3ZQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,595 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
One or 2 reviews was very critical of the use of the F... words (F... and F...ing) which occur on average about 2 times per chapter. Contrary to the one review, they are not in front of the child that often and if you live in the real world, the phrases they are used with are actually very common (i.e. What the F...?). Although I do not use the word myself, it IS the way a large portion of the population speaks and and sounded perfectly natural in its use throughout the book.
As far as the story jumping back and forth between the thoughts of the main characters, each view DID contribute to the plot development and even more so to the character development.
There was a section of the book that did have quite a bit of sex involved (although not what I would consider graphic - much less so than a typical romance novel), but it was significant to the development of the characters and their relationship with each other as well as how it fit in with their past.
In summary, if you have grown up in a sheltered environment, do not read this book (it might offend your sensibilities). Likewise, I would not recommend it for pre-teens. However, if you don't mind a book that reflects realistic personalities, I highly recommend this read!
I just finished it and am now getting the next book in the series that I am looking forward to reading (thankfully it is already available so I don't have to wait).
On the positive side: I did enjoy Wil. He was snarky, sexy, and fun. I didn't trust him at first, but he grew into an amazing, multidimensional character.
The sex scenes between him and Emma were very well done, and unquestionably steamy. ; )
The story definitely moves, and managed to keep me interested. I loved the mystery, the prophetic elements, and the intensity of everything. I found myself biting my nails and staying up late to finish.
Where the story lost me was all on Emma and her relationship with Jake.
My biggest complaint: A four year old child called the shots and made all the major decisions for the first 50% of the book. "Why was she taking orders from a five-year-old?" Emma asks herself this very question at one point in the book, and I found myself asking the same thing. Jake doesn't listen to Emma at all - but she does everything he tells her to do, which drove me nuts. I mean, I know some kids are stubborn, but it seems Jake has no respect for her. She constantly tries telling him to do things, and he flippantly ignores her and does whatever he wants. Instead of dealing with this rebellion with some sort of disciplinary action, she either casually ignores it, blatantly caves to his whims, or crosses her arms and sulks. She's completely a victim to the whims of her child.
He's FIVE YEARS OLD lady - I mean come on!
There is a moment in the story where big, bad, evil things happen.Read more ›
Don't say, oh I'll just read the first chapter and stop. You won't be able to because it starts off with a bang and doesn't let up. Ever. It just keeps going until you get to the last page, and you are thinking, how is this possibly the last page? Why is this the last page? Then you realize there's a sequel, and poof, there go 2 more days of your life.
The story itself is about Emma, Mom on the run, her son, and Will. The majority of the book is just the three of them running from the bad men who want Jake. Lesser authors might make this very dull, but there isn't a dull moment between these characters. Electricity runs trough every encounter Emma and Will have and you practically want to scream, just kiss him already for the love of...
The characters are real. Emma has been on the run for years, protecting her little boy. She's everything you expect her to be. She's standoffish, at times feels like she's failing Jake (even when she isn't.) She's tired. She desperately needs someone to take care of her for awhile, to carry the burden, but can't even think these things to herself, let alone out loud. It's as real as it gets.
Jake is a precocious little boy who seems wise beyond his five years. But, I'm pretty sure having visions of the men who want to kill you, seeing the future, and being on the run with your Mom probably does that to a person. Maybe that's just me.
And Will has his own secrets, his own agenda.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have since gone through this entire series. I loved it. It honestly was one of the few where I could not figure most of it out until very close to the end. Read morePublished 20 days ago by GROZ
Great story but cliffhanger ending. I loved the story and the characters. Will's character was very engaging and forceful. Emma helped to add suspense to the reading. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fast read, very different and interesting. Can't wait to read the next one in the series.Published 28 days ago by buyer
This book is very suspenseful. I was immediately hooked that I couldn't put the book down. I wanted to know what happens next and why Emma and Jake were wanted and by whom. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anamarie S
Very suspenseful, action packed, at times presenting relationship twists. Ends with anticipation for the next book but during confrontation of crazier twists. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Heather
Excitement from start to finish. A book you can't put down until you get to the end. Highly recommended. Great job Denise Grover Sank.Published 1 month ago by Judy McDougall