- File Size: 322 KB
- Print Length: 139 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 3, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XF9GQQH
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,952 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Kidnapped: The Beginning- Book 0 Kindle Edition
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*** LANGUAGE ***
Plain English with only the mildest cussing. If this were a film it likely would be rated G for language.
NOTE: Book 2, Final Recital, is now available for free [4-13-2017] and, therefore, the complete trilogy is now cliffhanger free. Here is a link to Book 2 Kidnapped: Final Recital Book 2
This is a solid piece of writing with only one disappointment. It suddenly ends on a cliffihanger. Bearing in mind that book one is already available, this probably shouldn't prevent readers from reading it. I have not yet read Book One but will do so soon. I hope it doesn't end with a cliffhanger, or, if it does, I hope Book Two is available soon. Here is a link to Book One J.S. Donovan
Book 0 is a prequel, but, at 138 pages, is much more than a simple teaser.
'...“We could’ve eaten that, you know.”
Richard scrambled out of the boat, almost slipping on the rim, and greeted the tall woman with a strong, reciprocating hug. After enjoying a warm moment, he pulled himself away. “How did you find me?”
“It’s Sunday afternoon,” Anna said matter-of-factly. “Where else would you be?”
Smiling giddily, he looked her up and down. “Wow.”
“What?” Anna put her hands on her hips.
“You got a tan,” Richard replied. “You look like one of those sexy South Beach girls.”
“Thanks, Dad.” Anna raised her brow, pleased her father’s humor hadn’t changed.
Richard took off his hat and flattened his disheveled gray hair with his hand. “What am I saying? You must be starving. Big Jake’s?”
Anna helped drag the boat up the bank and lift it on the trailer frame hitched to Richard’s truck. She would’ve lectured him on fishing alone this far away from the town, but the old man had heard it a thousand times. When Richard set his mind on something, Anna would have better luck negotiating with a deaf mule.
Richard insisted on leading the caravan to Big Jake’s Cattle Co., and they pulled into the atmospheric restaurant at sunset. The exterior had a black, dry wood look about it and a rectangular shape akin to an old Western saloon. The font and glowing red lettering matched that of a casino, and it bore the sigil of a horned bull’s skull.
Boring locals dressed in their Sunday clothes filled the booths and square tables of the dimly lit but homely establishment. Most drove in from the many Pentecostal churches around town and, like Communion, Big Jake’s was a Sunday ritual. Nonetheless, Anna remembered the place to be packed all seven days of the week. After getting a few off-kilter gazes from the locals, the waiter seated Anna and her father by the window. For dinner, Richard ordered the almond-crusted catfish covered with squeezed lemon juice while Anna got the county-style cheeseburger. She took a joyful bite, glad that some things never changed.
“So what’s next for the famous Anna Dedrick?” Richard said with a toothy grin.
Anna shifted in her seat. “I’m staying here.”
Her father’s eyes went big, and he looked back and forth at the other patrons with Christmas morning excitement. “Where are you going stay? Do you have a home? Do we need to find you one?”
Anna fidgeted under the table. “I’m staying with you.”
Richard crinkled his brow and cocked his head slightly.
Anna put down her burger. “We talked about this...'
Donovan, J.S.. Kidnapped: The Beginning- Book 0 (Kindle Locations 124-150). Kindle Edition.
So long as unresolved endings don't bother you, this is a worthwhile read.
Four stars out of five.
Comments regarding your opinion of this book or of my review, whether favorable or unfavorable, are always welcome. If you buy the book based on my review and become disappointed, especially, I do want to know that and I want to understand how I can improve as a book reviewer. Just please be polite.
I detest being blackmailed into book two.
Good flowing plot, description of characters were good. A nice mystery, clean, all would enjoy.