Looking for Lainey (Carissa Jones) Paperback – December 14, 2017
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SO THAT SAID....Carissa is just very likable so you WANT to read more about here.
I like how the books - BOTH OF THEM FINDING FAITH TOO...start out with the plot and then into the story comes Carissa...it is not centered only on her, but always more on the plot and characters involved in her becoming involved.
I WILL DEFINITELY ADD THIS AFTER READING BOTH...GET A BETTER PROOF READER. The mistakes make your mind stop to re-read and see what you missed. In this 1, it happened twice within just 1 or 2 chapters and it throws the rhythm of the read. In the first Yuri is said twice when 1 time the name should have been Kurt. The second time, Mark was said twice and the second time it should have been Damian and that really looped you around to re-read. There were several typos that just should have been caught on even a simple proofing. Spell check does not catch these or grammar, so need better proofing.
I found that both of these books did keep you guessing for a bit with enough of a twist to keep you going hmmmmmmmmmmmm and then wow did not really see that one coming.
I do not normally read books involving bad things with kids because it is just hard for me to let it get out of my head, but I did find these both to be very good reads and "ideas" more than graphics.
I would definitely continue reading this series.
The emotions this story deals in are numerous, with twists and surprises you may not see coming. The author deals with a lot of timely and terrifying issues in “Looking for Lainey”. This is an awesome and enlightening read. Hard to put down till the end!
The plot overall is good, and brings to light the serious concern about child trafficking and how easily a child can be scooped up and never seen again. I also liked the characters and their variety of personalities and motivations. A few of the younger characters seemed wiser beyond their years at times, so it was hard to keep ages in mind, but that didn't affect the story itself for me.
My main issue with this book was Carissa. I liked her as a character (might even enjoy reading more of her in other stories) but I've come to realize through this book that I dislike when the plot is propelled forward almost entirely by psychic intervention. I'm sitting here trying to think of anything the others figured out without her having a vision (that I still can't figure out, because she seemed to be getting them constantly) and I'm drawing a blank.
I did like some of the twists that emerged. They felt natural, not out of left field which has happened to me in other mysteries.
Overall, I'd say go ahead and give this book a go. It's a fast read that leaves you wondering if they'll be able to find Lainey before it's too late.
One mention, in addition to some typos, this is the second book I've read of this author's where a character gets called by the wrong name. In the scene where it happens in this one, one character uses knowledge of a wife's name to surprise another character. It was a great moment that then left me confused when on the next page they started calling the wife by a different name.