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From the Back Cover
Weeks before, Jacinta Rivera joined her best friends Callie, Sara and Amanda for a night of pizza and shopping. But an evening at the mall turned into a terrifying twist of events that drove Jaci and her friends 2000 miles across the Canadian border. The girls escaped the kidnapper's lair only to find that he has spies and agents working on both sides.
They are being hunted, and not even the police can be trusted....And Detective Hamilton is in a life and death race to find the three remaining girls before the kidnapper does. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
- ASIN : B0045JLQCI
- Publisher : WiDo Publishing (October 1, 2010)
- Publication date : October 1, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 606 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 265 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #355,294 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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So far, so mundane.
But then, the mother they are waiting for does not arrive; all the customers and staff leave the mall, darkness descends, no security guards are to be seen, and while the girls are still unsure about what to do next (strangely enough, not one of them have their mobile phones on them - the only thing I found a bit difficult to believe, especially since earlier, the other girls ring one from the group to remind her about their appointment), a dark van pulls up at one of the security doors to the mall, and the girls - well concealed in the darkness and keeping quiet - witness what very obviously is a robbery.
From then on, things happen very fast: They try to call the police from a payphone while one of them is supposed to keep watch; the watch is spotted, and next thing they know, all four girls find themselves kidnapped in the back of the van.
An action-packed, fast-paced story unfolds, with the girls escaping, being captured again, escaping again, finding unexpected help, but also finding unexpected traps along the way, until the girls (and the reader) can not be sure whom to trust anymore.
One of them is killed, one of them ends up pregnant, one of them apparently sees the entire thing as one big adventure, and one of them finds out something about her father that sets her entire world upside down.
I am not going to tell you more about "Perilous" - you should really find out for yourself, if I managed to capture your interest.
Like many other raters here,I had some moderate issues with credibility, loose ends, and the importance of nationalities. Will it bother the YA audience that it was intended for? Probably not. Will it bother adult readers? I think the comments speak for themselves.
The house-cleaning scene is one of the most far-fetched, and I couldn't see what it did for the plot except for moving the girls around. But a younger audience might respond to toiling kidnapped girls.
I read this book after seeing excerpts from books 2 and 3, so I had some spoilers to prepare me for loose ends. I read a lot of YA fiction, and thought that this book did a good job of keeping the reader guessing and trying to figure out which adults could be trusted by the kids through a high adventure style.
I think the under-15 crowd (and THH's many fans) will really enjoy her debut novel.
The plot was interesting but could of been executed better.
The characters.... well i suppose they were realistic version of young teenagers but i just couldnt seem to find myself caring about them. The detective had the most boring life ever, poor thing. Plus there's no way in hell he'd be allowed to tell his significant other such top secret information.
The writing..... well it wasnt bad, but neither was it great.
Just everything about this book was slightly off kilter. Shame cause it could of been great.
so im rating this book 2.5 stars. unfortunately i dont think i'll be reading many books from this author in the future.
Top reviews from other countries
I bought this as LDS fiction and although it fits that category it is not obviously LDS.
I would be interested in reading a sequel or something else by this author.