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- Paperback : 248 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0986392499
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.56 x 8.5 inches
- ISBN-13 : 978-0986392498
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Publisher : Skyrocket Press (February 22, 2017)
- Language: : English
Best Sellers Rank:
#3,579,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #4,581 in Hispanic American Literature & Fiction
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The teenage Carly Perez was in a horrible car accident where she lost her mother on Christmas Eve. Her father tears her away to Reu, his small hometown in Guatemala to visit family just before the first anniversary of that accident. Carly is mad about being uprooted and resented her father's seeming lack of compassion. The world of a cold winter in her California home is the opposite of Guatemala and she is sure that she will be horrible. Carly soon warms up to Reu especially when she meets her step-cousin, Miguel.
The mystery starts in the airport and continues throughout her whole trip. She knows her father has secrets about why he has not seen his family in Reu for decades. She knows that her nightmares are too much for her to take. She knows that a scar-faced man is everywhere she is. What she doesn’t know will change her forever. Who is the scar-faced man? Why is he stalking her? Can Carly and Miguel find the answers that seem buried in her nightmares?
The way the author describes the family and the grandmother’s home is amazing. The story is so well written I liked that every item mentioned in the story adds to the mystery and is explained by the OMG ending. I would recommend this story to everyone. I look forward to reading other stories by this author.
The character of Carly herself is well voiced and developed. She is a typical teenager, but is dealing with a horrible tragedy. She struggles to find her way in this new world where her mother doesn't exist and her memories of the event are dark and horrible. She constantly sees a strange man, "raisin face", everywhere she goes, and these meetings bring on panic attacks and black outs. Who is this man? Why is he following her? These questions will pull you through the story and keep the tension high. The unveiling at the end is both soul wrenching and cathartic.
I really enjoyed this read. I highly recommend it! 5 Stars!
Carly is a girl traumatised by an accident which killed her mother. She has been plagued by vivid dreams. When her father takes her back to his home country of Guatemala, Carly is reluctant. But she soon changes her mind when she meets the mysterious Miguel.
There’s a deep mystery surrounding the small Guatemalan town as well, and this mystery, and the chemistry between Miguel and Carly, as well as Ms Reyes’ fabulous writing will keep readers hooked until the very end.