Disclosure: The author of this post received a free e-book copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Kara Knight can’t wait to leave her hometown for the promise of nursing school and a fresh start on her future–leaving behind an over protective mother, a broken heart and painful memories. However, twenty-five miles away, the twin she doesn’t know exists is determined to be reunited with the sister he cannot forget.
Kara is abducted and thrown into her obsessive captor’s delusional world. As the past she thought she knew unravels around her, Kara struggles to make sense of the memories that come creeping back, threatening her sanity and her safety. Meanwhile, Kara’s mother races against time to save the daughter she fears she will lose when a long-held secret is revealed. The hours tick away as her captor plays out his plan–to take Kara with him into death at the exact moment of their birth, never to be separated again.
TRACES OF KARA is an action packed, pulse pounding psychological thriller/suspense novel that features a determined killer who slowly loses his grip on reality as his carefully detailed plan starts to fall apart and a heroine determined to move forward with her life who now must reconcile everything she believed to be true about her family with the reality of their tragic past.
From International bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster comes her newest pulse-pounding thriller and Kindle Bestseller (Amazon US & UK):
The beginning was a little confusing to me. I had to re-read some parts to keep track of what was going on, but shortly in (I’d say roughly by Chapter 3) I had everything sorted out. I needed to pay a little bit closer attention to who the characters were that I was following. I’d say a good three-quarters of the book, the chapters are separated by the individual character telling their side of the story and I think I failed to make that connection immediately.
I was sucked into the story in no time. I had figured out the “idea” of the story line once I figured out the beginning (and was no longer confused) but I can also say that while I guessed at the story line, the book was full of twists and turns. I would definitely call this one a page turner. I could not put it down (and I couldn’t turn the pages on my Kindle Fire fast enough!)
It was different from the typical “murder mystery” type that I enjoy reading. It was definitely more of a… I guess, suspense would be a good word. It kept me on the edge of my seat as to what would happen next.
I really did enjoy this book and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys suspense or even if you are a murder mystery reader, you may enjoy this one. It lacked the mystery in my opinion, but definitely made up for it in the page turning thrills. Definitely something I would classify as a “really good” read!
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she’s written for Calgary’s Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa’s interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.