By Charlie Donlea: The Girl Who Was Taken



I absolutely LOVED The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea This was my first book by this author and it won t be my last I ll allow you to read about the plot yourself in the description rather than retelling it to you but I will say that it is fantastic It kept me fully engaged from start to finish and on the edge of my seat dying to know what was going to appen next I definitely did not predict any of the surprising twists that are packed within these pages And the endingwow Never even crossed my mind the story would end up that way Charlie Donlea is a great storytellerto plan out and then write a book like this takes some serious skill and patience Whew Great jobAlong with the kindle version I also purchased the audiobook from Audible The narration is exactly as I imagined the characters to sound Nina Alvamar did an excellent job as narrator I would love to listen to books she as narrated Her pronunciation pace volume and inflection were right on in my opinionI give this book 55 stars across the board and recommend it to those who love the thrillersuspensemystery genre as well as to those who enjoy books told in alternating viewpoints as the chapters progress Fans of authors such as Mary Kubica will definitely enjoy The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie DonleaThank you for reading my review I like the writing style but the characters are still very Young Adult like in Summit Lake The plot is what makes it interesting It is based on the very traditional whodunnit where all the male characters are suspect at one moment or another Red errings are thrown at the reader every other chapter and it makes you guess in all directions But ow boy there are two major plotholes that California have been covered up with the most unbelievable coincidences Life can be stranger than fiction Well I don t think it will ever be stranger than thisBut somehow despite the YA characters and the plotholes I kept on reading and I enjoyed it Just like you start a bag of crisps that you don t particularly like but keep on eating anyway because it satisfies a cravingThe Girl who was Taken is better than Summit Lake but nowhere near the Rory and Lake books So I ll start Don t Believe It to finish the Donlea saga and Iope that it will be nearer to Afgantsy his last books What kind of an ending was that I veeard of cliffhangers leading into another book but that was ridiculous It left you nowhere and feeling totally unfulfilled No next book for me Having really enjoyed Charlie Donlea s debut novel Summit Lake last year I was looking forward to Distant Early Warning (Star Trek (Star Trek: S.C.E., his new thriller It didn t disappoint Even if you ve sworn off any Girl titled novels this one is a well writte Seeing that it was likened to The Girl on the Train I decided to try it despite it s price I am generally not a fan of American thrillers or mysteries prefer a good cheap English Murder Mystery I did enjoy this one It was full of twists Iad everyone in the story being the murderer at some stage The twist at the end was got meI loved the characters all well profiled I enjoyed the Autopsy bits as I love Silent Witness and thought the detail of them was spot on This book relates a scenario you don t see Somnium happen too often a girl is abducted but is able to escape and return That is whatappens to Megan McDonald she is abducted from an end of The Cronos Complex I high schoolpre college party but returns to not only teller story but write a book about it Her book generates great public interest and turns er into a TV talk show eroine who Maid of Dishonor (The Wedding Season, has now processeder ordeal and Dem Nordpol am nächsten healed Unfortunately this is not the reality Megan. Charlie Donlea one of the most original new voices in suspense returns with aaunting novel laden with twists and Heart Beat high tension about two abducted girls one who returns one who doesn't and the forensics expert searching for answers Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are bothigh school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay North Carolina When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night police launch a massive search No clues are found and ope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunk.

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Has not ealed and is attempting with the aid of The Devils Possession her psychiatrist andypnosis to recover the memories of er two week ordeal Then there is the matter of Nicole Cutty Megan s classmate and fellow party goer Nicole also vanished that night presumably at the ands of Megan s abductor and Vrolok has not been seen since Nicole s older sister Dr Livia Cutter is a forensic pathologist fellow oner way to becoming a medical examiner A year after 僕の愛を知れ! [Boku no Ai o Shire!] her sister s disappearance Livia feels a great burden of guilt Consumed by the over taxing schedule ofer fellowship she knows she turned away from The Boy Who Would Not Say His Name her troubled younger sister s reaching out forer Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped help Worst of all she ignored a phone call fromer sister on the night of The Hunger Within her disappearance As part ofer studies Livia performs numerous autopsies on bodies brought in to the medical examiner and she is prepared for the day that Nicole is brought in and she can bring some closure to Between Two Skies herself ander family She reads Megan s book and can t Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England help but resenter for coming out alive and apparently well and profiting from Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 her experience After meeting Megan she realizes this is not the case Meganas never forgotten Nicole and feels guilt for surviving when Nicole The Dolce Diet has never been found Together they begin to investigate the circumstances surrounding the abductions and learn of other similar cases Along the way they meet some interesting and disturbing people with information on the case The story moves back and forth from months prior to the abduction to over a year after Megan s return There are also a few chapters spoken from the abductor s point of view withis twisted emotions and skewed rationalization of Brave Enough his actions At first I thought this might be confusing but it is a very effective device that gradually fills in all theistory and details until the full picture emerges There are a few red Spunk herrings I was pretty sure I knew who the abductor was fairly early in the book but nope wrong Then another possible lead emerged another dead end The book built to an exciting conclusion and the ending was truly shocking The characters are extremely well defined fleshed out and detailed they are described so well through their thoughts and actions that I was actually picturing actors and actresses who I felt should portray them in the film that definitely should be made from this book As a final note this book was extremely well edited with none of the distracting typos or wrong word usage seen in so many e books I never rate books down for this type of thing because to me the story is what is important but it is nice not toave to deal with it I The Kafka of 238th Street highly recommend this book and definitely intend to read of Mr Donlea s work The Girl Who Was Taken is another amazing tale by my newest favorite author Charlie DonleaA fellow com reviewer that I follow wrote an outstanding review on one of this author s books that convinced me to take a look at this writer s work last month Since then Iave read The Suicide House Some Choose Darkness Summit Lake and The Girl Who Was Taken I The Letters to the Thessalonians have already bought Don t Believe It and will read it nextThe author is really skilled at providing rederrings and other techniues to keep the reader guessing who the killer is I am normally pretty good at figuring out the killer early on in murder mysteries but ave been stumped by this and all of is other booksThe author s character development is noteworthy I feel like I know all of the characters well and love to Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, hate the bad guys as well asope the good guys surviveIn this tale Nicole Cutty the little sister of the pro. Er deep in the woods A year later the best selling account of Ivory (The Ivory Saga her ordealas turned Megan from local Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, hero to national celebrity It's a triumphant inspiring story except for one inconvenient detail Nicole is still missing Nicole's older sister Livia a fellow in forensic pathology expects that one day soon Nicole's body will be found and it will be up to someone like Livia to analyze the evidence and finally determineer sister's fate Instead the first clue to Nicole's disappearance comes from another body that shows up in Livia's.

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Tagonist Dr Livia Cutty who is a fellow in training to be a medical examiner is a missing personThe author fully develops Nicole s character as a nice girl gone bad She s made enough enemies that make a list of possible suspects willing to do The Temple of Death harm toerThe night Nicole was taken so to was Megan McDonald Megan was the daughter of a Sheriff Megan s record of achievements academically athletically and a mentor made Venus Blueprint her star shine and really glow when she escaped fromer ordeal Smothered by Shame On Her Volume 3 her parents and others she postponeser scholarship to Duke and is under therapy as Bisk CPA Review her book is written and climbing the latter of best sellersAs Nicole fades from memory in the shadow of Megan s fame Livia Sparks a friendship wither and asks A Crazy Kind of Love her to do what nobody else even considered toelp Livia find out what The Medieval Forest happened toer sister She jumps at the chance and the results are breathtakingThis is such a well written and satisfying tale that I The Road Beyond Ruin had aard time putting it down It was spellbindingThe author captured my emotions and Backlash had me twisting in my chair gasping and gesticulating as if I were on the scene and part of the actionI recommend this enthralling story to family friends and others who are in search for a suspense filled murder mystery that grabs the reader and doesn t let go through the last wordEnjoy Many recent popular mystery books feature girls and women in peril kidnapping assault torture murder The trend seems to place a female investigator often a police detective sometimes a reporter at the forefront of solving the crimes This story is told from the original viewpoint of Livia who works in forensic pathology and performs autopsies as part ofer training My 35 star rating places it Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, higher than most books of this type Iave read lately It was a suspenseful uick read with a difficult puzzle to solveThe chapters are short and details the crimes and investigation keep switching back and forth in time This did not lead to confusion as the writing was so clearTwo girls went missing after a party celebrating the end of High School One girl Megan is well behaved popular intelligent and accomplished She is the daughter of a Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, high ranking police officer The other Nicole was wild attention seeking and thought to be promiscuous and coincidentallyappens to be Livia s much younger sister The girls were not friendsLivia is living with guilt for not being attentive to Nicole and ignoring a phone call from In Defense of Food her just before she vanished She fears the next autopsy she performs will be oner sister s body As she examines the corpse of a young man thought to be a suicide she concludes e was murdered Later she learns e Black and White had close ties toer sister When not working at the pathology lab she is determined to find out what The Color of Water happened to Nicole about a year beforeAfter two weeks in captivity Megan escaped and is the author of a best selling book mostly written byer psychiatrist about کسی به سرهنگ نامه نمی‌نویسد her captivity and escape Sheas suppressed many memories of that ordealLivia uses Cake Pops her medical knowledge to link the disappearances to a couple of young women in neighbouring states She also learns of a weird club whose members are obsessed with missing people and carry out fake kidnappingsI admit Iadn t figured out who was guilty of the crimes and it was a surprising twist Some comments point to clues being there if you picked up on them There were other clues pointing elsewhere to mislead the readerA compelling fast paced read But Oh the last sentence was truly a curtain drop I enjoyed this interruption and Brave New World hope Livia returns in a new series. Morgue that of a young man connected to Nicole's past Livia reaches out to Megan forelp The Name of the Rose hoping to learn about the night the two were taken Other girlsave gone missing too and Livia is increasingly certain the cases are connected But Megan knows than she revealed in er blockbuster book Flashes of memory are coming together pointing to something darker and monstrous than er chilling memoir describes And the deeper she and Livia dig the they realize that sometimes true terror lies in finding exactly what you've been looking for.