Book Review and Giveaway: Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster
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Today we have the second of Melissa Foster's books during her summer book tour!
Synopsis: Nine years ago, Molly Tanner witnessed a young girl’s abduction in the busy city of Philadelphia, shifting her occasional clairvoyance into overdrive. Two days later, the girl’s body was found, and Molly’s life fell apart. Consumed by guilt for not acting upon her visions, and on the brink of losing her family, Molly escaped the torturous reminders in the city, fleeing to the safety of the close-knit rural community of Boyds, Maryland.
Molly’s life is back on track, her son has begun college, and she and her husband have finally rekindled their relationship. Their fresh start is shattered when a seven-year-old girl disappears from a local park near Molly’s home. Unable to turn her back on another child and troubled by memories of the past, Molly sets out to find her, jeopardizing the marriage she’d fought so hard to hold together. While unearthing clues and struggling to decipher her visions, Molly discovers another side of Boyds, where the residents--and the land itself--hold potentially lethal secrets, and exposes another side of her husband, one that threatens to tear them apart.
About the Author: Melissa Foster is the author of two novels,Megan’s Way and Chasing Amanda. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and is currently collaborating with Director Wendy Crouse, Dream Real Pictures, in the film production of Megan’s Way. Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written a column featured in Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa is currently working on her next novel, and lives in Maryland with her family. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping women see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
Review: This is a perfect Summer book! It's part mystery, part ghost story and part family /small town drama, all rolled up into 1 perfectly paced book! Even after reading, and loving, Meagan's Way, I was pleasantly surprised at how Foster's writing changed and grew in between the 2 books! In fact, I have to admit, I liked this one BETTER!
Course that may be in part because I do love a good mystery and this book has plenty. Her characters will remind you of those you know in your small town. I was really surprised at some of the plot twists at the end, others I saw coming, but it made for a quick read none the less. The book is also a wonderful look at trusting your instincts, and how our minds can convince of things without the proper evidence to do so! I definitely recommend this book and can't wait to read her third book! (for a preview of what it's about, Check out Melissa's website!)
AND BONUS TIME: Melissa is so happy with her book being made into a movie that she is giving a KINDLE away on her website! All you have to do is buy one of her books-1 in EVERY 75 entrants will win a Kindle between now and August 30th! Talk about great odds- so think Christmas and birthday gifts and may be YOU can win yourself a Kindle
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from the author, as part of her blog tour for Chasing Amanda, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it..