After Bree Walker’s younger sister, Alissa, goes missing, she gets a chilling note. The kidnapper will release Alissa, but Bree must trade her brother, Tyler, in exchange.
I Know You by Erik Therme is a chilling thriller that follows Bree as she realizes that the kidnapper knows her family’s darkest secrets, and that her brother is involved in something that is far too big for him to handle. The more she discovers, the worse her situation becomes, and to make matters even more complicated, she must deal with her sister’s best friend who she’s sure knows more than she’s telling, and who insists on being involved in Alissa’s rescue.
A heart-stopping story with more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster, this one will keep you turning pages until the ‘out-of-the-blue;’ ending that you won’t see coming. Sorry, I’m not telling. You’ll have to read it for yourself.
I give the author four solid stars for a good story.
A date gone wrong on her 21st birthday, Sarah Cate finds herself stranded on a lonely highway after a confrontation with her manipulative, abusive boyfriend. She’s given a ride by Kevin, a high school student who wants to be a writer, and who has vowed to do at least one good deed a day. After a confrontation with her mother, who is also locked into an abusive relationship, she turns again to Kevin for help in getting to the home of her old friend, Scotty, a man haunted by his own devils.
Roam by Erik Therme is a haunting tale about dysfunctional or barely functional people dealing with demons, real and imagined, and a chance meeting that has deadly consequences. It moves slowly and inexorably toward confrontation and discovery with dips into the psyches of people struggling to survive in a world they don’t understand.
The ending will stay in your mind long after you’ve finished reading.
I received a free copy of this book, which is a solid five-star work.
Kaylee, a 15-year old, is living in a new town with her mother. When her mom insists she attend a party with a local rich girl, she doesn’t want to go, but is left with no choice. When the girl, a snotty bully, insists on having a scavenger hunt in Resthaven, a derelict rest home bordering her property, Kaylee is even more depressed. Inside the abandoned building, Kaylee discovers a bruised, deaf boy and a violent old man, and then the heat gets turned up when Jamie, the bully, locks her and her friends inside the building.
Resthaven by Erik Therme is a tense young-adult drama, not really a coming-of-age story; more a growing up fast novel. Much of the story takes place inside Resthaven as Kaylee takes charge of getting herself and her friends to safety—and, saving the little boy.
This is a story that will entertain young and old alike. The characters are well-drawn and easy to relate to, and the suspense is palpable.
I give it four stars.