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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Book Review - Traces of Kara by Melissa Foster plus $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway - 2 WINNERS

Book Review
Traces of Kara
by Melissa Foster

About the Author
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.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

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Book Description
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)

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Our Book Review
A psychological thriller which you will find hard to put down and will want to read from cover to cover.

When Kara is abducted her life is turned upside down when she realises who her kidnapper is and what secrets he holds about them both.  Not only is Kara's life affected but also her mothers.  In the search for Kara her mother has to turn to the police for help before even consulting her husband,  which endangers their marriage.

The atmosphere that the author creates is first class as Kara discovers more about her past you feel her emotion. The tension and fears that the next of kin feel is exceptional in the search to find where Kara is and who has taken her.  This story will keep you on the edge of your seat and makes you believe you are there watching and noting everything that is going on, bringing the book to life.  This story will make you ask questions about any gaps or things you cannot remember in your own past. 

An extraordinary theme to a book where the kidnapped victim finds out things about herself which in her deep conscious she already knew.  Whilst on the other side her mother has to reveal the truth which she thought she would never have to, not knowing how much will this damage them now and in the future.

Expertly written and a real page turner which keeps the reader enrapt and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good psychological thriller.

Our Rating
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  1. I've never read this author...but this book looks so tempting!


  2. i haven't heard of this books. they look interesting, i'm going to check them out.

  3. I would love to read this one if given a chance.

  4. I love psychological thrillers! This sounds like a really good one! On my TBR list it goes!

  5. I haven't heard of this author before but I love suspenseful books. I will have to take a look at this one.

  6. Many thanks for stopping by and checking out TRACES OF KARA, and to Sharon, for sharing this wonderful review <3

  7. I love this type book. Suspense, thriller is my fave genre

  8. Thank you for the great giveaway. I anticipate this book will end in suspense.

  9. This book sounds great as well, I will check it out for sure.

  10. This one looks like a page turner! I can't wait to read it.

  11. this is really good giveaway. thanks for sharing


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