Relentless + Giveaway

Book Description:"The little girl lay under the hay stack scarcely breathing. Sweat poured down her face and dripped into her eyes; her heart pounded through her thin chest. Tiny flecks of hay clung to her wet skin, making her itch. She squeezed her nose tightly afraid she'd sneeze. Eyes clamped shut, she lay there. Flies buzzed around her, crawling on her. She didn't move. She didn't know how long she'd been there in the loft. She didn't care how long she stayed. She couldn't move. Not yet."

Nearly a lifetime after a childhood filled with misery and abuse, Gina, now a successful doctor, finds herself thrown back into a terrifying world where her nightmares become far more than just a dream. With the help of an unconventional therapist with secrets of her own, the hunt is on and Gina fights for her life in this harrowing tale of cat and mouse.

My Review

This book should have been right up my alley. Yet, I had a very hard time getting into the story or the characters. Even, listening to the story via audio version did not help. It was not the voice characterization that was the problem as I felt the narration was fine with the different voices from female to male. What I felt was lacking was any action intensity.
The story started out good and it had me drawn in but after that I lost interest. I could walk away while the story was playing with no problems. In fact, I did find myself doing so several times. There was not enough balance due to all of the conversations that Gina had with her therapist. It seemed like Gina was always talking with her therapist and sometimes repeating herself. This book suffered from too much talking and not enough action.


Meet the author:

​Love of the mystery/thriller genre combines with psychotherapy training and experience to produce an emotionally supercharged dramatic novel. Nancy Alexander has devoted much of her professional life to helping survivors of childhood trauma; their distress has been ingrained and works to create characters who give voice to their plight. To analyze the evil minds that prey on others and the intricacies of law enforcers who pursue them seemed a natural interlacing of professional, literary and creative interests.

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traveler said…
The book sounds captivating and intriguing. Thanks.

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