In August of 2009, I met author Melissa Foster, author of new book Chasing Amanda, online through reading her first book Meganís Way. You can read my review of Meganís Way by clicking here. I was very impressed with Meganís Way as it was Fosterís first book. She has a way of drawing you into the world of her story instantly. Chasing Amanda, her newest release, captivated me just as quickly as Meganís Way.
Chasing Amanda covers a subject that is every parentís nightmare: Your child being abducted, never to be seen again. Molly Tanner witnesses an abduction of a young girl 9 years prior to the story taking place. Her life is forever changed as you can imagine after the little girlís body is found. Molly has a gift of clairvoyance which she did not rely on at the time. She is haunted and tormented by what she has witnessed so her family moves to a more rural area of Maryland to escape the big city in Pennsylvania.
Life seems to be normal again for Molly, her husband, and her own child. Her son goes away to college, she settles into her community comfortably, and running becomes her comfort. Then the worse thing could happen: a little girl goes missing in this community. Molly is thrown back into the past and begins obsessing over the hunt for this little girl. This time she HAS to do something, anything to find this little girl. Her gift of seeing takes over and she swears to herself she will follow her instincts this time.
The plot of this story is pretty complex and Melissa untangles this story from several points of view. We see the world through Mollyís eyes, the eyes of Tracy (the little girl), the abductor, just to name a few. The story had me hooked and shocked by page 40! The characters are well written. You almost feel like you are in their minds, seeing the story through their eyes.
Currently, Chasing Amanda is only available as an ebook form and will be released this month in paperback. But you can enter a contest hosted by Melissa to win a Kindle. If you are the lucky winner, make Chasing Amanda your first download!
Read my interview with Melissa about Chasing Amanda.
Disclaimer - A copy of the ebook was given to me directly from the Author, Melissa Foster. I was not compensated in any form for my review and opinion of this novel.