Relentless Blog Tour: Review, Author Interview, and Giveaway
Author: Nancy J. Alexander
Published: August 30, 2014
“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.
This story pulls you in and intrigues you from the first page. The way the story started off was a great way to start. It held my interest the entire way through and was hard to put down. It was never boring and was full of non-stop action.
This book was told from multiple points of view. At times it switched back and forth between different characters points of views so quickly and within paragraphs that I wasn’t sure who was speaking at first. Reading a book that was written this way was a first for me but I enjoyed it. It was neat getting to see the way each character in this book thought.
There are things that happen to some of the girls in this book that I would rather have not had to read scenes about and I was glad that I didn’t have to. It was smart for the author to leave these brutal situations out. For the most part I enjoyed the writing style, there was one small pet peeve that I had. Every time that God was referred to in the book it was written as G-d. It was a little strange.
I enjoyed the chase of the criminals and couldn’t wait to see how they were finally going to slip up and get caught. I enjoyed reading the stuff they got into and couldn’t wait to see what they had up their sleeve next. Reading from Reggie’s point of view was also interesting. I loved her career and reading about that. There were plenty of colorful characters in this book and they all had their own personalities. While there were quite a few characters to read about it was VERY easy keeping track of them and remembering who they all were. All the elements of this book were interesting to read. I thought the setting for this novel couldn’t have been better.
I would have liked a little more twists and turns in the book. There wasn’t anything that really surprised me or blew me away. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed reading this story.
I would recommend this book if you love reading books from a criminal’s point of view. This was what made it the most interesting and fun to read for me.