Chasing Amanda by: Melissa Foster Review

by - Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nine years ago, Molly Tanner witnessed a young girl’s abduction in the busy city of Philadelphia, shifting her occasional clairvoyance into overdrive. Two days later, the girl’s body was found, and Molly’s life fell apart. Consumed by guilt for not acting upon her visions, and on the brink of losing her family, Molly escaped the torturous reminders in the city, fleeing to the safety of the close-knit rural community of Boyds, Maryland. Molly’s life is back on track, her son has begun college, and she and her husband have finally rekindled their relationship. Their fresh start is shattered when a seven-year-old girl disappears from a local park near Molly’s home. Unable to turn her back on another child and troubled by memories of the past, Molly sets out to find her, jeopardizing the marriage she’d fought so hard to hold together. While unearthing clues and struggling to decipher her visions, Molly discovers another side of Boyds, where the residents--and the land itself--hold potentially lethal secrets, and exposes another side of her husband, one that threatens to tear them apart.
 My Review:

This book was captivating and very intriguing wondering if Molly would be able to solve the missing pieces. Like what happened to Rodney Letts and what secrets the minister held inside her.  What made the Boyd house so secretive that no one was allowed in.  What secrets Hannah held close to her chest.  And who took Tracey and what happened so many years ago with Kate another kidnapped victim and did Rodney hold the secrets or was he to blame.  I applaud how Molly was able to percever when she had doubts when she witnessed a girl go missing and turned up dead.  The woman who took Tracey somewhere deep down thought she was doing what she was taught.  She had very much a Stockholm syndrome going on, which brought her to her own turmoil.  Molly and Cole suffer their own issues wishing they could have done more for Amanda and in some ways I believe that is what made this book so captivating.  Tracey has no connection to Molly but yet Molly is so determined to help her, I think it was in a way someone she could help when she felt her "knowing" failed her when she needed it the most.  Rodney and Molly even have an interesting connection both being born with abilities to know what is happening to someone else.  The two abilities connected together help prove that sometimes psychics know what they are doing.  A great story full of so much love and admiration towards family that I can't wait to read Megan's Way.

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