vrijdag 20 september 2013

Book Review Trapped

Title: Trapped
Author: George A. Bernstein
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Purchase: Amazon

The darkness is still, silent. Jackee Maren’s heart pounds reverberating through her body as fear sears her veins. Someone’s coming. No way out. This time they will kill me. Her breath is short, her chest burns. Must run. Faster. Faster! Her eyes fly open, her heart still racing with blinding fear. Jackee breathes deeply with relief and stares at the ceiling desperately trying to calm herself. The same dream. Something, someone is watching… and waiting.

A tragic car accident leaves beautiful, vibrant Jackee Maren completely paralyzed, mentally alert but trapped in “Locked-in Syndrome,” able to move only her eyes. Jackee’s husband, Phil, is devastated and her two young boys left with nothing but a shell for a mother, but still, Jackee senses the foreboding of an evil presence and knows time is short.

Slowly, Jackee learns to communicate with her physical therapist, Kevin, by blinking her eyes. As evidence comes to light that her car accident was no accident, Jackee knows she must expose the person who wants her dead before they get a second chance.

While Jackee works her mind to put all the clues together, she discovers she has the ability to sense the thoughts of others, but she hides this talent from everyone but her sons, not knowing whom she can trust. By actively exercising her new psychic ability, Jackee finally learns who masterminded the accident but seems helpless to stop them from trying to kill her again.

Slowly a psychic plan forms to not only ensure her boys are safe forever, but to exact revenge on her would-be murderer. Jackee vows not to rest until this would-be-killer understands what it is to be TRAPPED! But she must hurry, with only a year to live.

 "Trapped" was an amazing, at times frightening, sometimes heartwrenching read. Jackee is trapped in locked-in syndrom after an accident. A surgery afterward goes wrong, and Jackee is left almost completely paralyzed. All she can do is blink her eyes. She uses this to communicate with her therapist. 

The story is harsh. Jackee yearns for freedom but is trapped in her own mind. There's a romance going on between Jackee and Kevin, her therapist. But then there's also the darker part of the book, when Jackee's husband is happy that she's unable to do anything herself. 

The book was very good. I had to shed a few tears. It was a strong story, with compelling characters.

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