Book Review: Abducted by: Sara Schoen

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Publication Date: December 30, 2014

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: Audrey Thomas had been raised by overprotective parents and is sick of it… 

After the kidnapping and recovery of her mother, Anna Cowles, eighteen years ago, parents had a harsh awakening as they realized any child could be taken for any reason. 

New laws were set in place to protect children, but those same children, ignored the rules and went out of their way to get into trouble. 

Audrey has always done what she wanted, no matter what the consequences were… 

But what happens when her choices lead her to being taken by the one man people feared everyday for the last eighteen years, right up to his execution. 

Will she make it out like her mother did? 

Or will she suffer the fate of the previous twelve girls?

Mature Content Warning. Recommended for ages 17+ due to violence and sensitive subject matter.

Review: Audrey Thomas has grown up all her life with the ‘Anna’ laws. What she doesn’t know is they were enacted due to the horrible ordeal her very own mother and father endured. Audrey feels chafed by the laws and decides to continue doing as she pleases, without fear for the consequences. What Audrey doesn’t realize, at first, is her actions led her straight into the arms of the one man who has terrorized parents for the last two decades. Will Audrey escape or will she become the killer’s thirteenth victim? ABDUCTED has the same powerful writing and solid characters as the first book, AMBER ALERT. However, I couldn’t get over how willfully ignorant and disobedient Audrey was. I understand her parents didn’t want to expose her to all of the terrifying details of her parents’ torment, but Audrey was unwilling to listen. Obviously, it’s a “teenager growing up in a sheltered environment” thing but it made me want to shake her many times! While I did enjoy AMBER ALERT more, ABDUCTED is definitely a well-written book in its own right. It’s a credit to the author to make readers feel so much for the characters. Make sure you read AMBER ALERT first and then dive right into ABDUCTED!

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