21 September 2013

The Voice, By Jennifer Anne Davis

During her abduction and assault, Audrey begins to hear a voice. She hopes she's not going crazy, because after what she's experienced, that's the most logical explanation. However, as she begins to listen to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be telepathically trying to help her.
Unfortunately, rescue isn't all she needs. In order to leave behind the constant reminders, she flees to her Aunt Kate's house in San Diego, and assumes a new identity. It works until the eighteen-year-old twin boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls she's worked so hard to build.

Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn't know if normalcy will ever find her again. But one thing is certain: When a familiar danger resurfaces, it's the same voice that she turns to -- a voice that is not only real, but a lot closer than she realizes.

Gripping and tastefully told, The Voice is a story of healing, trust, and courage.

                There are certain topics that are the big “no-no” that people don’t really talk about.  Let alone write a book about.  When it comes to rape, there is that very VERY fine line that the author must not cross if they want to make their book a success.  Make their book one that the reader wants to keep reading, not where the reader is too bothered by what is happening they stop reading it.

                Jennifer Anne was able to write a story about a horrible set of circumstances, but I couldn’t stop reading it once I started it.  I wanted to find out more about The Voice, the one that was able to keep Audrey alive during the worse thing in her life.  Audrey’s character was written in a way that you could tell what emotions she was feeling, even when she was trying to hide them.  Following along the journey that she was taking, being able to watch her heal was just an amazing thing.

                The one thing that I did enjoy about the characters in the book, even if they had a “minor” role in the book, they each had a purpose.  There wasn’t just a bunch of characters thrown in just because.  Everything in this story was put there on purpose, and was done extremely well.        

                Another thing that I liked was the fact that there weren’t a lot of details about what Audrey went through.  Even though we knew what had happened, this book didn’t focus on the bad.  It was focused on how Audrey was able to move on and find the strength that was taken away from her.

                My only complaint about the book would be with how it ended.  To me, it ended in a weird way and I kept trying to turn the page to find out more.  I was hoping to find out what was going to happen to Audrey after she faced everyone in her family again.  Besides that factor though, I did completely enjoy the book!

                This is another must read from me!


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