Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Never Wave Goodbye by Doug Magee









Author: Doug Magee
ISBN: 978-1-4391-5398-7
Publisher: Touchstone/2010
Pages: 289

When Dr. Lena Trainor puts her nine-year-old daughter, Sarah, in van to take her to a sleep over camp, for two weeks, she doesn't anticipate a parent's worst nightmare come true. Her daughter has been kidnapped by someone impersonating from that camp, along with three other kids.

During the search and investigations by the police and the FBI, it seems that any of the parents could have planned the whole thing. Each one them is a suspect in the police/FBI's eyes along with each others.

The children do not suspect they have been kidnapped until much later. The kidnapper takes them to such a place, which in the deep woods and completely unidentifiable. But when they do know, they protest in their own ways. And then a turn comes.. Now the children have no one but themselves and their instinct to get them out of the woods. We also see a strange connection between Sarah and Lena, which might just get out the children from the deep woods.

With the parents turning against each other, Lena and David trying to save their fragile relationship, the children trying to save themselves, Never Wave Goodbye is a novel which keeps the suspense alive till the end.
CymLowell

16 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, wow! This one sounds chillingly great!

Here's mine:

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Michelle said...

I think this would would be a tear-jerker.

My `D` is up

Darlene said...

Great review. I agree the suspense did keep you going till the end. I enjoyed it too.

Jo-Jo said...

Wow...that sounds quite suspenseful! I don't usually read thriller/suspense novels but I'm thinking I would enjoy this one. Thanks for the review!

fredamans said...

Sounds better than I would have expected.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/08/to-z-starts-with-d.html

Rikki said...

OMG, this sounds pretty terrible, I hate plots with children, I'm just getting too emotionally involved.

Nise' said...

Your recommendations cause my TBR list to grow and grow!

Gavin said...

Great review. This one sounds chilling.

Yvonne said...

This sounds great. I'm adding it to my wishlist.

Jamie @ The Book Junkie's Bookshelf said...

OMG! This sounds creepy yet VERY good! Going to have to check this one out!

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Sounds very interesting and suspenseful. It might be a bit too much suspense for me.

Chrissie said...

Sounds like a very chilling read. Books about children do sometimes upset me though.

Terri B. said...

Wow! This really does sound suspenseful!

Veens said...

oooo! That sounds good!

raych said...

This sounds AMAZING. I feel like I have to get my fill of books like these before I have children and can't stand them.

Birdie said...

Wow!
Sounds incredibly creepy.
I might have to slip this one into my TBR pile.