When Tsara Adelman leaves her husband and two young children for a weekend to visit her estranged uncle, she little dreams he is holding several local children captive on his lavish estate. Mike Westbrook, father of one of the boys, kidnaps her to trade her life for the children’s. Soon Tsara and Mike are fleeing through New Hampshire’s mountain wilderness pursued by two rogue cops with murder on their minds.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time was a well written and fast paced thriller. There was more to this book than the summary suggested. For one the abduction and the reason for why happens in the first half of the book. The other part dealt with the aftermath which reads more like a procedural crime story. If you like the TV show Law and Order it will remind you of that. The characters were well developed and fleshed out, but as a reader you tend to side with Mike rather than Tsara despite the fact she suffered more. Tsara also had to deal with the psychological aftermath and a spiritual dilemma which kind of contributed to the former. There were a lot of details given in the story that sometimes drove you to fast forward just to get to the exciting bit. A lot of mini-plot points as well which tended to drown out the main one. Overall this was still an engaging and entertaining read.
About the Author
Tilia Klebenov Jacobs holds a BA from Oberlin College, where she double-majored in Religion and English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Following an interregnum as an outdoor educator with the Fairfax County Park Authority in Virginia, she earned a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Secondary School Teaching Certification from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Despite lacking the ability to breathe fire except in the strictly metaphorical sense, Tilia has taught middle school, high school, and college. She has also won numerous awards for her fiction and nonfiction writing. She is a judge in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, and she teaches writing in two prisons in Massachusetts. Tilia lives near Boston with her husband, two children, and two standard poodles.
Title: Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Author: Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
Genre: Mystery Thriller Suspense
Published: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Linden Tree Press
Rating: 3 out 5 cups (Great action, good story line, keeps your attention for the main story line but the subplots were distracting)
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