Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Island of Lost Girls Book Review

Rhonda Farr pulls into her local Mini Mart for gas before a job interview. She is struck speechless by the sight of a giant bunny rabbit coaxing a young girl out of her car and into the rabbit's car. It happens in the blink of an eye and as they drive away, Rhonda realizes that she has just witnessed an abduction and is horrified that she did nothing to stop it.

The little town is galvanized into action. A small command post is set up by Pat, the owner of the Mini Mart. We get to know Rhonda and her childhood friends, Lizzy and Peter. Their families were inseparable as children. The present day story is just as much about the hunt for missing Ernestine as it is about the relationships and lives of the now grown children.

The story flips from present to past, about 15 years ago. The childhood days of Lizzy, Peter and Rhonda are exposed in alternate chapters. Although their childhood appeared idyllic, there were unsettling undercurrents.

I read this book while I was sick last week, hence why my review is late.

I have to start by saying that I'm not a mystery genre fan, I just prefer Historical Romance and such but there have been a few good mysteries here and there that I thoroughly enjoyed and this one has to go into that category.

It deals with something that definitely touches all of our hearts, it's not easy to hear about a child being abducted and especially when you throw in a huge bunny costume which just makes it that much more scary. 

I think the author did a good job of going back and forth between past and present, it did get a little confusing at times, again this back and forth is important for storytelling purposes but I'm not a huge fan of it and that may be why I didn't enjoy those parts that much.

All in all, if you like a good mystery thriller suspense, I think this book will do it for you.

Monday, April 18th: Sara’s Organized Chaos (Promise Not to Tell)
Tuesday, April 19th: Jenn’s Bookshelves (Promise Not to Tell)
Tuesday, April 19th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom (Island of Lost Girls)
Wednesday, April 20th: Life In Review (Promise Not to Tell)
Tuesday, May 3rd: Book Journey (Promise Not to Tell)
Wednesday, May 4th: Rundpinne (Promise Not to Tell)
Friday, May 6th: In the Next Room (Promise Not to Tell)
Monday, May 9th: Reading Through Life (Promise Not to Tell)
Tuesday, May 10th: Tina’s Book Reviews (Promise Not to Tell)
Wednesday, May 11th: In the Next Room (Island of Lost Girls)
Thursday, May 12th: Book Journey (Island of Lost Girls)
Monday, May 16th: Sara’s Organized Chaos (Island of Lost Girls)
Monday, May 16th: Stephanie’s Written Word (Promise Not to Tell)
Wednesday, May 18th: Rundpinne (Island of Lost Girls)
Thursday, May 19th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog (Promise Not to Tell)
Friday, May 20th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books (Island of Lost Girls)
Monday, May 23rd: Stephanie’s Written Word (Island of Lost Girls)

 TLC Book Tours provided a proof copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone.

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