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On her way to work, for one terrifying instant Jennifer Canfield sees a tiny hand in the trunk of a car that barely misses slamming into her van. A doll? A child? With no time to think she must act and so begins a non-stop, breathlessly suspenseful journey to find the truth and possibly save a life. Stephen Baron, a road construction worker, joins her in her pursuit of a possible kidnapper through the hills of California. And where the chase ends reveals exactly how courage and love can show up when we least expect them and change everything.

From Leland Dirks, author of "Angelo's Journey" and "Seven Dogs in Heaven"...

Listening to her heart, against the advice of her brain, Jen takes off on an adventurous chase on California backroads where more than the story of the chase is hidden.

Ms. Nash masterfully sets the stage, sculpts believable characters, and sets them free to discover whether their heads or their hearts are more reliable allies in this fight between good and evil. Your heart wants you to read this book. Before you've turned listened very long, your brain will be glad, too.

©2012 Carolyn Nash (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • 23-04-2014

Good Solid Suspense Story

So this audio book is priced at $2.09 and at a little over 3 1/2 hours I figured why not! I'm glad I took a chance, good audio quality, fantastic narrator, and a solid story, can't quite figure out why its in the romance section, because it really is a suspense novella. go ahead a buy it if your looking for a good short story that really feels like a novel, because the writer Carolyn Nash is so descriptive. Keep on writing Carolyn, I'll look for more from you!

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  • Me & My Girls
  • 13-05-2014

Great Bargain

I thought why not when I saw this selection listed. it's price 1.95 made it worth the chance. It certainly was. Jennifer Canfield is in traffic headed for work when she sees the hand of a child extended from the trunk of an old beater. Impulsively she follows the vehicle and the adventure begins. Jennifer; a victim of sexual abuse as a child compulsively follows the car through the city onto the highway and into the mountains. Going through a construction zone a highway worker named Stephen joins her and they continue the chase together. The chase leads to more than one confrontation with the kidnapper. The ending of this novella is ambiguous and leaves open the chance for a typical romance novel to follow.

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  • 05-06-2021

Great main character

I loved this main character. Perhaps I found her more compelling than some other readers might, because I’m also an adoptive and foster parent, and because I can see myself doing the same thing Jenny did. She really resonated with me, and I celebrated her growing realization of how tough and resilient she is.

This worked well as a novella, because the shorter length kept the focus on the action. The plot moved crisply, without getting bogged down.

Despite its short length, the action, setting, and main character were all richly described. The only aspect I found lacking was in the character of the supporting character. I would have liked more information about who he is, beyond being a “nice guy” who appears to be comfortable with feminism. Does he have children? Does he want kids? What does he like to do in his spare time?!

That said, I’d still recommend this highly.

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