Wednesday, November 12, 2008

THE MISSING - Shiloh Walker's latest

Shiloh Walker has a new release, now available, titled THE MISSING and I guarantee that you won't want to miss it. I was fortunate enough to get a copy for review and was drawn into the story immediately.
A blurb:
Her psychic gift drove away the man she loved— and years later has drawn him back to her…As a teenager, Taige Branch hated her psychic gift. No one could understand—except for Cullen Morgan, the boy who stole her heart. He did his best to accept her, until his mother was brutally murdered—and he couldn’t forgive Taige for not preventing it.
Now a widowed father, Cullen Morgan has never forgotten Taige. But what brings her back into his life is another tragedy. His beloved little girl has been kidnapped, and Taige is his only hope of finding her. Working together against the clock, Cullen and Taige can’t help but wonder whether—if they find his daughter in time—it isn’t too late for the overpowering love that still burns between them. . .
Shiloh has an excerpt on her website. You'll also find a link for her Myspace page, a fabulous contest, and info on other books, available now and upcoming. Check it out!
My review:
Taige Branch was blessed, or maybe cursed, with the special gift of vision. She certainly doesn’t feel special though and has had more than her fair share of pain - emotional and physical. Losing both parents and being sent to live with her fire and brimstone preacher of an uncle, she was constantly berated and regularly beaten because of the “evil” that supposedly had taken residence in her young body. Despite all of this, Taige uses her gift to the best of her ability, saving more than one person from certain death and then suffering the physically ravaging consequences in private after. When a wealthy boy’s family buys a vacation home in the Alabama gulf where Taige lives, the teens are instantly attracted and it isn’t long before he witnesses her gift first-hand. Unfortunately, she is unable to predict Cullen’s mother’s violent death, only to be blamed by him and cast aside.
Taige and Cullen may have been separated for several years but they never forgot each other. When Cullen’s young daughter is kidnapped, Taige is the first person the single father turns to for help. Now officially working with the FBI to find missing children, Taige’s abilities are maximized to the fullest. Cullen’s daughter is found, but in doing so, Taige discovers and connects with a multitude of other murdered children who have been missing for decades. Cullen soon realizes that his daughter has the same gift as Taige, as did the children whose remains were recently discovered. He knows that in order for his daughter to ever have true peace in her life he will have to work with Taige in finding the man whose evil is responsible for the sheer hell these children endured. They won’t have to look far though because he has Taige in his sights and he’s bent on total destruction.
Shiloh Walker has outdone herself with this book. It’s dark, sensual and suspenseful, but most of all it’s chock full of excellently written emotion and turmoil. Taige and Cullen are damaged souls, and while their backgrounds couldn’t have been more different, their hearts and their love for each other are very much the same. They both regret what could have been for their relationship all those years ago, but celebrate what the future may hold for them. I personally feel that this just might be Shiloh Walker’s best work to date and I highly recommend it.

Tempted? I hope so - here's a quick link to Amazon so you can grab a copy!
Thanks, Shiloh, for allowing me to read and review THE MISSING for you - I hope it flies off the shelves!



shilohwalker said...

Glad you liked it, Laurie!

Judy F said...

going to try this again....

I really enjoyed this book. It really kept me reading long after I needed to get to bed. Great job Shi..

Wonderful Review Laurie

Karin said...

This one is already on my list. I'm really looking forward to it.

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the review, Laurie! Sounds like a must read! :)