Find Her by Elisabeth Rose
Published by Escape Publishing
Publication Date: May 15th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
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A chance sighting leads to second chances – for hope, for family, and for love.
Five years ago, teenager Antonia disappeared. With no compelling evidence, the police eventually called her a run-away, and dropped the case. Her teacher, Jax, has always regretted not speaking up about the rumours she heard circling the school that day, but a random sighting at a train station raises the possibility that Antonia is still alive – and not too far away.
Antonia’s father, Connor has never given up hope that his daughter will be found and returned to her family. When her old teacher, Jax, calls him with a small spark of a lead, he seizes it with both hands, determined to chase it down.
But there’s more at play than simple teenage rebellion and the path Jax and Connor travel rapidly becomes more dangerous than either could have imagined, and opens up new possibilities that neither could have expected.
Jax is a teacher at a school in a town where Antonia, a student of hers, disappeared 5 years ago. There wee rumors at the time with a couple of her friends but Jax didn’t pay much attention to them at the time. When she’s on her way back from a vacation she happens to look across the train platform and she sees Antonia. She’s so sure it’s actually the missing girl that she contacts Antonia’s father, Connor and tells him what she saw.
Connor never believed that his daughter was dead and never stopped looking for her. He and his wife separated and then divorced as their lives changed after Antonia disappeared. He’s so excited to hear of her sighting that he heads to the train stops and hands out flyers with his daughter’s picture on it asking questions. He finds someone who recognizes her but can’t find her after that.
Jax decides to finally follow up on the rumors she heard about Antonia and finds out that Antonia was pregnant and looking to terminate the pregnancy – because of this they find a lead and eventually figure out what happened. Getting Antonia back from her abductor, however, will threaten everyone’s lives.
This was a lovely story with a pretty darned good suspense story. I have to say I was pretty much on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what happened to Antonia. The way that the author crafted the story was creative and I really liked the different ins and outs of the story.
This was also a romance with Jax and Connor becoming closer while searching for Antonia and falling in love. I wish I could say that it was sweet and romantic but the circumstances just didn’t call for that. Connor was a bit of a stubborn ass at times but both he and Jax worked out well together. It wasn’t that strong of a romance, unfortunately. I almost wish that it had been a suspense story only but that’s just my humble opinion.
Overall it was a good suspense story and one I enjoyed.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5