Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hide and Seek: "Before They Find Us" by Michelle A. Hansen

Before They Find Us by Michelle A. Hansen is the sort of intriguing, suspenseful story that will keep you up till the very end. The story begins with a prologue, a meeting in a pancake house between a young woman and a mysterious, long haired cowboy who tells her he promised someone he'd look out for her. Who these two are will be revealed but the story revolves around Rebecca Hales, or Beck, as she's called, a 17 year old Wyoming girl who is aspiring to a career in sports medicine and is completely comfortable in the boy's locker rooms and sports meets as they are, joking around and unaware, mostly, of the crushing some of the guys are doing on her as she tapes up their sprains and bandages their scrapes and bruises.
But all is not as it seems in Beck's life. For one thing, her best friend in the world, Ryan Forsyth, moved with his family to Las Vegas, three years ago. They are still in touch, almost constantly, and see each other at sports events, but it isn't the same. Plus, she's plagued by nightmares. When she was eleven she accidentally witnessed the brutal rape and murder of a teen age girl and she was later able to pick him out of a line-up, sending off to hard time in prison. A prison where he ended up killing himself. Now she's getting death threats thru text. Unable to sleep she takes her Dad's hunting dog for a walk to a late-night mini-mart and ties him outside. When she comes out... there's a tall, scary looking dude petting him. He offers her a ride which she refuses, but, hadn't she seen his truck before? Cruising past her parent's home? Can things get much worse? Yes, they can!
There was a bombing at the school in Vegas that Ryan went to. 9 people were killed and many others injured. The bomb was in Ryan's locker... and no one's seen him. He's not among the dead or wounded. Could he have set the bomb? Beck won't believe it. She knows him too well... doesn't she?
To find out the what happens and there is a LOT more to this story, let me tell you!, you'll want to get a copy ASAP! Highly recommended!

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