November 7, 2011

Where the Road Ends by Tara Taylor Quinn

Title:  Where the Road Ends
Author:  Tara Taylor Quinn
Format:  PB
Pages:  379
Genre:  Thriller
Publisher:  Mira, 2003
ISBN-13:  978-1551667065
Series:  Stand Alone

Favorite Quote:  Charles was not in the park.  He might have wandered away.  Might be in the vicinity.  But no one seemed to think that.  They were going under the assumption that the Wainscoat heir had been abducted.

Synopsis (PBS):  The difference between love and obsession isn't easy to define, but Amy knows that sometime in the last five years her son Charles' nanny, Kathy, had crossed that line. Almost a year ago Amy's husband, Johnny, had suggested letting Kathy go, but then Johnny was killed in a boating accident, and Amy didn't want to lose another person close to Charles. Now convinced it's for the best, Amy lets Kathy go, but soon afterward, while Amy and her young son are at an amusement park, Charles disappears. Even though a police investigation clears Kathy of any involvement, Amy knows Kathy is the key to finding Charles. After hiring private investigator Brad, Amy insists on becoming involved in the search. Skillfully conveying the guilt, anger, and despair that haunt her protagonist, Quinn smoothly blends women's fiction with suspense and then adds a dash of romance to construct an emotionally intense, compelling story of the changes one mother goes through as she searches for her missing child

Review:  This was a good book.  Not a great one, but quite good.  The story was easy to read and kept me guessing.  I didn't know who had done it until the very end, although I did begin to suspect. 

A child is abducted and his mother spends all her time trying to find him herself.  It was hard to read the parts about how little Charles was being treated, but other than that it was a really easy read.

Rating:  6 / 10

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