NOW YOU SEE HER . . .
Seven years ago, Marlie Jacobson was kidnapped by a serial killer and lived to tell about it. But it was actually her mother who told the story, in a bestselling book that made Marlie famous. Today, she s known as the girl who slayed a killer. The one who got away. Now, there s just one thing Marlie wants to get away from: her past. But when her little sister disappears, her worst fears comes rushing back with a vengeance
NOW SHE S GONE.
Kenai Michelson is a world-renowned investigator. Dark, brooding, and dangerously good-looking, he s the kind of man Marlie would normally avoid at all costs. But Kenai is her only hope in finding her missing sister. Together, Kenai and Marlie follow a trail of clues that leads them toward the truth and into each other s arms. As her trust in Kenai grows, so does their fierce connection. But will their desire turn deadly as they close in on a ruthless enemy who s watching their every move?
OMG, I hate starting a review so immaturely but OMG there is no other phrase for this book. Is there anyway I could possibly have a two month vacation, on an island, alone with nothing more than Bella Jewel’s books to read over and over and over again?
She hooked me as a fan when I read my first Bella book not long ago, then I was offered the chance to review The Watcher and I am now a devoted fan who would be willing to sell my right arm, just to keep her writing, remember, I need a lot of books on my island.
Marlie Jacobson is the main character in this story and she comes to life for the reader in the first two pages. A woman who is full of fight and the will to survive, is what kept her alive when she was kidnapped by the serial killer named The Watcher. He would do horrible things to his victims, make videos of it and had Marlie watch before he went forward with his plan. She was able to kill him, though she survived with scars and pains that will hinder her from living a full life in the future. But that isn’t the only scar she will have to live with, her money hungry mother wrote a book about Marlie’s kidnapping and escape and made millions of dollars for herself, and left Marlie as the walking circus in her home town.
After moving to a secluded place, to get away from the people asking questions, wanting autographs and the such due to the book, she gets a call that her sister has gone missing. The police and friends say she just left due to her drug use, she ran off with her loser boyfriend, or she was running from the publicity that Marlie’s event had caused, but Marlie knew that this was a dangerous situation for her sister, this had to have something to do with The Watcher and she was going to find her, even if that meant facing her worst nightmare, going home.
When it was clear she couldn’t do this on her own and there was no help to be found, she hired Kenai Michelson, a famous investigator to help her locate her sister, but she was going to have to go with him on the search. The angst between those two in the beginning was heated. I wanted to smack him so many times but as time went on, he started to lower the walls and look at Marlie for who she was, not the “character” in her mom’s book.
Yup that is all you are getting from me, because this is just the minor stuff, you are in for a heck of a ride with these two as the pieces of where her sister is, slowly comes to form, as they piece it together and when someone steps up and decides her sister won’t be found, and they will be trapped.
Lord, I wish I could just gather you all together and we discuss this book for days, because the attention to details in this plot is magical. The author paints each scene as a room in a haunted house, where you can almost feel hands reaching out to grab you, the smell of fear is filling your senses and you want to look away but you can’t, because you have become invested in finding her sister and setting Marlie free. Not to mention the dream of getting Marlie and Kenai together is HOT chemistry to say the least.
Just buy this book, I know it is more expensive than the usual kindle book but it is worth every single penny. Now I am going to go see which of her next books I can dive into and escape reality for a few hours.