Innes Haldane listens to her answering machine and is horrified to hear a desperate message from Isabella "Abby" Velasco. Back in 1977, when Innes was only fifteen-years-old, she resided in an adolescent psychiatric unit in Edinburgh, known only as "The Unit". The Unit dealt with the most troubled of teens. Some of the teens were there for mental problems, others for violence. It was a dark time and place that Innes had forced herself to forget.
Innes never returned Abby's call and later learns that Abby died, apparently a suicide. Then others Innes knew from The Unit turns up dead or worse. Innes feels compelled to look into Abby's death and see if something more sinister is going on ... and if she could be next on someone's hit list.
***** Sue Walker pens a dark and twisted psychological thriller that will keep you reading as quickly as you possibly can. I stayed up very late, promising myself that I would only read a few more pages, only to glance up at the clock to see another hour has past. Very intense! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
on July 6, 2004
The first book of this series was my first Kingsbury book, I certainly won't stop with this series. I read this book on a road trip back home from visiting family, not a good idea since I didn't have any tissue on hand. Like many of her books you really should read it with a box of tissue at your side. I know it would have been difficult for me to read at home with two small children because it would have been very hard to put down
I really enjoyed the way that this book wrapped everything up while still leaving the door slightly open for her next two series'.
A definite must read in my book! But please start with the first book in the series!!
on October 18, 2006
I just learned about Karen Kingbury books through my family members, who all read them, so i started out reading the Redemption Series, and i just got to say they are awsome books, loved them all!!I loved reading about the Baxter family, when reading the books you almost feel like you know them.The last book Reunion was the hardest to read, i couldn't stop crying.Although it made me happy that God answered Elizebeth's prayers in the end.I'am a true Karen Kingsbury fan now, and have read many more of her books, and have not yet been disappointed.I would recommend this series to anyone. Norine K.