Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Wherever She Goes - K.L. Armstrong

Today is release day for K.L. Armstrong's new book - Wherever She Goes. And its one you're going to want to add to your summer reading list. I devoured it in a day sitting on the back porch!

Separated mom Aubrey is in the park one day and witnesses a young boy being forced into a vehicle. It's the same little boy she met in the park last week with her daughter. Aubrey immediately calls police to report the kidnapping. But...no one has reported a missing child. Aubrey had met his mom last week too. But where is she now? Why hasn't she reported the boy's disappearance?

And here's the kicker.....no one believes Aubrey. Not the police, her husband, her employer. They all think she's making it up....attention seeking.....not coping with the separation and custody arrangements....

Oh boy, what a great premise! But it gets even better. You see, there's more to Aubrey than people in her life today realize. Armstrong doesn't let the reader know right away either. The details of her past are slowly and deliciously revealed. And you know what's going to happen don't you? Yes, Aubrey decides that if the police won't look for the boy, then she will. And the skills from her past life will help that search.

Okay, great premise. But what about the lead character? Just as great. She's tenacious, smart and likable. The reader will be firmly behind Aubrey as she searches for the boy. A secondary plot that focuses on Aubrey's personal life will also have readers hoping for the 'right' outcome. This is well done, not straying into saccharine territory.

Armstrong's writing is just so darn readable. The plot has some turns that require a few grains of salt, but this in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the book. I was engaged and entertained the entire book. (Hence the one sitting read) Wherever She Goes is one to add to your summer reading list.

Fans of Kelley Armstrong's Rockton series (one of my favourites) would enjoy this plot and lead character. See for yourself - here's an excerpt of Wherever She Goes.


Kay said...

So K.L. Armstrong is Kelley Armstrong? Wonder why the different name in Canada? I've had this one on my list and, yes, I do like the Rockton series. I notice that #5 will be published in that one next winter.

Mystica said...

New author and book for me. and yes I do like the story. Thanks for the review.

Luanne said...

Kay, I'm not sure why the name change. I love the Rockton series too and am eager for number five!

Mystica - you're welcome. I hope you enjoy it!

Icewineanne said...

This sounds like a great chilling read, perfect for the cottage. I noticed that her other books have a lot to do with the paranormal, unfortunately I’m not a big fan. But this one does grab me from the description so I’ll give it a try ;-)

Luanne said...

Icewineanne - she does write paranormal stuff - but I don't read that either. The Rockton series is not paranormal either.

Icewineanne said...

Good to know. Excited to read this one & will try the first book of the Rockton series too!
Happy Reading:-)