This is my first book by Shiloh Walker that I’ve read and I have to say this it definitely won’t be my last one. I’ve heard many good things about Walker and I decided to give her novels a try which is how I found out about her contest that would give me a try to sample her work. I won this ARC of her upcoming release The Missing, which comes out in two days on Tuesday November 4th. I loved it so much that I finished it in 8 hours max after I started reading it and I’m sure that is one of the top records for me finishing a book that I’ve started. In order to win this contest I had to have an established blog, which means I have to have posted fairly regular before posting about this book and I also had to write up an honest review on what I thought of this novel such as if I liked reading it or not.
My honest opinion of this novel is that I absoultely loved it! I think you might have figured it out when I mentioned that I finished it very quickly after I started reading it because I just couldn’t put it down for more than 5 to 10 minutes. From the first two or three pages I knew I was hooked because I felt the characters popping out at me with such emotion that is always a good sign that I will be enjoying this novel very much. The emotional connection between the heroine Taige and the hero Cullen was very instanteous and passionate even though they were pretty young at the time that they met and didn’t really know much about what they were feeling for one another. I loved there chemistry with one another even though Taige had a gift that she felt was more of some type of curse at times and Cullen’s support of her gift was so great to read about because it showed that he really did care about Taige.
There were many emotionally sad things that happened between Taige and Cullen that had me almost in tears. I sometimes had a bit of a hard time with getting through some of the things going on with Taige when she was using her gift to help find Cullen’s missing daughter. It was very hard to follow at times and I would have to stop reading it and maybe play a game or listen to some music on my iPod Touch. I did get through it after I re-read it a couple of times in order to really get what was going on with Taige and it made the rest of the novel so much more easier to get through. Now I’m a bit sad that the novel ended to quickly for me but I loved the ending except that I wish Walker could write another book about Taige, Cullen and his daughter Jillian. This is a book that I will highly recommend to every reader out there to get as soon as it hits the stores this Tuesday, November 4th right after you vote. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
THE MISSING $ 14.00 (313 Pages)
As a teenager, Taige Branch was able to do things with her psychic gift that others couldn’t understand—except for Cullen Morgan, the boy who stole her heart. He did his best to accept her abilities, until his mother was brutally murdered—and he couldn’t forgive Taige for not preventing her death.
Now a widowed father, Cullen Morgan has never forgotten Taige. But what brings her back into his life is another tragic event. His beloved little girl has been kidnapped, and Taige is his only hope of finding her.
A LOVE THAT NEVER DIED
Working together against the clock, Cullen and Taige can’t help but wonder whether—if they find his daughter in time—it isn’t too late for the overpowering love that still burns between them…