Thursday, October 3, 2013

Not by Sight

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HERMAN, KATHY
NOT BY SIGHT

Her Sister Couldn’t Be Alive … Could She?
 
The little girl she spotted outside a store in Foggy Ridge had to be Riley Jo, her long-lost sister. Abby Cummings is certain. Almost. But her family has had their hopes dashed before and quickly dismisses the idea. After all, her father and sister have been missing for five years, and are presumed dead.
 
Abby refuses to ignore her intuition. She and her best friend, Jay, team up to track down the child in the face of scorn and doubt from all sides. But warnings from a mysterious stranger hint at a darker story, one that might not end well unless they leave it alone.
 
Abby and Jay know too much to turn back but too little to uncover the truth of what really happened. The only weapon they have is blind faith...is it enough?
 
My Review:
 
I give Kay M. a big shout out for introducing me to this author. She had Not by Sight on her Reader's Choice wish list and I was intrigued enough to hunt down a copy at my local Christian bookstore. I'm thrilled to say I have a new favourite suspense author. Woohoo!
 
This is a multi-faceted book riddled with tension and suspense. One of the most captivating aspects of the story is the way the author tells it mostly from two contrasting points of view -- Abby's and her mother, Kate's. It's fascinating to see how mother and daughter cope with their loss and grief in such completely opposite ways. They are often at odds and the friction between the two brings an added tension to an already taut plot. Unexpected twists and turns and one (for me) HUGE aha moment left me reeling. This is definitely a page turner.
 
Herman is a gifted storyteller and she brings the Cummings family to life in a memorable way. I'm thrilled to say this is the first in her Ozark Mountain Trilogy, so we'll get to see more of them in books to come. A must read for people who like a page-turning suspense lightly laced with a sweet romance.
 
 Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Not By Sight please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 6 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

28 comments:

  1. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  2. I don't read a lot of suspense, but this sounds interesting!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It is, Patty. There's so much more involved -- deep characterization, relationships, emotions. It's a great read. Good luck!

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  3. Love me some suspense. Include me, please, Kav! :)

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    1. LOL, you're my kind of reader Cheryl! Good luck!

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  4. please enter me I enjoy Kathy's books

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    1. You're entered, Karen, but I need a way to contact you if you win. :-) Good luck!

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  5. I love Kathy' books; have read everything she has ever written! Don't enter me; just wanted to stop by!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jackie. I'm itching to read more of Kathy Herman books. I'm a convert. I can't believe it took me this long to 'discover' her.

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  6. I really like the telling of a story with two different viewpoints. Thanks for the chance!
    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It's a great technique when done well. Good luck, Carol.

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  7. I would love to read this book. Thanks for a chance to win it.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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    1. You're welcome Diana. Good luck!

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  8. I want to find out what happens! Loved your review and I can tell this is a book I'd love.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Definitely a book to love. Good luck, rubynreba!

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  9. Please don't enter me in this drawing since I already have the book. I just wanted to say I really enjoyed it. Just when I thought I had things figured out, there'd be another twist in the story. It was hard to put down, especially near the end.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Pam. And I was the same...trying to figure out the twists and turns of the story kept me on my toes. And you're right about it being hard to put down!

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  10. What an awesome review, it certainly makes me want to read the books, especially as its the first in a series, as you poin tout. Please add me in the draw, many thanks!
    kiwielle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Great review, Kav... I need this one! Thanks for a chance to win it. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  12. WOW! This sounds so interesting. It just has to be from this review. I saw this book somewhere else at some time. I would sure love to win it for my Library after I read it and to share with my daughters. Thanks! MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. It's a great read, Maxie. Good luck!

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  13. This sounds like a great book and one that I definitely want to read. Please enter me!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo (at) aol (dot) com

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  14. Just finished reading one of her books, really like them ... wouldn't mind winning this one so count me in ... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I can't wait to get cracking on her others. Good luck, Becky!

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