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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Breakaway

The BreakawayThe Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

A few years ago I connected with an old classmate and learned that she was writing novels. (WOW!) This connection lead to the opportunity to read a draft of The Breakaway.

And now, a few years later, The Breakaway is a published novel.

Naomi has it all, and at the same time has nothing. It's true that money can't buy happiness. Her wealthy parents pay very little attention to her, and her boyfriend is controlling and abusive. The one true joy she has in her life is photography, but even that leads her to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. She's kidnapped by thieves who think she witnessed their crime, and they have no intention of letting her go. The longer Naomi is with the thieves, the less she wants to leave.

It's hard to imagine that a person could truly like or even love someone who kidnapped them, but Michelle does a great job helping the reader understand Naomi's transformation. I couldn't help but somewhat like the criminals at times myself.

As several other reviewers have said, Michelle's writing is lyrical. She has a great ability to convey emotions and draw you into the story.

As far as content goes, there is some swearing, sex, and violence.

Following Michelle's writing journey the last few years has been very eye opening. I never knew how much work went into having a book published. Michelle has worked very hard, and I am so happy for her success.

*I received an eBook of The Breakaway in exchange for a review.