With its lush rainforests and awe-inspiring ruins, Guatemala has always played a central role in Matt Miller's life. The stunning land where he once served as a missionary is now a vital part of his importing business, and after years of anticipating a trip to the exotic country with his wife, Cathy, and teenage daughter, Melissa, it's finally happening. But what begins as a dream vacation soon spirals out of control as the Millers face every parent's worst nightmare: their daughter has disappeared without a trace.
Every second counts as Matt and Cathy throw themselves into the most urgent search of their lives—a search that becomes frantic when a ransom note arrives. As Matt traverses dense jungle and remote villages, relying on the help of an unlikely band of Good Samaritans, it is clear that Melissa's kidnapping was far from random. There is a network of greed and deceit that runs deep, and no one can be trusted. Desperate to protect his family, each step leads Matt closer to a ruthless killer. And what he discovers points to a greater deception than he could have imagined . . .
This story has potential. There were parts where I was completely drawn into the story and couldn't wait to pick it back up again, and then there were parts where the story kind of dragged on and felt...forced. I really didn't feel any connection to Cathy and Matt. Their relationship came across as very superficial to me. At times there were so many different characters being introduced that I had a hard time keeping track of who was who.
I did enjoy the part of the story where the captives and captors were trekking through the jungle. That was the part where I didn't want to put the book down.
This is the author's first book and I think she'll only get better as she goes. I would read another story from her.
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Title: The Price of Jade Author: Liz Hastings Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. Published: July 2018 ISBN: 152440523X Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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