What’s it about?
Kara Knight can’t wait to leave her hometown for the promise of nursing school and a fresh start on her future–leaving behind an over protective mother, a broken heart and painful memories. However, twenty-five miles away, the brother she doesn’t know is determined to be reunited with the sister he cannot forget.
Kara is abducted and thrown into her obsessive captor’s delusional world. As the past she thought she knew unravels around her, Kara struggles to make sense of the memories that come creeping back, threatening her sanity and her safety. Meanwhile, Kara’s mother races against time to save the daughter she fears she will lose when a long-held secret is revealed. The hours tick away as Roland plays out his plan–to take Kara with him into death at the exact moment of their birth, never to be separated again.
TRACES OF KARA is an action packed, pulse pounding psychological thriller/suspense novel that features a determined killer who slowly loses his grip on reality as his carefully detailed plan starts to fall apart and a heroine determined to move forward with her life who now must reconcile everything she believed to be true about her family with the reality of their tragic past.
Traces of Kara is the first book I’ve read by Melissa’s Foster, as ever I’m always a bit dubious of author’s I’ve not read before but wow…from the first chapter this really drew me in and I was totally gripped. The plot is fast paced and just doesn’t stop for breath. I found myself skimming down the page to find out what happens next as I couldn’t quite read it quick enough but then had to go back and read it properly.
The plot is dark, disturbing and quite violent. As you read, you’re like “who’s gonna be next?”. The family history is full of twists and turns and the truth surrounding Kara’s childhood is revealed in such horrendous circumstances. Even after all the reprehensible things he does, there are times when you just can’t help but feel a little sorry for Roland even though you know you shouldn’t.
This book reminded me of the debut novel by Chevy Stevens called Still Missing – if you’ve read and enjoyed that you’ll like this too.
Great book that would make a really chilling creepy movie! Read if you’re a fan of Foster or enjoy psychological thrillers /suspense!
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About the author Melissa Foster
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Traces of Kara is available from Amazon Traces of Kara (A Thriller)