Monday, June 3, 2013
Review - The Missing - Shiloh Walker
Her psychic gift drove away the man she loved? and years later has drawn him back to her?
As a teenager, Taige Branch hated her psychic gift. No one could understand except for Cullen Morgan, the boy who stole her heart. He did his best to accept her, until his mother was brutally murdered and he couldn't forgive Taige for not preventing it.
Now a widowed father, Cullen Morgan has never forgotten Taige. But what brings her back into his life is another tragedy. His beloved little girl has been kidnapped, and Taige is his only hope of finding her. 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?
From the beginning this was a page turning, heart wrenching read. Once I started it I could not put it down. We get to meet Taige and Cullen when they are teenagers and watch them fall in love. Taige has always had problems, not only with her gift but from personal relationships, including family that come out a result of that gift.
Cullen vacations in the town Taige lives and has a bright future that includes college, a good job, and promising future. Despite being from opposite backgrounds they become friends and soon more. Until the dreadful day when Cullen's mother is killed and he becomes unable to face that Taige didn't use her gift to prevent it from happening. Which leads to a heartbreaking breakup and separation that keeps them apart for years.
Taige has grown up and is using her gift to work with the FBI to find missing children, when Cullen comes back into her life needing her help she is reluctant. When she finds out it is his daughter that is missing and she is dreaming about her. She does all she can to help him find her. At this point we discover that the connection between them has not faded with time and can it be reignited and survive this latest challenge.
When they come back together and start the race to find the little girl the story moves non stop. You not only need to keep reading to see if they get back together but to see if they figure out who kidnapped Cullen's daughter.
The author has woven an amazing story together with perfect elements of romance and suspense. The characters are complex and so well done you really feel happy, sad and all shades in between with them. If that is your type of book, pick this up one right away.