Christy Barritt's newest book Disillusioned officially released on Tuesday, August 9th. I had the privilege of receiving a free e-book copy of the book early to read and review.
Nikki Wright's brother Bobby was captured by ARM, a terrorist group in Colombia, several years ago. He recently escaped and contacted her to bring him back to the states and help him recover and heal from his experience. The military wants to debrief him, Bobby says he needs time and Nikki has done all she can to honor her brother's wishes (especially since she believes the government thinks Bobby is guilty of desertion and working with ARM).
Nikki hires a security company to take them from the hospital to a safe house but instead are kidnapped by unknown people. They manage to escape and Bobby calls an old friend he trusts to help them find a safe haven so Bobby can try to remember what he learned while being held hostage in Colombia. The person he calls is Kade Wheaton, the man who broke Nikki's heart eight years ago. Can Nikki put aside the past and trust Kade to keep them safe while helping Bobby uncover the information hidden in his brain? Do the news reports that Bobby is actually in cahoots with ARM and is back in the U.S> to carry out a terrorist attack have any merit? Will Nikki be able to discover the truth and who is trustworthy?
This book was so riveting! I was hooked from the beginning and struggled each night between being a responsible adult (which meant putting the book down in order to get a good night's sleep) and plowing through the book to discover the conclusion (and being useless the next day for my kids). I will not say how the struggle ended. Christy made the decision even more challenging as many chapter ended suspensefully, enticing me to begin the next immediately.
I loved that the plot paralleled a story from the news that does not have a clear cut explanation and tons of speculation. We often wonder about the true story and I enjoyed reading one interpretation of what the story could be.
I enjoyed reading this book and constantly speculating about who might be good, who might be bad, and who was trying to get to Bobby and Nikki. The twists and turns in the story kept me guessing throughout the book. I enjoyed it so much, that I'd like you to have an opportunity to read the book, become engrossed in the story and constantly try to guess the conclusion just as I did. To accomplish this goal, I am going to give away a copy of the book.
To enter for a chance to win, all you have to do is comment below and share with me a great book you've recently read that you would recommend I check out (I love books!). If, for some reason, you cannot get your comment to post, please email me (mybyrdlife at gmail dot com) with your book recommendation and I'll count it as your entry. Entries will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 18th. Winner will be selected on Friday the 19th.
***Update: Since there were only two entrants, you both will get a copy of Disillusioned! I'll be contacting you soon to send it your way!***