Tuesday, October 24, 2017
While I Was Gone by Amanda Steel
Kayla Marshall is a young woman who was kidnapped at the age of seven while playing with her twin sister in a park. Her family had given up ever seeing her again. Fourteen years later she is reunited with her real family, after she was bought up by a couple who raised her as their own. Now she has to adapt to her new life, figure out where she belongs and get to know her real family while dealing with the lies told to her for so many years by the people she believed were her parents.
I was pretty excited to read While I Was Gone when I received the review request. The synopsis sounded extremely interesting. I had so many books in line in front of this ones so it took a while before I was able to get to it.
When it was finally time to get started on it, I jumped right in! That was when I realized that the story jumps right in as well. I had poed to read about when Kayla was first reunited with her family. Instead, the story starts with her already back living with her father. That was fine, I guess I just had hopes for more.
The story had several high points and low points. I would start to enjoy it and then, for me, it would sort of go flat. And then there were times when things would happen so fast that it didn't seem natural. I don't know, the book just had too many things that made it less believable.
While I Was Gone ended on a major cliffhanger. I suppose that's how books in a series are supposed to be but I just wanted a bit more closure on some of the issues that Kayla was going through. Part of me wants to know what is going to happen next but I not sure that I want it enough to finish this series.
*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.