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 twin she doesn’t know exists 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 her captor 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.From International bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster comes her newest pulse-pounding thriller and Kindle Bestseller (Amazon US & UK)
Traces of Kara by Melissa Foster was a fantastic book to read. It starts of with Kara Knight a young woman who is starting afresh after her marriage ended. She works in a power plant but had dreams of going to nursing school and had just been accepted when a man she didn’t know kidnaps her and starts saying things that she doesn’t understand and calling her Marissa.
Kara just thinks he is a madman to start with and like most people would do in that situation she tries to get free to no avail.
This book had me gripped from page one and it was hard to put down. It began by introducing the main characters who were Kara and Roland. Twins who were separated at a young age. Roland has some mental issues though and had been stalking Kara for a long while, he wanted to be with his twin sister but not like normal people would like to, no, he wanted them to both die on their birthday together. I liked Kara she was a strong woman, I also felt for Roland not so much as the man he became but as he was when he was a young boy. The main story was about all of the lies that Kara had been told about her life, she didn’t know she had a twin brother, which must be so hard to be told so many years later and only because of a serious situation like Kara is in.
The book is a brilliant psychological thriller with violence and murder.
The epilogue was left on a huge cliff hanger and I do hope there is another book and not like some films that end oddly.
About Melissa Foster
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