Thursday, July 5, 2018
Price of Jade by Liz Hastings, Blog Tour & Giveaway!
With its lush rainforests and awe-inspiring ruins, Guatemala has always played a central role in Matt Miller's life. The stunning land where he once served as a missionary is now a vital part of his importing business, and after years of anticipating a trip to the exotic country with his wife, Cathy, and teenage daughter, Melissa, it's finally happening. But what begins as a dream vacation soon spirals out of control as the Millers face every parent's worst nightmare: their daughter has disappeared without a trace.
Every second counts as Matt and Cathy throw themselves into the most urgent search of their lives—a search that becomes frantic when a ransom note arrives. As Matt traverses dense jungle and remote villages, relying on the help of an unlikely band of Good Samaritans, it is clear that Melissa's kidnapping was far from random. There is a network of greed and deceit that runs deep, and no one can be trusted. Desperate to protect his family, each step leads Matt closer to a ruthless killer. And what he discovers points to a greater deception than he could have imagined . . .
So in full disclosure, when I picked this book up to start reading, I wasn't quite feeling it. But it didn't take me very long before I was completely out of my own world and transported to Guatemala. Cathy and Melissa were on a once in a lifetime trip and were missing their husband and father, Matt. While they were there the unthinkable happens and Melissa disappears. The action and suspense in the novel were so real my heart was pounding at times. I was trying to figure out who would do this to a teenage girl and why. Hastings did a great job of keeping me guessing until it neared the end where I figured it out. But by no means does that diminish the intensity and heart stopping moments of this book! There are so many elements and layers to this story which make it so fantastic. Faith, fear, prayer, redemption, loyalty and forgiveness to just name some. This book is a wonderful read that kept me engaged and I look forward to reading more from Hastings in the future!
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