Saturday, March 31, 2012
Review: Snow Escape by Roberta Goodman
Publisher: Write Words, Inc
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Set against the backdrop of a historic snowstorm, Snow Escape is the story of one woman’s innocent foray into the world of online dating turned deadly.
Allegra Maxwell is a 30-year old, single school teacher looking for love. Having chosen to use the Internet to meet the opposite sex, she encounters an articulate, prospective beau on the night the biggest blizzard in history is blanketing the Big Apple. Their pleasant conversation soon turns sinister when she discovers that "Charles" has been stalking her for weeks and claims he lives in her building. With threats of destroying her little by little are made, Allegra must stay one step ahead of the mind games. Turning to neighbors for help, tragic consequences ensue.
When her sanity is questioned, because the online evidence her stalker exists disappears, Allegra must prove he does exist and she isn’t losing her mind. When a power outage thrusts her into darkness, will she be able to overcome the helplessness she feels? Placed in a situation that’s spiraling totally out of her control, while trapped in her apartment building with no escape, will she survive until the authorities can reach her?
Snow Escape starts off introducing us to Allegra Maxwell, a single school teacher who turns to an online dating site in hopes of meeting Mr. Right. In the beginning of the book I found myself drifting back and forth because I wished the author wrote it in the Allegra's P.O.V, instead of writing it in the third person omnipotent...it felt kind of boring...I wanted to experience what Allegra was feeling, instead of being told how she felt.
BUT as I read on, I found myself wrapped in the story and wanting to know more.
This story is a real page turner once you get caught in it... I won't spoil the ending, but I will say its a MUST read, especially for those who love a good mystery based on a real possibility.
Where to buy Snow Escape
Barnes & Noble ~ Amazon ~ WriteWords ~ FictionWise