Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Paralyzed by Alana Terry

This is the second book in a series. The first one had plenty of action and movement. This one concentrates on the character's struggles with memories and a post traumatic stress disorder.

In the previous novel, Kennedy had been kidnapped and held hostage. In this novel, she faces an uncertain future. The kidnapper was in custody but an accomplice is still at large. Kennedy struggles with fear, endangering her success at her college studies. Then she finds herself in physical danger too.

I found parts of this book a little disconcerting. In the midst of a suspenseful situation, Terry would give readers a lengthy section of Kennedy's thoughts. I really felt the flow of the action bogged down at these points. I would have preferred a mere paragraph of thoughts during suspenseful situations with more thinking at other times.

I would suggest that the first in the series be read before this one. Much of Kennedy's thinking dwells on what happened in the first novel. Without that background, this novel will not be as meaningful. I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a novel concentrating on the psychological struggles of the main character.

You can read my review of the first book in the series, Unplanned, here.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Alana Terry is a pastor's wife, homeschooling mom and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers' Favorite, and more. She and her family live in rural Alaska.

Firstfruits Publishing, 256 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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