Saturday, June 13, 2015

Coming Back by Emma South

Coming Back 
by Emma South

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: June 8, 2015
Publisher: Emma South
ISBN-13: 9781512119824
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Paperback: 226 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 Once, Christabelle Jayne defied death. Learning to live and love again is going to be so much harder.

After being abducted and vanishing without a trace, she was presumed dead. But Christie isn’t the kind of girl that goes down without a fight. When she crawls out of the forest almost two years later, bruised and bleeding, she is confronted by a world that seems to have moved on and left her behind.

Dean Hawking returned to Warfields after a terrible tragedy on the job shook his faith in humanity. The cop’s transfer home wasn't the cure-all he hoped for until the best thing about it, the girl he loved since high school, Christie Jayne, turns up alive.

Their worlds are thrust together again for the first time in years. Though still reeling from her ordeal, in Dean she finds a fathomless love that reminds her there are still beautiful things in the world. In Christie, he sees his chance at redemption…

Then Dean uncovers some startling information about Christie’s case, revealing that she might be in imminent danger, and their second chance at love will be put to the test when the full story of her escape is revealed. Can there be any coming back from what she’s had to do?

 Coming Back by Emma South

Coming BackKidnap, torture, isolation, drugs and loneliness, for almost two years, young Christabelle was held prisoner, threatened with death, beaten and starved. Presumed dead, the town she loved was crushed, her family broken and her lover had to leave to escape the memories and the plans that would never come true. The day of her great escape brought more clarity and daring than she had known in a long time.

What would she find when she returned home? Was she fit to be around “decent” people anymore? Would she be an object of pity and gossip? Would she ever feel safe again? Physically, Christie came home, but emotionally and mentally she was trapped in a kind of limbo that was impervious to being breached.

Dean had loved Christie since high school, but she never knew. Now a member of the police force, his job is to protect her, but his quest is to reach the girl hidden deep within the pain and release her from her personal hell.

Coming Back by Emma South is a starkly beautiful tale of survival, renewal and learning to trust and live again. Too often we assume that when the media hype dies down, the victim does not get placed neatly on a shelf, all healed and happy. Emma South has taken an all-too-often seen occurrence and ripped away the veil of obscurity as she tunnels through the minds and hearts of every victim in this heinous crime. Christie may have done the time, but anyone who knew or cared for her became just as much of a victim to the twisted minds of criminals looking to trade in human flesh. Her reunion isn’t always pretty, no sparkle, no instant happy endings and Ms. South sugar coats NOTHING as she tells of the struggle to fully rise from the ashes of the unspeakable, a brilliant Phoenix, with tattered wings. Does love conquer all or is it the bravery to face the haunting memories with the strength of a helping hand that never lets go? If you breathe, you need to read this tale of what happens after one comes back. There is power in words and Emma South has a mean right cross.

I received an ARC edition of Coming Back from Emma South in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Wow... that is a beautiful review, Dii, thank you!