"exciting romantic suspense"
In Chicago Heights, Johnny Dunn dies in a boating
accident. A year later his grieving widow Amy Wainscott,
CEO of a construction company, decides to spend more time
with her five-year-old son Charles. She fires Charles'
nanny, Kathy Stead, who frightens her with her obsessive
behavior towards her son. A few weeks later, someone
abducts Charles from an amusement park.
Amy hires Denver based private detective Brad Dorchester to
find her son, who she feels his former nanny kidnapped.
However, Amy also works the field seeking anyone who looks
like Kathy. Using the name Amy Wayne in Lawrence,
Michigan, she feels she is closing in on Kathy and
consequently Charles. As she nears her target, Amy worries
whether her boy will remember her and even if he does will
he feel she abandoned him when she finally catches up with
This is an exciting romantic suspense that focuses on one
mother's worse nightmare, the abduction of a child. The
metamorphosis of Amy from CEO to hunter feels genuine
because in either position she seems like she suffers from
obsessive behavior syndrome (call me Dr. Harriet). A final
twist will surprise readers, but seems out of character, as
the groundwork of that relationship never emerged in the
plot. Still fans will travel the road until the end as
this thriller never eases off the throttle until the climax
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 24, 2003
There are some things
Only a mother can feel...
At one time, Amy Wainscoat had it all -- wealth,
control of her family's Chicago business, a
Handsome and loving husband, a child she
adored. But her husband was killed in a boating
accident a year ago. And now, most devastating
of all, five-year-old Charles has been kidnapped,
apparently by the nanny she'd recently fired.
Despite the involvement of the police and the
FBI, despite the fact that she'd hired one of the
best private investigators around, Amy's
determined to be part of the search.
There are some things
only a mother can do...
When Charles and his ex-nanny are spotted
in Michigan, Amy drives across the state,
following every conceivable lead, following
each road to its end. As she and her detective
grow close, their shared quest engenders an
intimacy that's more real than anything except
her love for Charles.
Then, one day, the search is over. And what
they find shocks Amy as nothing has ever
shocked her before.