Friday, July 4, 2014

Review: One Kick (Kick Lannigan #1) by Chelsea Cain

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Aug. 19 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HT55270

Book Description

From the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers: The first in a nail-biting new series featuring Kick Lannigan, a young woman whose complicated past has given her a very special skill set.

Famously kidnapped at age six, Kick captured America’s hearts when she was rescued five years later. Now, twenty-one, she finds herself unexpectedly entangled in a missing child case that will put her talents to the test.

Trained as a marksman, lock picker, escape artist and bomb maker by her abductor, Kick could not return to the life of the average young girl after her release. So, in lieu of therapy, she mastered martial arts, boxing, and knife throwing; learned how to escape from the trunk of a car, jimmy a pair of handcuffs, and walk without making a sound—all before she was thirteen.

Kick has trained herself to be safe. But then two children go missing in three weeks, and an enigmatic and wealthy former weapons dealer approaches her with a proposition. John Bishop uses his fortune and contacts to track down missing children. Not only is he convinced Kick can help recover the two children—he won’t take no for an answer.

With lives hanging in the balance, Kick is set to be the crusader she has always imagined herself. Little does she know that the answers she and Bishop seek are hidden in one of the few places she doesn’t want to navigate—the dark corners of her own mind.

A heart-stopping, entertaining thrill ride, One Kick announces the arrival of a blistering new series by a stunning talent in the thriller realm.

About the Author

Chelsea Cain is the New York Times bestselling author of the Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers Heartsick, Sweetheart, Evil at Heart, The Night Season, Kill You Twice, and Let Me Go. Her next book One Kick (August, 2014) will be the first in her Kick Lannigan thriller series. Her book Heartsick was named one of the best 100 thrillers ever written by NPR, and Heartsick and Sweetheart were named among Stephen King's Top Ten Books of the Year. Her books have been featured on HBO's True Blood and on ABC's Castle. Cain lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.

My Review

One Kick by Chelsea Cain will grab your attention immediately. And it is impossible to put down. Even though at times you want to...but be brave and keep reading.

Chelsea Cain knows how to tell a terrifyingly good story! She has moved on from the Gretchen and Archie stories with a new character, Kick Lannigan. Kick is a rescued kidnap victim who has all the mental scars you can imagine. Since her rescue she has obtained all the skills that will make it improbable that she will ever be victimized again.

When two local children go missing, Kick is contacted by the mysterious John Bishop to help find the children. Kick's years in captivity have given her unique information that can help. She knows how child abductors think...what type of  buildings and neighborhoods they choose to hide in plain sight. Can Kick help John Bishop save the two children....

One Kick is incredibly well are drawn into the story immediately and you cannot stop reading. Chelsea Cain's books are not for people who like to read cozy mysteries. They are gritty and full of tough situations.

Highly recommend One Kick by Chelsea Cain. It will be released in August.

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