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St. Martin's, Oct 2002, 6.99, 352 pp.
ISBN: 0312979096

When she was eight years old, a kidnapper abducted Olivia Howe. With help, she managed to escape her ordeal, but pays more than just the psychological price as she goes blind. However, Olivia gained the psychic ability to “see” events through the mind's eye of another person even when she has never met nor is in line of sight of that individual.

Sixteen years later in Florida, a kidnapper snatches seven-year-old Phaedra Burns from Toyland. Olivia was in the same store and 'witnessed' the event. No one believes what she says occurred and is happening as she can “see” through a frightened Phaedra's eyes. As his partner Sam O'Reilly believes Olivia is the kidnapper, Detective Max Callahan begins to believe Olivia is telling the truth. They have less than five days until Christmas and f they fail by then, Phaedra will be dead.

This romantic suspense novel with paranormal elements is an exciting adrenaline grabbing tale that engrosses the reader from the moment Olivia reacts to Phaedra's abduction until the final scene. The female protagonist is an intrepid heroine and Phaedra acts just like a kidnapped little girl should behave as seen through Olivia's “vision”. However, what makes the story line fun to follow and different then the usual tale is that the cynical Max slowly transforms into a believer with his heart propelling him to trust in the power of his beloved. That metamorphosis evolves over stages and not abruptly, turning Tina Wainscott's novel into a book worth reading by fans of both sub-genres.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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