Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Annabel Lee - A Coffey & Hill Novel 1 - by Mike Nappa

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About the book:

Fourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden.
The secret's name is Annabel Lee.

She doesn't know why her enigmatic uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He's left her with a few German words, a barely controlled guard dog, and a single command: "Don't open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me."

Miles away in Atlanta, private investigator Trudi Coffey is visited by a mysterious older man calling himself Dr. Smith. He's been trailing a man for a decade--a man she met through her ex-partner Samuel Hill--and the trail has led him to her office. The last thing Trudi wants to do is to contact Samuel. But it will take both of them to unravel this mystery--before it's too late.

My review:

This was a fascinating book I had a hard time putting down!  It had a very original plot that just piled on the questions and slowly answered them as the story progressed.  Why is this child underground in a bunker?  Who is Uncle Truck really?  Who is Dr. Smith and how does he relate to the girl?  I loved the different viewpoints.  Annabel was very interesting and seemed to have some amazing abilities.  It didn't seem like those were ever really explained, though.  I really liked Trudi as well as her ex.  They both seemed smart in some ways, but naive in others.  For private investigators, not to mention Hill's other line of work, they seemed like they would have thought of things that slipped past them.  There's a hint of romance and some great action!  Trudi was a Christian, but none of the other characters were.  There was a little bit about her faith, but it was more of a background element.  There were also some violent moments, but not anything too graphic.  I had a hard time with something Trudi does.  I could understand why she did it, but I'm not sure it was the right thing to do.  Overall, I really liked this book and I think both men and women would enjoy it if they like suspense or something a little different.  I'm really looking forward to the next one!

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Mike Nappa

    Mike Nappa

    Mike Nappa is an entertainment journalist at, as well as a bestselling and award-winning author with more than one million books sold worldwide. When he was a kid, the stories of Edgar Allan Poe scared him silly. Today he owns everything Poe...
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