Review ~ Black Rose by Kris Thompson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow, I’m almost speechless. Kris Thompson wrote a raw, emotional, and (at times) extremely difficult to read tale about a psychopathic kidnapper and rapist. I swear I my eyes teared up starting in the prologue and then I cried for the second half of the book.
Lee, she was a kick ass heroine. Strong beyond belief and amazingly written. Her boyfriend, Richard, was loyal and strong. I’m blown away at how well all of the characters were written and even the smallest character had a lot of meaning.
The journey was tough to read, but extremely important to the story. The survival and strength of victims of kidnapping and rape is different for everyone, and here we got to see a few different point of views. It was real and raw, but so well written. I don’t usually willingly read this genre, I almost have to be forced into it. And when the writing is as well done as this, I always find myself so glad I allowed myself out of my comfort zone.
Black Rose is no exception. It was an incredibly written messed up (in a good way) journey with a heroine you’ll cheer for, cry for, and comfort by hugging her so tight. You’ll want to thank her whole family for loving her so much, and cherish her boyfriend for being strong, patient, and determined.
So many times I wanted to jump through my screen and kick the kidnapper’s butt. The story was just so real and the characters felt real, which made the experience so real.
This is one book you won’t want to pass up.
Lillian Locke had the perfect life in Boulder, Colorado. She had the boyfriend of her dreams, a wonderful family, awesome friends, and a spot on the track team at a great college. There wasn’t anything life could throw at her that she couldn’t get through . . . until he found her.
Lillian never could have imagined being abducted and chained up in the dark. Worse yet, being just one of many girls kidnapped and held captive by a madman. All she can do now is hope that she survives the brutality of their captor long enough to find a way to free herself and her new captive friends.
When Richard Haines’ girlfriend goes missing, he makes it his personal mission to find the woman he loves and bring her home to the safety of their loved ones. Seeking the help of friends and family, Richard abandons everything except for his pursuit of Lillian. But when someone else close to Richard goes missing, and the bodies of the abducted girls start showing up in the hills outside Boulder, the only thing he can do is hope that he finds her before it is too late.