The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea
Charlie Donlea wrote The Girl Who Was Taken, and woah-what-a-thriller. I listened to the audible version of this book, and I listened to it ferociously. I saw a bunch of mediocre reviews, but I don’t see it the same way they do. The Girl Who Was Taken was a fantabulous read for me!
Two girls, Megan and Nicole, go missing from a beach party right before they are due to head off to college. Two weeks later, Megan returns. Nicole does not.
A year has gone by, and Megan has a bestselling book about her harrowing experience and subsequent triumphant recovery. But Nicole is still missing.
Livia Cutty is a forensic specialist who has a “floater” land on her table. Upon examination, she determines that he did not jump, nor did he die in the water. Someone murdered the floater, some year ago.
Megan sees the “floater’s” image on the news and calls her to tell her that the “floater” was none other than the boyfriend of Livia’s little sister. Her little sister, Nicole.
Present, Present, Past
There are three divisions of this story. Megan’s present, where she is trying to remember everything that has happened. Livia’s present, where she is trying to find her sister. And the past, the weeks leading up to the abduction.
Sometimes when the author divides up books, I tend to like one section more than another, but not so in The Girl Who Was Taken. I was committed to all three divisions of this book, they were tightly woven plot and an enjoyable to read.
Admission time: I didn’t like Megan at first, I thought she was stuck up and attention seeking. She didn’t even mention Nicole in her book. But then as time went on, you realize there is more to Megan than what is on the surface.
“I know you think everyone has forgotten about Nicole, but I never have.” – Megan
Some people will love this book, and some people won’t. I was the people who did. I give five blazing stars for Charlie Donlea’s The Girl Who Was Taken.