(Finding Emma #1)
Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
- Read an installment of a series.
- Share your review/recommendation below.
- Include the title, author and series name.
"Emma's disappearance created crevices deep within their souls." ~ pg. 25
True to the title, majority of the book is about finding a missing girl named Emma. The point of view alternates between Emma's family and her life with the people who kidnapped her, Jack and Dottie. As I read each chapter, I became more conflicted. Of course Emma should be returned to her family but why am I growing fond of Papa Jack? Surely I am not siding with kidnappers, right? I knew the story must end with Emma being found, but author Steena Holmes did a really good job of playing both sides.
"Over 800,000 children are reported missing every single year." ~ pg. 22
Finding Emma has been in my TBR pile since shortly after its release in 2012. It is an easy to read novel about a tragedy that happens far too often in the real world. Finding Emma will make a good book club selection sparking dialogue amongst readers. Check back next week for my review on the sequel Emma's Secret.
Title: Finding Emma
Author: Steena Holmes
Published: April 2012
Challenge: Popsugar Own But Haven't Read Before