Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BLOG TOUR: My Lost Daughter WINNERS

  


THE WINNERS :


TORE AND SOPHIA



 
 
My Lost DaughterMy Lost Daughter by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg


My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Lily Forrester is a tough judge in Ventura County, California, who has overcome adversity and heartache to achieve a position where she can help those who can’t help themselves. The current case before her is the sensational murder trial of a woman who tortured and killed her beautiful two-year-old son. Lily is determined to see justice done but she’s thrown for a loop when she receives word that her own daughter, Shana, is on the verge of dropping out of law school. Fearing for her daughter’s mental health and pressured by the looming trial, Lily takes Shana to a supposedly prestigious treatment facility.


Which is when things go horribly awry. The institution is far less interested in treating patients than it is in bilking the insurance companies out of extravagant fees…and they are less than scrupulous about patients’ rights. Lily has to use all her intelligence and street smarts to find a way to free Shana. And time isn’t on her side, for there is a sociopath who is using the hospital to stay safe


How appropriate during BBAW I'm in the midst of my first Blog Tour. My blog is devoted to Fiction of all types and genres. I've been reading tons of Paranormal Fiction and with Halloween coming up Horror. So My lost Daughter was a nice palate cleanser for me. My lost daughter is the sequel to The Cheater, featuring Judge Lily Forrester. This book is a stand alone read.


From the opening Prologue this book draws you in, a mysterious stranger is performing a mercy killing on another man. Though the sadistic pleasure this Mystery Man takes in the death outweighs the supposed good he is doing for the victim.

The book then moves into it's main plot points. Lily is in the midst of a major trial when she receives disturbing news about her daughter Shana. Months away from graduation from college Shana is considering dropping out. She is also behaving strangely. This leads to Shana having an extended stay in a psychiatric hospital and a source of obsession by a dangerous stalker.

There were a lot of plot threads going on in this book and I wasn't initially sure how they all would be tied together. Rosenberg does a deft job of balancing the plot, shining a light on the abuses in the mental care center, and creating an action packed ending. I enjoyed Nancy's narrative style and I was intrigued by the mystery elements in the story.

This was a quick and interesting read for me and I enjoyed reading a different genre.

Thanks to the folks at Tor/Forge I have two copies of this book to give away!!

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13 comments:

debbie said...

I would love to read this book. I spent a few years working for mental health when I was in college. I agree about the stories of abuse.
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Tore said...

I am a follower. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

LightsTouchEarth said...

Wow, this sounds good and creepy.

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Sophia said...

Wow thanks for the giveaway! I am a follower :)

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Thanks for the great giveaway
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