Publisher: Ivory Tower Press
Publication Date: 2015-12-11
Eighteen-year-old twins Charlene and Max Perigard have grown up under the wealthy but tyrannical rule of their oil-tycoon grandfather. When Max disappears and a ransom note shows up, Charlene's world is shattered. Fearing the worst, she determines to find her brother before it's too late. Her quest hurls her into a twisted, frigid world of snow and ice . . . and leads to terror in an isolated cabin. Together the twins struggle for survival while enduring fierce trials of mind, body, and spirit. Devoid of all worldly comfort and consolation, will faith and hope be enough to get them through this chilling nightmare?
Christian suspense thriller for ages 16 and up
Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller in Religious Drama in 2013
2013 CALA Award Finalist
Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval
"Suspense ratchets up page by page." -- Award-winning author Gerard D. Webster
"A fast-paced thriller." -- Popular author Sarah A. Reinhard
"As thrilling as Hitchcock..."-- CatholicTeenPerspective.blogspot.com
Two characters are held as prisoners in a basement. This is some mutilation and some torture.Profanity: None Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: None
Born in Australia but raised in the USA as a homeschooled student, Therese Heckenkamp has been writing stories since before she could spell. At age 18, she completed the first draft of her first published novel. Therese is now the author of three Christian suspense novels: Past Suspicion, Frozen Footprints, and After the Thaw. Past Suspicion and Frozen Footprints have both reached #1 Bestseller in various Amazon Kindle categories, including Religious Drama, Religious Mystery, and Inspirational Religious Fiction. A busy wife and mother of three, Therese fits in writing time whenever she can manage (and sometimes when she can't). A member of the Catholic Writers Guild, she looks forward to writing many more novels in the future. Her newest release, After the Thaw (the long-awaited sequel to Frozen Footprints), is a 2016 Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal Winner in Christian Fiction.
This book really immerses you into the story quickly and I found it to be quite the page-turner. I couldn't put it down! Finished it in 2-3 nights.
Warning: do NOT pick up this book if you have (a) life responsibilities, (b) less than 24 hours to commit to reading it continuously, and/or (c) the inability to walk away from a stirring and compelling storyline. I should have taken my own warning and saved this book for vacation... It should go without saying that I loved this book-I was on the edge of my seat and I caught myself almost praying for the characters (I modified my prayers and prayed for those who may be caught in similar situations). This is a fast-paced thriller by a Catholic author, though calling it a "Catholic book" makes it sound like faith is shoved down your throat, which it is NOT. You could let your teen read it, but make sure you treat yourself to the adventure of reading it before you do! Highly recommended from me!