TITLE: Annabel Lee
AUTHOR: Mike Nappa
Fourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden. That secret's name is Annabel Lee Truckson, and even she doesn't know why her mysterious uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He's left her with a few German words, a barely-controlled guard dog, and a single command: "Don't open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me."
Above ground, a former Army sniper called The Mute and an enigmatic "Dr. Smith" know about the girl. As the race begins to find her, the tension builds. Who wants to set her free? Why does the other want to keep her captive forever? Who will reach her first?
Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill need to piece together the clues and stay alive long enough to retrieve the girl--before it's too late.
This book review was a struggle for me. Well written, fast-paced, and told in an interesting, unique manner, I’d hoped Annabel Lee would deserve the highest rating. For some readers, it probably will. But there were two things about this story that bothered me: I don’t like violence, and this is a violent tale. Also, the faith element is ambiguous at best and seems almost incidental.
Would I read another book by Mike Nappa? At this point, I’m not sure. His writing intrigues me, so it’s possible.
For those reasons, Annabel Lee earns three stars. A tense thriller, but not my cup of tea. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.