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The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Lisa Helmick

The Girl Who EscapedThe Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a Story! I loved the characters as well as the storyline. It almost a ripped from the headlines piece. I was shocked, surprised and even laughed or smirked while reading. It is a fast paced story that easily kept my interest.

The characters in here are smart and witty. It was wonderful watching the FBI agent grow and change while the story moved along. I enjoyed her rigid by the book attitude but it was nice to see her loosen up mow and then. Angie’s ordeal..just Wow! I was pleased to see her become stronger as the story progressed. This does have a few secret guests that bring witty banter and eye rolling to the forefront. I liked that the author did not put these two to the front but rather treated them like secondary characters. They did not steal the show but helped enhance the other characters.

Overall this is an eye opener about abductions. The title says it all! I highly recommend this author and this book. It kept me on my toes and gave a look inside the minds of the victim, the police and the kidnapper.

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The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Kylean Sprosty

The Girl Who EscapedThe Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well the author dove right into this one! Angie and her friends are kidnapped, Angie fights their kidnapper, runs away, and is arrested for the murder of her three friends all in the first chapter!!! Jake, Cody, and Brenda help Angie to overcome her trauma and assist the FBI in finding the man that tried to kidnap her. You will not want to put this one down. Like seriously, you’ll keep turning the page and before you know it, you’re at the end! 5 stars!!!!

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The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Shea Gilkerson 8/13/22

The Girl Who EscapedThe Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Riveting, page turning thriller. So much evil and so much good in one book. I couldn’t put this down!

Angie and her friends were kidnapped and held captive when they were on vacation. Angie, the only survivor, is traumatized and not speaking. The police must piece together if she is a victim or a mastermind. I now will also be checking into the “Jake and Cody” series, as well.

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The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Breanne Christian

The Girl Who EscapedThe Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan
5 stars

Spring break is supposed to be full of fun times, making positive core memories, but not for Angie and her group of three friends. One night during their spring break, evil was lurking. The night ended with the three friends being dead and Angie arrested for murder. The Girl Who Escaped follows Angie’s struggle to find the person who did this to them and with the help of FBI Agent Brenda Reynolds, she just may be able to do it.
The Girl Who Escaped is full of twists, turns, and excitement. Angie’s mental trauma and feelings are relatable. Each character was thoughtfully created, and the characters and the events are realistic. There were a couple of areas that may have been discrepancies, if they were not discrepancies then a little more information could have been used to ensure that they were not confused as such, but I still could not put it down and the possible discrepancies did not take away from the greatness of the book.
Overall, I highly recommend any mystery/thriller/suspense lover to read The Girl Who Escaped. Some events may be triggers for some survivors, so just be aware when you go to read this book.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Brandy Vaughn

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

New York City is under siege, by a diabolical serial killer designated as The Bathtub Murderer, which I thought was unique. This mystery-romantic suspense gives the reader plenty of action, romance, voodoo rituals, graphic depictions of both consensual and nonconsensual sex, and murder.

This story has excellent strong female lead characters. You empathize for them when they go through heartbreak and traumatizing experiences. The storyline is sometimes emotionally intense, as it touches on the subject of murder, sexual assault and the aftermath of surviving sexual assault. Please be advised that many readers may find the story disturbing and/or triggering. The author does include a trigger warning at the beginning of the book, which is appreciated.

This is an excellent start to the series and reminds me of the In Death series by J.D. Robb without the setting in the future! I look forward to reading more in the Blood Obsession series!
Reviewed by @bilberrysweet
Brandy Vaughn, August 2022
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The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Bethany Rollins

The Girl Who EscapedThe Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a book that will hook you into the plot from the first chapter and keep your emotions on edge. Angie is faced with a series of traumas that knock her silent and scared. Brenda is sent to by the FBI to be her victim advocate and requests the assistance of Jake and his K-9 trained companion, Cody. With the help of this trio, Angie is able to break her silence and seek revenge on the man that killed her friends. I loved how the storyline unraveled and all the twists and turns kept me turning the page. While I loved the book, the ending left me wanting more closure for some of the characters.

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The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Angela Hayes

The Girl Who EscapedThe Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

5 Stars

 

The Girl Who Escaped is the latest thrilling read from Mark Nolan. This story is a bit of a spin-off from his Jake Wolfe series, but fans of Jake and Cody needn’t worry, these two fan favourites haven’t been put on the sidelines- as both return to play an important part in this new story.
You don’t have to have read the Jake Wolfe series in order to appreciate this book- but having said that, if you did happen to read the series first, then it would definitely give you an even greater appreciation of this story.
FBI Special Agent Brenda Reynolds is called in to investigate after the only survivor of a murder spree is left in a somewhat catatonic state, due to the trauma of the attack. She hasn’t spoken since the police arrived on the scene, and at present is the leading suspect in their investigation. Angie has been locked up in a psychiatric institution since her breakdown, and all efforts to communicate with her have failed. What can Brenda bring to the table to help get Angie talking again? It is crucial to the investigation to find out what happened on that dark and lonely road the night of the attack, so Brenda is willing to do whatever it takes to find out what happened, and hunt down the killer before more girls become victims. If that means bringing Jake and Cody on board, then she’s willing to work with them, even though they have a bit of a difficult past. With murder, kidnapped girls, obsession, danger, a game of cat and mouse, and plenty of twists- definitely made this an exciting read.
I can’t wait to see what Mr. Nolan does next!
Happy Reading!

Thank you, Mark Nolan!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Kerry Baker

The Girl Who EscapedThe Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have learnt to expect the unexpected from this author and his books and this one is no exception. I think this book has to be my favourite of them all so far. I was riveted by the story unfolding in front of me, and the way it was developed so perfectly. I kept changing my mind on what I thought had happened, never really able to settle on an answer leaving me open to be surprised as the story developed.
I thought the book was so well written. The characters were brilliant. I bought into them just as much as the story itself. The whole book had me gripped and I read it all in one sitting. This is another example of why I enjoy this author so much and I urge everyone to add this to their TBR piles straight away!

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The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by April McCoy

The Girl Who EscapedThe Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can tell you all about the thrill of finding a good read and the double whammy of it being a suspenseful thriller. But wow! This book took the genre to a whole new level. My heart was pounding. Palms sweaty, and gripping the kindle so tight. I was kidnapped from my world and brought into this incredibly well written Mark Nolan novel and there were ZERO regrets.

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The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Tanya Wall August 2022

The Girl Who EscapedThe Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a good and intense read! During spring break, Angie Taylor escapes an abduction. Her three roommates did not. Shock has rendered her speechless. Police think that she killed her friends and then had a mental breakdown. In comes, FBI Special Agent Brenda Reynolds. This case is bigger than just Angie and her friends, and will make your blood run cold.
I liked that the main characters brought something different to the overall story. And of course, the addition of a dog makes it even better!