Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading.
My find today is Rescuing Olivia by Julie Compton:
When Olivia Mayfield arrived in Florida, hoping to escape her rich, powerful father and controlling ex-boyfriend, the attraction between her and Anders Erickson was immediate and mutual.
To Anders, a Florida biker who spent his life drifting and working at jobs that belied his intelligence, Olivia was a beautiful, down-to-earth woman who appreciated his simple ways. For Olivia, the carefree Anders represented an oasis of kindness and tranquility.
But after the two are involved in a horrific motorcycle accident, Anders finds himself plunged into a terrible nightmare. The severely injured Olivia mysteriously disappears from the hospital, and her father will stop at nothing to prevent Anders from discovering the truth. When he embarks on a quest to find answers, Anders uncovers not only Olivia's traumatic past, but evidence that her life could be in danger.
In a desperate search against time that takes him all the way from his Florida home to the quaint New England town of Olivia's youth and to the wild, haunting African savannah of her birth, Anders is tested to his limits. And as he struggles to save the woman he loves, can he reconcile his own tortured past and, in doing so, save himself as well?
At the intersection of suspense and family drama, RESCUING OLIVIA touches on the cutting edge science of memory-blocking drugs and the social and psychological issues of domestic violence. The novel is another riveting read from a talented new writer who never fails to mine the most compelling emotional terrain.
What did YOU find today????