Starting over in a new town, Brandy Barrett hopes to help her father heal from a double tragedy in their shared past. Her sister, Torey disappeared mysteriously—then Brandy lost her tortured mother, too. When a devious and heartless couple moves into town, living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan turns out to be anything but peaceful. The pair have plans for the little giStarting over in a new town, Brandy Barrett hopes to help her father heal from a double tragedy in their shared past. Her sister, Torey disappeared mysteriously—then Brandy lost her tortured mother, too. When a devious and heartless couple moves into town, living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan turns out to be anything but peaceful. The pair have plans for the little girls in Iron Cove. Plans that include cakes, balloons, and birthday gifts—and a type of terror daddy's little girls never imagined. How does a houseful of five-year-old girls suddenly disappear? Can anyone hear their cries after they blow out the candles and say goodbye? Will Brandy uncover the truth before the missing girls become lost in a world of human sex trafficking?...
|Title||:||Blow out the Candles and Say goodbye|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
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Blow out the Candles and Say goodbye Reviews
This was an ok book. I picked it because it takes place in Michigan, where I live. The topic of the story is an important one...human trafficking. I didn't feel the storyline rang true, but maybe that is because I don't want harm to come to children. There were so many characters to keep track of which was confusing, but I can see why she put so many in because you don't always know which characters the bad guys have become. The characters were well developed. I read it in one day because I had to find out what happened.
Glaz's novel is filled with a suspenseful plot that will keep readers guessing as to the culprit's identity until the very end. Many twists and surprises are present throughout, propelling interest and intrigue. One issue is that there is such a large cast of characters with point-of-view changes nearly every paragraph and it is quite difficult to keep them straight without making a chart of who's who. Even then, its' not clear until partway through that some of the characters are hiding their identity and it's a guessing game as to which of them are the villains. There's no spiritual content, but the book is clean and would be appropriate for any suspense reader.SUMMARY: After graduating from college, Brandy Barrett and her father move to a small town in Michigan to start over. Their lives have never been the same since Brandy's younger sister was kidnapped after attending a birthday party and her mother committed suicide. Yet evil lurks around the corner, because unknown to all of the parties involved, the kidnappers are in the same town scoping out their next set of victims. Who are the people taking the children and why are they doing it? Can their identities be uncovered before more children go missing?
I typically don’t read mystery, suspense, or thrillers, because the stress they incite and the potential nightmares that follow. But the topic, human trafficking intrigued me. Human trafficking, something most of us would rather not think about, is a reality that needs to be addressed and eradicated.Most parents of little girls are well acquainted with sleepovers, making the story very relatable. A tale of little girls being kidnapped from sleepovers will strike terror in moms and dads after reading this.I promised myself I would read the story strategically and put the book down by three o’clock giving me plenty of time for my mind to gravitate to less scary topics. Well, five o’clock, eight o’clock, ten o’clock came and I was still reading it. Yes, it’s the kind of book that makes readers forget their other responsibilities.There are some really creepy characters in this. At times, I had trouble keeping them all straight; but the story was crafted brilliantly, and the short chapters helped. There were more plot twists in Blow Out the Candles and Say Goodbye than a bowl of spaghetti.
Blow Out the Candles and Say Goodbye by Linda Glaz is a fast-paced thriller that kept me turning pages as little girls invited to birthday party sleepovers would disappear. One young woman, Brandy, whose sister was one such girl ten years ago, refused to give up trying to find out what happened to her sister.Brandy moves to a new location and starts a new job. Then a little girl's birthday party sleepover sets Brandy's heart pounding as memories flood her mind. Then Brandy is contacted by a woman who may have information about Brandy's sister, but Brandy never gets to talk to that woman.As tension mounts, many characters are introduced at a fairly quick pace making it a bit difficult to keep track of who's who. However, the main characters are clear and following them to find Brandy's sister is a must.Linda Glaz knows how to spin a suspenseful yarn, and she even threw in a very unexpected twist that I never saw coming. I really enjoyed this story and highly recommend it to anyone who likes a good thriller and doesn't mind losing some sleep to get to the end.
Human trafficking Thriller.This scary story gives a very plausible example of how little girls can be sold. Nice suspense mingled with great scene setting makes the story move along well. I'll be checking out more books by Linda Glaz.
Chilling in the extreme.