19 September 2010

My Lost Daughter, by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg


From the book jacket:

Lily Forrester is a tough Ventura County judge who has overcome adversity and heartache to get to a place where she can help those who can't help themselves.  She's put all her passion and energy into this cause and has no regrets.  That is, until she receives word that her daughter, Shana, who is attending law school hundreds of miles away, seems to be having a nervous breakdown.

The story of My Lost Daughter is a frightening one.  Following Lily's attempts to ensure that she is a good mother, she commits her daughter Shana to a facility that appears reputable and helpful, only to find that Lily's best efforts to stay in contact with her daughter are futile as the center in which Shana is committed to is from every patient's nightmare -- doctors that issue medications that don't really serve to help, only to confuse, other facility workers who seemingly have no ethics, and patients who may or may not need to be in the hospital, all while Shana seems to spiral down in a maze of drugs that she is powerless to stop.  To top it all off, there is a sick and twisted killer somewhere in the facility, and he's definitely got his eyes on the new patient.  Both Lily and her daughter Shana have a serious past that also contends with who they are today, as they were both raped by the same man one fateful night.  They've come out of that horrific night only to be trapped in another nightmare.

I received this copy from PR by the Book, and was happy to review My Lost Daughter as it was written by an author that I hadn't experienced before.  Although this isn't the first book in this series, rest assured that it can be absorbed without needing to be familiar with the characters previously.  There are enough flashbacks that do an excellent job of securing a strong foothold to understand the reasons for the character's emotions amidst the turmoil of the events that they are trapped in.  Nancy Taylor Rosenberg crafts an effective thriller that her fans will enjoy, one in which the recurring theme of a strong female lead with a tortured past continues on.  Twists and turns abound, a bit more at times than necessary, but 
readers of Ms. Rosenberg's work will not be disappointed by this new installment in the series, and new readers will be able to jump into the fray without confusion.

And now for the GIVEAWAY!  PR by the Book was kind enough to provide 3 hardcover copies for this event!

You only need to enter your name and email address as a comment and you'll be entered to win a hardcover copy of Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's My Lost Daughter!  You don't have to be a follower of the blog (but I'd feel the love!).  I'm opening this up to readers in the US and Canada, baby! (I'm sorry to the overseas blog readers, I promise, next time!) That's right, go ahead and enter in, and I'll let www.random.org pull the winner!  Winners announced next Sunday night!

Happy Reading!

Coffee and a Book Chick


  1. michelle

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  5. This sounds like an intense book. I am a follower :)

  6. Holy cow, that sounds like a nightmare!!

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  11. I've heard so much about this book! I can't wait to read it.

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