Sunday, February 12, 2017

Review: Deliver Her by Patricia Perry Donovan

On the night of Alex Carmody’s sixteenth birthday, she and her best friend, Cass, are victims of a terrible car accident. Alex survives; Cass doesn’t. Consumed by grief, Alex starts cutting school and partying, growing increasingly detached. The future she’d planned with her friend is now meaningless to her.
Meg Carmody is heartbroken for her daughter, even as she’s desperate to get Alex’s life back on track. The Birches, a boarding school in New Hampshire, promises to do just that, yet Alex refuses to go. But when Meg finds a bag of pills hidden in the house, she makes a fateful call to a transporter whose company specializes in shuttling troubled teens to places like The Birches, under strict supervision. Meg knows Alex will feel betrayed—as will her estranged husband, who knows nothing of Meg’s plans for their daughter.
When the transport goes wrong—and Alex goes missing—Meg must face the consequences of her decision and her deception. But the hunt for Alex reveals that Meg is not the only one keeping secrets.

My Thoughts 
This book grabs you from the very beginning.  Alex was just a normal teenager and the she was involved in accident that turned her whole world upside down.  How will she ever survive this horrible nightmare?  I will be honest and I was reading from the perspective of having a daughter the same age and if this ever happened to me I would be just as confused and lost as Alex's mom Meg.   Will she be able to save her daughter?

Meg has no idea where to turn for help, they have tried everything.  Her last hope is a school in the North East, The Birches, for troubled teens.  But how will she get there?  They've tried to get her in the car for a "trip" before and that didn't go well, obviously.  But the final straw, the prescription pills Meg found in the basement, after a party, sent her overboard.  She hired a transporter that would get Alex from their home to school.

Everything seems to be going smoothly from point A to point B, but they never quite make it to Point B.  Are they alive?  Dead?  What has happened to Alex?  Where is she?  Has she been kidnapped?

Pick up this book today and I guarantee you won't be able to put it down till it's over!  

Drink Selection
I have decided to pair it with a tasty glass (or 3) of Sweet Bliss - sweet red wine.  Delish!


Rating
I loved the story from the heart ache in the beginning to the suspense through to the end.  5 wine glasses all the way!