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Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. A victim of sex trafficking, she's been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can't even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she escaped her captors and is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn't bring herself to report to police for fear of reliving her captivity is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.
When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has before it's too late. When that proves to be not enough, she'll have to go after the perpetrators herself.
Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps the suspense taut and the stakes high in this fast-paced story that will have readers turning pages long into the night.
A modeling agent stalks young girls for a sex trafficking ring in this heart-pounding tale from Bradley (Justice Delayed). Carly Smith was kidnapped and sold to sex traffickers at age 17. After six miserable years, she escaped, but her parents don't believe her story. Then her sister is killed. A few years later, in the story's present, Carly's niece Lexi is kidnapped, and Carly, believing she was taken by the same person who kidnapped her, sets out to save Lexi. Her deep distrust of law enforcement makes her leery of accepting the help of her policeman ex-boyfriend, Logan Donovan, but a threat on her life forces her to work with him. The tension ratchets up with every phone call, gunshot, and memory Carly has of being trafficked. Bradley convincingly portrays the ugly realities of human slavery, the emotional and spiritual havoc it plays on victims, and the sheer terror that parents experience when a child is abducted. Characters also wrestle with their faith credibly as Bradley explores the relationship between forgiveness and healing. Though the love story falls a bit flat, secondary characters bring depth and color to this intense page-turner.