From New York Times Bestselling Author, Nicole Williams:
When a seventeen-year-old girl vanishes,
A community is shaken.
Parents turn desperate.
Friends hold vigils.
And the boy who loves her searches.
When a year goes by,
The community is recovering.
Parents feel hopeless.
Friends feel helpless.
And the boy who loves her continues his search.
When ten years go by,
The community has forgotten.
Parents cling to the past.
Friends move toward the future.
And the boy who loves her . . .
Brings her home.
Jade Childs spent ten years in captivity, but now that she’s back, the real battle for survival begins. The media shadows her. Flashbacks haunt her. Her old life evades her. Her so-called new life rejects her. She spent too many years in the dark to recognize the light. She spent too long repressing her feelings to remember how to express them. She spent a decade abandoning hope and cannot dare letting it back into her life. Jade’s not just defined by what happened to her—she’s collared to it.
When the twenty-seven-year-old woman is found,
A community wants to know the story,
Parents want to forget the story,
Friends want to be a part of the story,
And the man who still loves her faces the greatest challenge yet: letting her go.
***This is a full-length, standalone novel.***
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Great emotional read!!
I loved this story. Jade is such a strong character, she has to overcome so much to get her life back. Ten years is a long time to be missing from the world you knew. Torrin, her boyfriend never gave up hope but he's changed too over the past ten years. You feel their struggles to find a new normal for them as well as jade and her family. Great emotional read!!
This was my first story by Nicole, I am definitely a fan now!!
Heart Wrenchingly Beautiful
Nicole Williams I don’t even know where to start. This story is one that will make your heart break for more than one reason. It’s one that will make you think twice when you walk outside, but overall it will make your heart break into a million pieces, but slowly the pieces are picked back up then gently put back together. Thank you Nicole for writing such a heart wrenching story.
Jade Childs does what any girl in suburban America would do. She helps a lost stranger out, but little does she know that stranger takes away ten years of her life.
Torrin Costigan is the boy next door, and when his best friend/girlfriend vanishes, he does everything in his power to find her.
Collared is a story of the loss of ten years of your life, but more importantly, it’s about love that never gives up. The love that Torrin displays for Jade is pure and true. Collared is heartbreaking, but the curve ball thrown in at 23% will rock you to the core. I didn’t see that coming, but it truly shows that when you’ve given your heart to someone what level you’re really willing to go.
If you’re looking for a book that will play with your emotions, and make you think about how precious life truly is then Collared is for you. The words of Torrin will forever be with me… “Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
Wow, this was an amazing book!! Such an emotional and powerful read!! I loved it!! This was the first book that I read if this author and it will not be my last.