Fourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden. That secret's name is Annabel Lee Truckson, and even she doesn't know why her mysterious uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He's left her with a few German words, a barely-controlled guard dog, and a single command: "Don't open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me."
Above ground, a former Army sniper called The Mute and an enigmatic "Dr. Smith" know about the girl. As the race begins to find her, the tension builds. Who wants to set her free? Why does the other want to keep her captive forever? Who will reach her first?
Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill need to piece together the clues and stay alive long enough to retrieve the girl--before it's too late.
Wow! I completely enjoyed this book. Annabel Lee is a young girl who is the center of everything. The thing is she doesn't know why she isn't supposed to open the bunker door, but her uncle was adamant about it. The two groups looking for her are in a race to see who finds her first but with two completely different reasons.
This was my first book by this author, but it definitely won't be my last. The story is fast-paced and I didn't want to put it down. At the start, I wasn't sure of much of anything. I would decide things were going to go one way, and wasn't even close. My favorite character would have to be The Mute. The others were well developed and well written. Plenty of twists, a touch of romance, some violence and faith all round into a good book.
It was a 5/5 for me and I cannot wait to read the next in this series.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.