Author: V. C. Andrews
Where I got it: From Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review
V.C. Andrews, queen of Gothic fiction for twenty-five years, explores a new genre in her women’s fiction debut—available exclusively as an eBook. A young mother struggles to keep her marriage together in the wake of her daughter’s kidnapping…and to keep hope of her return alive.
Grace is the doting mother of Mary, an angelic five-year-old who charms everyone around her. But in one tragic moment at a local shopping mall, Grace looks down to discover that Mary is no longer at her side…and can’t be found anywhere. She and her husband wait by the phone for a ransom demand that never comes. For months Grace believes that Mary is somewhere, alive and safe, waiting to come home to her—but as her family and friends give up hope, Grace’s marriage begins to crumble. Only one detective, Sam Abraham, shares her determination to find Mary…but could his motives be less than altruistic?
As Sam and Mary work together to track Mary’s disappearance, they discover clues that this was more than a random kidnapping—and that Mary may have been special to more than just her mother…
V. C. Andrews is a ghost writer! Who knew?!
It’s been a while since I’ve picked up one of her novels, and really all that I remember is the thought of a decent read with some scandal mixed in, and definitely fun easy reads.
Capturing Angels was a departure from what I remember of V. C. Andrews’ work, in a way that didn’t really work for me based on what I thought I was getting when I started the book. There were a lot of religious undertones in the part of the book that I got through, which doesn’t bother me in the general sense, but didn’t really fit within the context. Also, I had the sense through the entire first portion of the book that the narrator was trying way too hard to communicate a point that could have easily been done differently.
I may or may not come back to this one, as the synopsis still intrigues me. Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I was looking for at the time I read it, so I had to put it down.