- Krys Rayne
Review: Where the Blame Lies by Mia Sheridan
Imagine coming home after a night out dancing, your tired and exhausted, thinking about things and then someone comes in your room and kidnaps you. You're chained to the wall, the person who shows up with food every few days wears a mask so you don't know who they are BUT you have an idea who it is. Your kidnapper rapes you on a daily basis then a month into your incarceration, you realize your pregnant with their baby. You're still kidnapped after nine months and have the baby all by yourself. Both of you are malnourished and one day, your kidnapper takes the baby from you and neither one of you see each other again. You do survive your kidnapping after finding a way to escape and tell authorities your baby is missing.
Lets speed up to nine years after the kidnapping.
The authorities are investigating murders similar to when you were kidnapped. All of the women have ties to someone from your passed but your kidnapper isn't the one who did these crimes. He committed suicide when you escaped.
If it wasn't him... then who?
This book was absolutely amazing. If you like angst and suspense in your books, this is definitely for you. There is so much going on, including the romance between the detective investigating the murders and the victim of the kidnapping. If I had to give a negative, it would be the back and forth between the past and present scenes. It's like a ping-pong ball going back and forth, but it doesn't deter from the story. I highly suggest reading this story and I also have the next book, Where the Truth Lives, in my TBR list.
At nineteen-years-old, college student Josie Stratton was kidnapped by a madman and held shackled for ten months in an abandoned warehouse before she finally escaped her hellish prison.
Eight years later, when the body of a young woman is found chained in the basement of a vacant house, Cincinnati Police Detective Zach Copeland is instantly reminded of the crime committed against Josie Stratton. Zach was just a rookie on the perimeter of that case, but he’s never forgotten the traumatized woman with the haunted eyes.
As more information emerges, the crimes take on an even more sinister similarity. But Josie’s attacker died by suicide. Does the city have a copycat on its hands? A killer who picked up where the original perpetrator left off? Or are they facing something far more insidious?
Josie has spent the last eight years attempting to get her life back on track, but now there’s a very real chance she could be the unknown suspect’s next target. As Zach vows to keep her safe, and Josie finds herself responding to him in a way she hasn’t responded to any man in almost a decade, the investigation takes on an even more complex edge of danger.
As past and present collide, Josie and Zach are thrust toward a shocking and chilling truth. A revelation that threatens not only Josie’s life, but everything she’s been fighting so desperately to reclaim.
Don't take my word for it, go ahead and check it out!