Book Giveaway – My Lost Daughter by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg

My Lost Daughter

Lily is a judge in Ventura County, CA, a crusader to help those who can’t help themselves.  A sensational murder trial of a woman who tortured and killed her beautiful two-year old son makes her hungry to see justice done – until her own child throws her for a loop. Her daughter, Shana, months away from graduating from Stanford Law School, is on the verge of dropping out. 

Lily rushes north to check on Shana, and sees her apartment in disarray and her appearance disheveled.  When Lily asks her daughter basic questions like, “what happened to the money I sent to pay bills?” Shana snaps at her that everything has been paid for, and that Lily should leave her alone.
Lily fears the worst for her daughter: Drugs? Does she need help, but refuses to ask for it? Lily immediately checks Shana into a treatment facility – and that’s where the worst of her fears are realized.
Back home and grappling with the torture case, Lily calls Shana, but can’t reach her. She tries again. Someone is stopping her calls, but who?
After days of increasingly urgent calls, Lily learns the shocking truth: her daughter is being physically abused at the facility, given mind-deadening drugs, and being locked in a padded cell for hours without food or water. 
Lily will have to summon all her intelligence and street smarts to find a way to free Shana. But she will have to work fast — a sociopath who has become obsessed with Shana is hiding at the facility.  
Fraught with nail-biting suspense and tragically flawed characters, MY LOST DAUGHTER will entertain and delight fans of crisply told thrillers and edge-of-your-seat mysteries.
My Review:

Incidentally Judge Forrester is a recurring character is Rosenberg’s books, but rest assured even if you haven’t read any of the previous novels, it won’t have any bearing on your understanding the plot or characters in My Lost Daughter.  I personally have not read any of the other books, and had no problem following along.
Because the book synopsis, leaves out  an entire parallel plotline, at first there are two entirely different ‘stories’ happening in the book at once.  You understand just by the fact that they share the same binding, that they are relational to each other someway, but not how until much later in the book.
This book reads like a TV movie special, so much so that while you’re reading you may (as I did), be talking to the characters.  “Shana, what are you dumb?  Don’t do that….” and so forth…LOL…so you can see Rosenberg’s writing gets you involved deeply in the story.

The book does have graphic language and mature themes just as forewarning.

I have 2 copies of My Lost Daughter to giveaway.  Just fill out the form below.  You can enter daily.

To try something new, I’m going to include the choice of adding your shipping information to a form below.  No one will have access to it but myself, and it will only be used if you are the winner.  This will preclude anyone that fills it out from having to respond to the winning e-mail.  It’s amazing how many people enter a giveaway, and never respond to the winning e-mail.  Whether that’s because they don’t check their e-mail frequently or because it ends up in their spam box.  Either way they miss out on a win, and it becomes more work for me to choose another winner, send out more e-mails, and get the sponsors the winner information in a timely matter.

Open to US residents ages 18+, ends September 27, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  E-mail must be submitted when entering.  By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my**Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.

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