If Only by T.K. Chapin (review by Kristi)

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About the book:  How far will one mother go to find her child?

A full year after a painful divorce, Elizabeth’s seventeen-year-old daughter Lillian decides to visit a friend over the Fourth of July weekend but never returns home. With the help of her neighborhood friend Cole, Elizabeth tries to make sense of what really happened and hopefully bring her daughter home.

Kindle Edition, 176 pages                  Published April 11, 2017, by Kindle Press


My review:  This story started a bit slow but once it got going it really picked up the pace. I was pulled into the story and couldn’t put the book down. This was a fast and easy read for me.

I loved the changing POV throughout the story. The story is told from both the mother and daughter. The daughter’s story is told both before and after she is missing. The mother’s story is told in the “after” time period. I really liked the way each chapter began with the timeline of when it was taking place.

I thought the author did a great job in telling the story from both points of view but especially the mothers. He did a great job relaying to the reader how she felt. It was so easy to forget that it was a man that was writing the book because the emotions were so real as to what a mother would feel and think as she went searching for her daughter.

This wasn’t my first book by this author but it is my favorite. He does a great job writing in the thriller genre and he kept me guessing until the end. I would highly recommend this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are mine.


About the author:  T.K. CHAPIN writes Christian Romance books designed to inspire and tug on your heart strings. He believes that telling stories of faith, love and family help build the faith of Christians and help non-believers see how God can work in the life of believers. He gives all credit for his writing and storytelling ability to God. The majority of the novels take place in and around Spokane Washington, his hometown. Chapin makes his home in the Pacific Northwest and has the pleasure of raising his daughter with his beautiful wife Crystal.

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