Kennedy Stern has returned to campus after surviving an abduction, but old scars cut deep. Vivid flashbacks and terrifying dreams paralyze her, threatening to ruin her academic career and any chance she has at peace or happiness. This mental anguish, however, constitutes only a small fraction of her post-traumatic nightmare.
A partner in Kennedy’s kidnapping remains at large and will not stop until he has silenced her witness permanently. His violent resolve risks not only her life but the safety of anyone who tries to help.
Kennedy must engage in a deadly battle of the mind as she struggles to stay alive. While fighting on two fronts — one psychological and one physical — the question isn’t whether she’ll come out of the war stronger in the end.
The question is whether she’ll come out of it at all.
The newest release from inspirational suspense author, Alana Terry, who Christian Fiction has won awards from Women of Faith, Grace Awards, Readers' Favorite, and several others.
This is not the first Alana Terry novel that I have read also including the first Kennedy Stern novel and have high regards for her writing. Paralyzed is a book you will pick up and keep saying just one more chapter until you have no more pages left to turn. Whereas, in some series you do not need to start with the first novel to gather the scheme of everything this is not one of them. Indeed, you need to read Unplanned before reading this book or a great deal of the plot will be hard to understand. Regarding the prose, it flowed effortlessly, allowing the reader a smooth reading experience contrary to the story jumping around losing the reader in pandemonium. The reader additionally gets to establish a deeper understanding of the major characters that have been a part of both books.
What I enjoyed tremendously about the book is the use of PTSD in the storyline. Is Kennedy being over distraught or is someone actually after her? What was real and when is her mind just playing tricks on her? is it both? A few parts confused me. One, when Kennedy and Reuben were on the stopped subway why run away from Reuben who could protect her instead she ran into the unknown darkness. Two, It was obvious she was having a panic attack when her chemistry final was beginning when she went to get water and thought she saw a man who might be after her, why not go back into the classroom full of other people instead of running aimlessly around campus? What also brought down the book for me the suspense lacked the intensity as the first book which, happens in a lot of series. I perceive the next Kennedy Stern Suspense Christian Suspense Novel will be exultant!
Thank you, Alana Terry, for letting me give an honest review
All proceeds between now and Thanksgiving will be donated to the Fold Family Ministries, a Christian home for at-risk teens!