A Kate Pomeroy Mystery (The Kate Pomeroy Gothic Mystery Series Book 3)

Fiction - Thriller - Psychological
426 Pages
Reviewed on 03/16/2020
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Author Biography

USA Today bestselling author, Linda Watkins, who resides in Sedona, Arizona, is the author of the multi-award-winning Mateguas Island Series and the critically-acclaimed, award-winning Kate Pomeroy Gothic Mystery Series (Storm Island, The Tao of the Viper, and Abducted). In addition to these novels, she has also penned the award-winning contemporary romance, Summer Girl, A Novel and three novellas (Sarah & Zoey, A Story About the Power of Unconditional Love, The Night of the Sciurus, A Western Michigan Tale of Terror, and The Witches of Storm Island: Book I, The Turning), all of which have received excellent editorial and customer reviews.
Linda is a member of the Horror Writers Association, The Authors Guild, The International Association of Crime Writers (N.A.) and The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers.
The adopter of three rescue dogs, Linda is serious about animal welfare and, all profits from The Mateguas Island Series are donated to her charitable trust, The Raison d’Etre Fund for Dogs, Dedicated to Rescue and Research which is administered through Schwab Charitable.
To find out more about Linda and her works, please visit her book website http://www.lindawatkins-author.com/, her blog, http://www.lindawatkins.biz/ where she posts book reviews and other items of interest, or her website dedicated to the Mateguas Island Series, http://www.mateguasisland.com/.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Abducted is a work of thriller and mystery fiction penned by author Linda Watkins, and it forms the third book in The Kate Pomeroy Gothic Mystery Series. The novel contains no graphic content and is therefore suitable for readers of all sensitivities. As Dr. Kate Pomeroy prepares to put the terrifying mysteries and supernatural goings-on of her past behind her, trouble lurks nearby once again. Just as Kate thinks everything – including her wedding with Jeremy – is all settled, she herself is abducted and taken away from everything she knows. With little to go on and a future that’s looking dark, it’s a matter of time to see if Kate and Jeremy can be reunited again.

Author Linda Watkins has created a truly suspenseful and psychological mystery novel, unlike anything I’ve ever read before. To find the ‘detective’ figure of the story caught up as the central victim of the kidnapping is a rare and enjoyable treat, for as capable as Kate is, she is still in real, emotive danger as the novel begins. What follows is a well-crafted plot that is penned to maintain that suspense for an impressive amount of time, with little plot points being delivered here and there: snippets of clues to keep readers guessing and hungry for more. What results is a deep, slow-burning and highly engrossing read, with plenty of surprises and plot satisfaction as you near the story’s end. Overall, Abducted is highly recommended for dark, psychological suspense fans and thriller and mystery readers alike.

Samantha Gregory

Abducted: A Kate Pomeroy Mystery (The Kate Pomeroy Gothic Mystery Series Book 3) by Linda Watkins is the story of Kate Pomeroy, a doctor who is kidnapped just before her wedding. Locked away, she faces torture at the hands of her captor. She must stay strong and try to survive long enough to be rescued. Her fiance, Jeremy, goes outside normal law enforcement channels to try to find her. It isn't hard for the police to figure out who is behind the kidnapping since she has had trouble before. Kate has dealt with Russian mobsters before and they could be behind her kidnapping.

Linda Watkins has written an interesting story in Abducted: A Kate Pomeroy Mystery. I have not read books 1 and 2, but there is enough information in this book to let the reader get an overview of what happened before. It seems Kate has a habit of getting herself into perilous situations. It is probably a good idea to read the series in order to be sure of everything that is going on. The story moved at a reasonable pace and it kept me reading. The differing viewpoints give the reader a much broader look at what is going on. It was not always an easy read, with a woman being kidnapped and held against her will, but the author did a good job of portraying it and it was not over the top. I think readers of thrillers and psychological thrillers will enjoy this book. I would recommend it.

Christian Sia

Abducted: A Kate Pomeroy Mystery is the third book in the award-winning The Kate Pomeroy Gothic Mystery Series by Linda Watkins. Dr. Kate Pomeroy is preparing for her wedding and while she is in town to fit her wedding dress, she is abducted. But that is not the scariest part of the experience. What is most disheartening is that she is taken into a very strange and violent world. All that she's toiled and dreamed for is lost. Can she survive the challenges of this world and is there any hope that her would-be husband, Jeremy, can uncover the clues and rescue her in time?

This is a mystery that begins with a powerful premise. A woman who is excited about getting married is not only torn away from her dreams but ruthlessly plucked out of her familiar world. The sense of pathos is strong and the reader wants to know by what miracle she can be rescued. And the author does a great job of weaving exciting twists into the story, getting readers intrigued and curious about what comes next in the plot. The novel is emotionally rich and I enjoyed how the author explores the conflict. Abducted: A Kate Pomeroy Mystery is a novel by a master story crafter, with prose that is crisp and descriptions that are vivid. If you enjoy stories with strong characters and ingenious plot points, then this one is for you. It is a delightful read.