Inescapable ~ Remembering

Fiction - Suspense
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 01/23/2018
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Author Biography

Madge H. Gressley lives in the Mid-west with her granddaughter, great-grandson and two dogs. She has been an award winning visual artist for over 30 years, but in 2013 she made a life-changing decision. She traded her paintbrushes and canvas for paper and pen but, in this case—computer and keyboard. Gressley works from home where during the daylight hours she is co-owner in a graphic design business. Evenings find her at her trusty compute writing away.
Before joining Black Opal Books, Gressley self-published several books including her YA Sophie Collins Mysteries Series, “The Red Coat” and “The Secret of Trail House Lodge.” Both are 5 Star Readers’ Favorite choices. She also wrote and illustrated two children’s picture books— “Dexter’s Wonderful Day” a Purple Dragonfly Book Awards winner, and “Totally Terrible Tommy.” Both books are 5 Star Readers’ Favorite choices.
Gressley’s most recent awards are being selected as a finalist in the Book Excellence Awards for her book “Inescapable ~ The Beginning,” Romance category, and chosen as a Distinguished Favorite in the New York City Big Book Awards for “The Secret of Trail House Lodge,” Young Adult category. Both are international competitions.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

If there is anything I love better than the movie Taken, starring Liam Neeson, it is the second book in this thrilling series: Inescapable — Remembering by Madge H Gressley. A beautiful woman, Darcey Callahan, sets out to locate her missing boyfriend, driving from Texas to Peru. But she has an accident on the way, which leaves her devoid of memory, but in the hands of a drug trafficking ring. She is in a bio dome, located five miles beneath the ocean. Brad, her boyfriend, rescues her. But can she trust Brad? How does she know that everything Brad tells her is true? And can Brad keep her safe from a more dangerous enemy?

This is a story laced with intrigue and deeply moving scenes. Madge H Gressley has a wonderful gift for character and plot, and she begins her story with a powerful premise: a woman having an accident and waking up sold, but what makes it even more complicated is that she has lost her memory, so how can she reconnect with her past and identity? The idea of a dome in the depths of the sea is appealing as well. The suspense begins from the moment readers encounter the protagonist and they begin to feel for her, wanting to find out if she can recall who she is and still accept Brad as her boyfriend. There are many plot twists that will entice readers. The narrative is awesome, done in a voice that is strong and steady. The writing is captivating and readers will fall for the characters as they relate with others and work through dramatic conflicts. Inescapable — Remembering is a gorgeous read, as suspenseful as it is entertaining.