Tourist Trapped

Fiction - Suspense
360 Pages
Reviewed on 11/04/2014
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Author Biography

A computer-geek by day, Karlie spends her evenings and weekends murdering and maiming. She inflicts torture and a myriad of miseries…on paper. Karlie believes the only good character is a tormented one.

In her youth, while growing up in Central Wisconsin, Karlie didn’t exhibit signs of protagonist abuse. Instead, friends admired the finesse with which she threw gutter balls while bowling, and how she could spin on the playground merry-go-round for hours without tossing her cookies.

Realizing the talents of her adolescence wouldn’t provide her with a viable occupation, Karlie chose a career in computers. But the writer in her wouldn’t be quiet. Finally, a few years into the new millennium, she capitulated and started writing.

In November of 2012, Karlie began work on the suspense novel TOURIST TRAPPED, which debuted in September of 2014.

When she’s not working her “day job” or hammering on her keyboard, Karlie enjoys kayaking, gardening, skiing, and joyrides in her roadster. She lives in Southeastern Wisconsin with a Westie and a Scottie-mix who allow Karlie to cohabit with them…as long as the treats cupboard remains well stocked.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Tourist Trapped by K.J. Klemme is a thriller of epic proportions. Amanda Sloane is a high-powered divorce attorney who suddenly finds herself engaged to politician Matt Baird. She is also handling the divorce of Celeste and Gordon Harding. A phone call from her father reveals that her half-sister Rebecca has gone missing in Mexico with her husband. After refusing to drop everything to look for her, Amanda changes her mind and flies to Mexico with Chad Cooper, an attorney with whom she is working on the Harding case. Between them, they crisscross the islands and old haunts of Mexico, chasing across the Yucatán to save her sister. Not everyone is who they seem to be though, and the pair encounter more than a kidnapping gone wrong. A short deadline for a million-dollar ransom speeds things up as Chad and Amanda fight to find Rebecca before it’s too late.

Tourist Trapped by K.J. Klemme is one of my favorite books of this year. I found myself hooked from the word go. Ms. Klemme has written a stunning suspense thriller here with a fantastic storyline. I found myself rooting for Amanda and Chad all the way, but couldn’t work out who was responsible and who wasn’t for the kidnapping. There are also two other stories going on in the book, both of which tie in to the main one quite nicely. Excellent book! I understand this is the first of a trilogy so I am looking forward to the next one with bated breath.