A book in review.


Brief Summary:

“Cartel got me, tell mom” The siblings, drowning in their own problems, are forced to focus on the task at hand: a half-cocked rescue mission that involves a borrowed yacht, a favor from a notorious drug kingpin, and a shocking reunion none of them expected. When the family decides to sneak into Mexico, mother Cybil is forced to deal with a rival CEO whom she’s developed feelings for in secret. Her only son, Tom, is willing to risk bodily harm to save Janine while his other sisters, Carlyle and Valerie, suspect that the kidnapping is less than legitimate. The long sea voyage tests the limits of the family’s already frail bonds. Dark secrets of infertility, drugs, gambling and extreme taxidermy begin to float to the surface. But nothing compares to what they begin to learn about their missing sister. If they’re going to make it out alive, they have to recognize they’re fighting the same battles and facing life’s greatest challenges: love, loneliness, and the struggle to find a place in the world. Amidst all the chaos, the Pierce family is brought face-to-face with the ugliness of Janine’s addictions, the truth about their mother’s fortune and the most terrifying question of all: Can you really save someone who doesn’t want to be saved?


I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This story had me on the edge of my seat. It’s so well written that it plays like a movie in your mind. I couldn’t put it down. I think this 4 star book would be perfect for a book club, so you can discuss the crazy up & downs together, xo!

Author Bio:
Colleen McCarty is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and an entrepreneur. She and her husband own Tulsa restaurant Mod’s Coffee and Crepes. She’s been featured onEntrepreneur.com, and in the Wall Street Journal. This is her first novel. Though Colleen has ghostwritten books for CEOs and New York Times Bestsellers, this is her first foray into publishing her own work. Colleen lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, daughter and two large dogs. Follow her writing atcolleen-mccarty.com.

Connect with Colleen!

Twitter: @colleen_mccarty

Facebook: facebook.com/mountingthewhale

goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/colleen_mccarty

Buy the Book!

Purchase: http://amzn.com/B00GSCRUAW

Read a free sample.

Book Trailer: https://vimeo.com/83393675


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