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What drew me to this book to begin with was the stunning, eye catchy cover! After reading the plot, I was a bit skeptical about it. Not really sure if it was my kind of book... but the more I read, the harder it was to put it down. Had my kids not been in the habit of staying up as late as I, and my eyelids not kept shutting in spite of myself (due to my 4:30am wake up hours) I think I would have finished it in record time! The author captivates you with a tale that begins in a psychiatric hospital and ends on the high seas. Mental illnesses, a hospital resorting to horrible things, an abandoned boat and millions of dollars in stolen jewels for the enthusiastic treasure hunter are just a few of the topics that will keep you in suspense.
Dee, a reporter, her friend Marion and two men they just met, set out for an adventure in which none can shake the others; because they all have too much at stake - a reputation, a friend, and a dream.... Lily has so many twists and turns in this book, the pages must keep turning. Lily did a great job of including Dee's relationship with God in the story and how that affected and influenced those around her. In one sense, this story could be far-fetched, but I, personally, could easily see something like this happening in real life! I promise you will not put this down, til you solve the mystery! So go ahead and get it ... it is worth the read!
Lily also includes a bit of the tale of Nellie Bly, a real life reporter, of whom with my curiosity now peaked, I will have to look into more in depth.
What attracts you to a book? The plot? The cover? A recommendation by a friend?
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