Freedom Oliver has plenty of secrets. She lives in a small Oregon town and keeps mostly to herself. Her few friends and neighbors know she works at the local biker bar; they know she gets arrested for public drunkenness almost every night; they know she’s brash, funny, and fearless.
What they don’t know is that Freedom Oliver is a fake name. They don’t know that she was arrested for killing her husband, a cop, twenty years ago. They don’t know she put her two kids up for adoption. They don’t know that she’s now in witness protection, regretting ever making a deal with the Feds, and missing her children with a heartache so strong it makes her ill.
Then, she learns that her daughter has gone missing, possibly kidnapped. Determined to find out what happened, Freedom slips free of her handlers, gets on a motorcycle, and heads for Kentucky, where her daughter was raised. As she ventures out on her own, no longer protected by the government, her troubled past comes roaring back at her: her husband’s vengeful, sadistic family; her brief, terrifying stint in prison; and the family she chose to adopt her kids who are keeping dangerous secrets.
Written with a ferocious wit and a breakneck pace, Freedom’s Child is a thrilling, emotional portrait of a woman who risks everything to make amends for a past that haunts her still.
Claire's Review 5 of 5 StarsThis book truely has me lost for words and its taken me a few days to figure out how to review once I had finished it, and I'm still not sure I know the right words to say.
I started this book with no pre-conceptions about it, I didnt know the author and all I knew was what I had read on the book cover. A couple of chapters in, I found myself not particularly warming to Freedom, the main character and thought that I would struggle making it to the end...how wrong could I be!!
Once you know snippets of Freedoms back story, it explains why she is, how she is, and you cannot help but want to turn the page to find out more! This review is so hard to write without spoilers, but trust me, you won't be disappointed with this book! It sucks you in and you find yourself routing for Freedom to have a happy ending that she deserves. I cannot say I liked Freedom as a character but I can understand why she did what she did. At points I even had to put the book down and take a 5 minute break to digest what I had just read!
I will definately be looking into reading more from this author in the future.