Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Review: Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

Nine Minutes (Nine Minutes, #1)On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon is abducted from a convenience store in Fort Lauderdale by a member of one of the most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs in South Florida.
From that moment on, her life is forever changed. She gets a new name, a new identity and a new life in the midst of the gang’s base on the edge of the Florida Everglades—a frightening, rough and violent world much like the swamps themselves, where everyone has an alias and loyalty is tantamount to survival.
And at the center of it all is the gang’s leader, Grizz: massive, ruggedly handsome, terrifying and somehow, when it comes to Ginny, tender. She becomes his obsession and the one true love of his life.
So begins a tale of emotional obsession and manipulation, of a young woman ripped from everything she knows and forced to lean on the one person who provides attention, affection and care: her captor. Precocious and intelligent, but still very much a teenager, Ginny struggles to adapt to her existence, initially fighting and then coming to terms with her captivity.
Will she be rescued? Will she escape? Will she get out alive—or get out at all? Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel, filled with mystery, romance and unexpected turns, Nine Minutes takes readers into the world of one motorcycle gang and inside the heart of a young girl, whose abduction brought about its fall.

Claire's Review 5 of 5 Stars

This was a story that pulled me in and didn't let me go until the last page! In fact, it didn't let me go then either, as It continued to play on my brain for days and left me with one of the biggest book hangovers!

The opening of this book really blew me away, I wanted to know the story behind the execution, and it was so well written I just felt I could have been there watching the events unfold.

Nine Minutes is about the abduction of fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon, by a notorious biker gang, and what seems at the beginning to be a random abduction, turns out to be so much more.

I honestly cannot recommend this book enough! This review is so hard for me to write, without adding any spoilers so all I can really say is just get a copy and read it, as I guarantee you will not be able to put it down!