Adventure Number Four
by Arleen Alleman
And So The Adventure Continues
Published July 5th 2013 by Xlibris Corporation
As Darcy and her fiance, Mick, are preparing for their wedding, their planning and their lives are interrupted when a good friend mysteriously disappears. Soon, Darcy finds herself in Seattle immersed in the world of domestic partners, alternative reproductive technology, and social bigotry. A shocking child abduction and two murders leave authorities with few clues, as Darcy tries to help and becomes a victim her self.
Ms. Alleman uses her talent as a writer and doesn't disappoint. The book is full of suspense. When Darcy learns that Charlie, her friend has been kidnapped she just couldn't believe it. Who would be so mean and why Charlie? Her next thoughts were on Don , Charlie's partner and their adopted daughter, Penelope, 7 years old.
Darcy has a habit of "helping" without thinking of her own well being. Darcy's fiance, Mick knows all too well what happens when Darcy "helps". He's not thrilled with her idea and is worried. Darcy and Mick are planning their wedding. What's going to happen to their plans now that Charlie is missing.? Don and Charlie have recently been noted by
a religious preacher and his fanatics. They are intent on seeing that the daughter is taken away from Don and Charlie. On top of that Penelope's mother is thinking of having the adoption reversed. Does she have the legal authority to take back the daughter that has never met her mother? Darcy starts investing the kidnapping by herself, even though Mick objects. As the investigation with the police, bodies start to appear. Not live ones, dead ones. Could it be that Charlie wasn't the one they wanted to kidnap? The author has definitely woven a web of greed, desire, guilt and fanaticism. She embeds a lesson on the kind of evil people out there lurking, waiting to pounce for their own vengeance. It appears that a motive to kill has gone way beyond just one victim. Could it be a serial killer? What will happen to the wedding? Will Mick forgive Darcy for breaking her promise to him? The author wrote on a subject which to some is rather touchy, even in today's world. She did it in a very well written plot that is a good suspense, mystery story.
Pick up a copy and see what Darcy is up to.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
I received a complimentary copy of ALTERNATE CURRENTS from the author, Arleen Alleman for my unbiased review.
Arleen Alleman is a former senior analyst with the Government Accountability Office, where she wrote extensively on many topics ranging from satellite systems to endangered species. She has a science education but has also worked as a fashion model, insurance adjuster, jewelry designer, and proprietor of a home decor shop. Her interests include health and fitness, world religions, reading, and travel. Born in England and raised in New Hampshire and Nevada, she now lives in Colorado with her husband, Tim and their cat, Xena.
Books and Authors Award 2012 for Best Trilogy: Darcy Farthing adventures by Arleen Alleman (Currents Deep and Deadly, Currents of Vengeance & Current Assets )
Finalist for Best Mystery/Suspense novel in 2013 by eFestival of Words: CURRENTS OF VENGEANCE