Rescuing Olivia

Rescuing Olivia

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by Julie Compton
     
 

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In RESCUING OLIVIA, a Florida man sets out on a search against time to find and save the woman he loves when she mysteriously disappears after a suspicious motorcycle accident.

When Olivia Mayfield first arrived in Florida, hoping to escape her rich, powerful father and her controlling ex-boyfriend, the attraction between her and Anders Erickson was immediate… See more details below

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In RESCUING OLIVIA, a Florida man sets out on a search against time to find and save the woman he loves when she mysteriously disappears after a suspicious motorcycle accident.

When Olivia Mayfield first arrived in Florida, hoping to escape her rich, powerful father and her controlling ex-boyfriend, the attraction between her and Anders Erickson was immediate and mutual.

To Anders, a biker who spent his life drifting and working at jobs that belied his intelligence, Olivia was a beautiful, down-to-earth woman who saw beyond his blue-collar life and appreciated his simple ways. For Olivia, the carefree Anders represented an oasis of kindness and tranquility.

But after the two are involved in a horrific motorcycle accident, Anders finds himself plunged into a terrible nightmare. The severely injured Olivia disappears from the hospital, and her father will stop at nothing to prevent Anders from discovering the truth. When he embarks on a quest to find answers, Anders uncovers not only Olivia�s traumatic past, but evidence that her very life could be in danger.

In a desperate search against time that takes him all the way from his Florida home to the quaint New England town of Olivia�s youth to the wild, haunting African savannah of her birth, Anders is tested to his limits. As he struggles to save the woman he loves, can he reconcile the demons of his own past and, in doing so, save himself as well?

At the intersection of suspense and family drama, RESCUING OLIVIA mines rocky yet compelling emotional terrain as it tells the story of two people who are forced to face � but ultimately refuse to be defined by � their painful past.

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews - staff reviewer
A "[m]odern-day fairy tale about a princely Florida lawn guy who must rescue his princess from a clutch of monsters. . .Compton burrows so deeply into [the characters'] troubled back stories and dramatizes in such psychologically compelling terms the swain�s attempt to rescue his princess. . .that the result is a pleasing hybrid of fairy tale and contemporary thriller. . .[Her] increasingly pointed questions about what exactly it would mean to rescue Olivia make the journey worthwhile."
Bookreporter.com - Dean Murphy
�The psychological hurdles that the characters go through in this book will keep readers breathless to the end. With rich writing, Compton dissolves writers� stumbling blocks like piles of salt in the rain. An intriguing read with more twists than a plate full of rotini pasta, this is a five-star story of devotion as Anders questions how far he will go to rescue Olivia.�
Florida Weekly - Phil Jason
�Ms. Compton paces the story majestically, giving just enough new information in each scene to raise new questions that pull the reader forward. A fascinating cast of characters deepens the story . . . [She] also makes each of her major settings � Florida, New England and Africa � contribute mightily to the imagistic and emotional power of the novel . . . [and] does a remarkable job of portraying a flawed yet sympathetic male hero.�
Publishers Weekly - staff. reviewer.
"Compton�s intense, entertaining second novel involves a horrifying coverup and a powerful new drug . . . [She] pulls off a super-satisfying resolution to this romantic thriller."
NPR's "Florida Book Page", WGCU 90.1 - Linda Fasulo
�Rescuing Olivia is an absorbing novel, sharp, tightly plotted and sexy, with strong, believable characters and an emotional edginess that sets it apart. If the mystery/thriller genre is your forte, this one�s an absolute page-turner.�

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148642879
Publisher:
Fresh Fork Publishing
Publication date:
01/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
178,192
File size:
1 MB

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