Be Careful What You Wish for

Be Careful What You Wish for

by R. K. Avery


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Bunting Valley, North Dakota-a scenic and picturesque town where nothing dreadful ever happens-is a place where people feel safe leaving their front doors unlocked and their cars running in the driveways. So when beautiful, blue-eyed, three-year-old Maggie Taylor mysteriously vanishes, the Bunting Valley Police Department begins a kidnapping investigation that uncovers crimes spanning many years-not only in Bunting Valley, but also in surrounding states and jurisdictions.

Bea Miller is a penniless widow, living a meager existence among the town's residents with her four young, rambunctious boys. Unable to have any more biological children, she is haunted by her wishes and dreams of having a little girl of her own. Bea takes matters into her own hands and follows the chilling advice of her estranged father, "If you want something, take it."

Through the handwritten journals of Bea Miller, you will venture into the mind of an individual who believes you can make your own wishes come true-at any expense; and sadly, also at the expense of others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936587414
Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC
Publication date: 09/03/2011
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

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Be Careful What You Wish For 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
BaronBookReview More than 1 year ago
What kind of person plans to take a child? Involving her other children in abduction so she can have the daughter she always wanted? Once she has the girl, why is Bea so callous as to let the girl suffocate just so she doesn't get caught? Bea Miller is an intriguing piece of work. The first portion of the book tells the reader WHAT she has done while the last portion tells us WHY. It's so hard to imagine the life Bea had growing up. Coming from a very loving family, I can't fathom living the hell that she lived through. As hard as it is to understand, the author keeps us captivated throughout the entire book. It's one of those books you can't put down even though the subject matter is challenging. Once the journals are found and we read about Bea's past, it's hard to decide if they should "lock her up & throw away the key" and "get her some help". Should she pay for her crime or just get assistance for her mental condition? Be Careful What You Wish For is not a book where the reader can just lose themselves in a fictional world. No, the reader gets totally immersed in the actual words spinning around them. Bea almost becomes real-you go through so many emotions and you want to take sides on the outcome. I have no problem giving this book 5 stars. Ms Avery tells the story as if it were her own-lifelike descriptions and sensations. Great job, Ms Avery!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book for a new author. I definitely look forward to reading more of her books in the future. This was one of those books that I hated to put down. I would definitely recommend that you read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing!! I cannot wait for the next one to come out!! Great job - keep it up!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Be Careful What You Wish For was an intriguing read. Bea Miller was missing something in her life and felt that if she just had a daughter everything would be okay. Her plan was to kidnap a girl and have her children help her. What an insane plan! What woman in their right mind would do something like that? We learn from Bea’s journal really what kind of upbringing she had. The pieces fall into place as you continue the story. The characters were well developed and the storyline was easy to follow albeit incredibly strange. It was a fast read but I did find myself putting the book down. I would recommend mend for those wanting a quick read and something to occupy your time. Rating: 3 Reviewed by: KellyR Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Charlotte Call More than 1 year ago
Great book a must read
BookReader47 More than 1 year ago
Great book. If you like mystery, suspense, you will love this book. It took so many twists and turns, I was amazed at how well it all came together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a page turner - - one unexpected thing after another. R. K. Avery is a wonderful storyteller. Suspensive, exciting and a book you think about way after you've finished reading it.
CZim64 More than 1 year ago
This book takes you from having disgust for a crazy kidnapping lunatic to pulling on your heart strings for her.  R.K. Avery takes us  through the ups and downs of Bea Miller's life while telling the tale of the horrible life she lived, is living now and would probably continue  on with had she not been caught in a terrible act.  The subject of kidnapping children is a delicate one and hard to read about, but the author  keeps you intrigued and you need to know what is going to happen to this child, and gets even crazier!  You're in for a surprise as Bea Miller's story unfolds!  Looking forward to the next story Ms. Avery!
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