A Day For A Day

A Day For A Day

by Donna Lee Comer


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Maggie Taylor, a beautiful wife and mother, took her daughter Sarah to a local park. She had only walked away for a few minutes, but when she returned her daughter was gone.
Days later, after appearing on local TV begging for the release of her only child, Maggie discovered a crucial clue about the abductor. Shortly after, a man came to Maggie's home, drugged her, and took her captive, locking her in an abandoned shed.
Meanwhile, Officer Garret, who felt he was hot on the trail of the murderer responsible for little Candy Burns not a week before was now faced with the thought of not only having a serial child molester but could this man have kidnapped the much older Maggie Taylor? This was not the typical serial murderer he studied about. Once evidence is discovered linking the kidnapping of three teenage girls to this case the officer is left no choice but to consider he is dealing with one of the most dangerous men to have ever terrorized a small rural town such as his.
Maggie, locked away, is faced with the same twisted questions, feeling helpless and losing herself to the darkness alone in her rickety cell. Once, Walter, the man who took her reveals himself, Maggie realizes this is not the man who took her daughter.
Through a web of twisted truths in a chilling tale, find the answers to all the questions. Will Maggie be able to stay alive and find her daughter? Can Officer Garret decipher the clues to lead him to the right man responsible? Is Sarah still alive? Can good triumph over such a horrid evil on so many different leads?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450549707
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2010
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

I am a first time author. I have been married to my wonderful husband for forty years. We live in a small town in rural Pennsylvania.
We have four children, two girls and two boys. And we love and spoil our six grand children.
I loved to read as a young girl, and now I love to write. My inspiration came from my oldest sister, Gloria. She died 5 years ago from ovarian cancer. I felt as though she was telling me that time is short, so I thought since I have always wanted to see if I could write a book, I would give it a try.
I had the title and an idea, A Day for A Day, and the book flowed easily.
My husband and I lost our 13 month old son, Tommy, 33 years ago, and I lost my father about eight months ago. I learned that you miss the ones that are gone, and you must cherish the ones that are still with you.
We attend a small church every Sunday. My belief in God has been a priority in my life. We taught our children and our grand children to honor God's word.
I dedicate this book to my husband and my sister, Gloria. Without my family, my values, and my faith, I would be nothing.

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Day For A Day 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JimC1946 More than 1 year ago
For her first novel, Donna Lee Comer has written a ripsnorter of a taut, suspenseful novel that had me on the edge of my seat most of the time. The story is about Maggie and Jim Taylor and their young daughter Sarah who live in a quiet Pennsylvania town. Their lives are perfectly normal until Sarah is kidnapped, the third kidnapping of young girls in the area over a few weeks. Maggie and Jim's faith is tested, and their marriage is shaken in trying to weather the storm created by Sarah's kidnapping. When Sarah's body is found a couple of weeks later, Maggie and Jim are devastated. Incredibly, just as Maggie has a startling revelation about the kidnapping, she herself is kidnapped by a psychotic man who makes Norman Bates look like a choirboy. Imprisoned in a small shed, Maggie learns that she is the fourth woman to be taken by Walter Mills, a ne'er do well who wants a woman to love him. Determined to live, Maggie tries to play along, hoping that an opportunity to escape presents itself. The police battle with the answer to the question: is there one kidnapper or are there two of them? The younger pre-teen girls were killed almost immediately, and their bodies were found. Maggie and the other young women, on the other hand, just disappeared without a trace, and no bodies had been found. And only Maggie knows the answer. "A Day For a Day" rachets up the tension and builds to a gut-wrenching climax, one that left me breathless. Ms. Comer knows how to write a suspenseful thriller. She expertly threaded the narrative so that the mysteries were gradually revealed, with the suspense steadily building. One element of "A Day For a Day" involved the experiences and emotions of families who have lost children to child molesters. I don't know how the author is so familiar with the process that families go through, but it sounded very believable. I should add that even though young girls are abducted and abused and killed in the novel, there are no explicit scenes. For a new novelist, Ms. Comer's writing style is very smooth, and if not quite at the level of big name authors, it's close. One minor comment about dialog between characters: the lack of contractions made some of the dialog seem a bit stilted or overformal. Overall, a fine first novel by Ms. Comer that I recommend to anyone.
bobcom More than 1 year ago
Donna Lee Comer has written a fast paced, suspense filled, reality fiction thriller! Donna is my wife and this is her first attempt at writing! When she told me she had begun a mystery novel back in 2007, I said, "Sure, and I'm going to take over for Evel Knievel and jump the Grand Canyon!" I didn't say that but it is what I was thinking. Donna has certainly quelled my skepticism and truthfully, after reading her first three chapters, I could not wait for her to complete "A Day For A Day" The way she has introduced each character and then stream lined a twist of events that keeps the pages turning, is nothing short of mesmerizing! If you like emotion, drama, excitement with a dash of romantic sentiment at the end, I think just one box of kleenex will get you through it! Five Stars, Donna! .... Great job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best story lines. Reality fiction? YES!
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