Author on Author Book Review ~ Black Rose by @KThompsonBooks

Release Date: November 13 , 2014

Black-Rose-3D-Paperback-eReaderLillian Locke had the perfect life in Boulder, Colorado. She had the boyfriend of her dreams, a wonderful family, awesome friends, and a spot on the track team at a great college. There wasn’t anything life could throw at her that she couldn’t get through . . . until he found her.

Lillian never could have imagined being abducted and chained up in the dark. Worse yet, being just one of many girls kidnapped and held captive by a madman. All she can do now is hope that she survives the brutality of their captor long enough to find a way to free herself and her new captive friends.

When Richard Haines’ girlfriend goes missing, he makes it his personal mission to find the woman he loves and bring her home to the safety of their loved ones. Seeking the help of friends and family, Richard abandons everything except for his pursuit of Lillian. But when someone else close to Richard goes missing, and the bodies of the abducted girls start showing up in the hills outside Boulder, the only thing he can do is hope that he finds her before it is too late.  

The tag line for this novel really sums up the determination of Lillian Locke throughout the story.

"It's better to die on your feet than beg on your knees."

This story is the gritty depiction of the life of a kidnap victim and the people who fight to find her.

Lilly is the typical co-ed with a busy life, great friends, and a doting boyfriend. Unfortunately, she was exactly the challenge a madman thought he needed. One moment she's in her car, the next she's locked up in a darkened room with only the voices of five other victims to comfort her.

Richard is the love of Lilly's life and is determined to get her back at all costs. With the help of his friends, family, and Lilly's police officer brother, Noah, Richard begins to decipher all the elements of Lilly's disappearance. After a body is found, they have more clues, but more questions as well.

Reading about the hell these women went through as they fought against the whims of a deviant was difficult to say the least. Bone quaking chills, colossal twists, and unexpected turns left me breathless at times. The way Thompson entwined each element in this psychological thriller shows the talents of an epic storyteller. This is Thompson's debut novel and if her further work is as captivating as this, I can't wait to read it.

Thanks so much to Kris Thompson and The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House for granting me a Copy of Black Rose in exchange for an honest review.


kthompson  Kris Thompson is a veteran of the US Navy and single mother of three. When she’s not knitting scarves, chasing her children around or baking, you’ll find her enjoying a good book or writing down notes for her own upcoming stories. Writing has been a passion for Kris for many years, and seeing those stories printed on paper is a dream come true.