Anne Frank has always been of interest, and Mr. Gillham creates a heartbreaking re-telling of what she and her family endured and what her
life could have been had she survived. We follow Anne before, during, and after
the war that describes her family's confinement and the horrors they
endured at the concentration camps.
Mr. Gillham brings Anne back
to life and fictitiously lets us see how she is trying to put her life
back together as she reunites with her father who in actuality is the
only surviving family member.
The detailed writing and re-telling will hold your interest from the minute you begin reading.
This book is a tribute to all of those who suffered, survived, perished, and helped in any way possible during history's darkest hours.
Gillham did an outstanding job of researching as well as using a creative method of portraying Anne Frank's life as it may have been even though she did not survive the Holocaust.
Mr. Gillham’s marvelous writing style we are transported back in time
as we experience what Anne experienced during her captivity and as she
tries to re-enter her previous life that is always filled with the
presence and reminders of her captors and how she had to comply. ANNELIES is a beautiful, heartfelt book you will want to absorb with attention to every detail.
Anne seems as though she was and would have been a feisty young lady that the world has missed and could have learned from.5/5
This book was given to me as ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.
A phone call that her mother had cancer, a snow storm, a rest stop with strangers, and worst of all a child locked in a cage in a van.
Could it get any worse for Darby?
Who was the child, which one of the strangers in the rest stop was the kidnapper, and what can Darby do about it since there is no cell signal and no way the police could get there anyway in all that snow?
NO EXIT has us sharing a rest stop with the other stranded people trying to make time pass, but as time passes the tension and danger builds because Darby finds out who the kidnapper is and is secretly threatened to keep quiet.
As you read, you feel Darby's terror about the safety of herself and the other strangers and wish the snow would stop, cell service would be available, and some help would arrive.
If you have always thought rest stops were creepy places, you will be even more wary after reading NO EXIT.
NO EXIT has characters that unfortunately could very well be exactly as they are portrayed whether they are at a rest stop or at a resort. The kidnappers were pretty evil and had no regard for human life.
Mr.Adams keeps you turning the pages, worrying, and wondering how it all will turn out as he slowly and expertly reveals who is who and what is happening.
Talking about an intense read, we need to capitalize INTENSE.
NO EXIT has so much tension your heart will be pounding, and you won't want to stop reading.
When you think you have figured out what is going on, another surprise pops up.
If you thrive on thrillers, NO EXIT will not want to be missed. 5/5
This book was given to me by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.