A gang murder outside a Memphis restaurant ruins a nice lunch, but police aren’t concerned about primary witness, Nora Anderson’s safety. That is until she is stalked through the city and abducted from her boyfriend’s home. Her disappearance is investigated by a homicide detective and her wealthy father who uses his own corporate security team to avoid FBI scrutiny. Nora’s fear escalates when she sees her captors aren’t gang-bangers but highly trained mercenaries wanting information she can’t imagine having any relevance to the killing she saw.
Nora’s captor, Adam, ruthlessly orders her boyfriend killed while taking her, but enigmatically proves to be compassionate and eventually protective. Despite herself she eventually falls into an affair with the man who controls her fate and appears to be responsible for her nightmarish reality. As Adam expertly gleans information from Nora he begins to sympathize with her innocent involvement in the complicated web of criminal and political intrigues. But will that concern be enough to contradict his orders, compromise his criminal mission and save her from Adam’s vicious partner, an enthusiastically cruel man?
Deceptive Abduction is a fast-paced, 74,000 word, suspense novel with seemingly distant story lines that converge and reveal startling connections. Provocative personalities and relationships provide an interesting environment for imaginative plot shifts and compelling action.
This is a synopis not a hook. You need a reason to read this and something beyond she falls in love with her rapist. I don't read enough romance to know a lot about overused plot devices but this seems to be that. Oh wait.. this ISN"T romance?? It's Suspense? Splat. Do you mean romantic suspense?
Here's why "what to call it" can be important. If you call it suspense, I'm expecting spies and a kick ass heroine, not some idiot who falls in love.