Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Freedom's Child by Jax Miller
Freedom Oliver is a drunk, she's trouble and it seems to follow her around no matter where she goes. Freedom has lived in a small town in Oregon for the past eighteen years, working at a bar and drinking away her troubled past. Twenty years ago, Freedom was arrested for killing her husband and spent two years in jail (where she put her newborn daughter up for adoption) before being exonerated. Now she's in witness protection and trying to stay hidden from her dead husband's psychotic family. With nothing to do but anonymously watch on Facebook as her kid grows up, she feels trapped, bored, and heartbroken.
One day she reads that her daughter is missing, possibly even kidnapped. Freedom absconds her handlers, gets on her motorcycle, and heads for Kentucky, where her daughter was raised. No longer protected by the US marshals, she is targeted and tracked by her husband's vengeful and resentful family, who are eager to make Freedom pay for his death. With nothing else left to lose, Freedom risks everything to make amends for a past that still haunts her. Will she make it or will her husbands family catch up with her???
This book is brilliant, it had me gripped from the first few pages right through to the end. I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end. It is a pretty gritty book in parts so it's definitely not for the fainthearted. This is Jax Miller's debut novel, I didn't like it, I LOVED it and it definitely didn't disappoint. Freedom's Child was a fast paced, action packed read and it was highly addictive and a MUST read for fans of Thrillers. I loved this book so much that I included it in my Top 12 Reads of 2015. I'm really looking forward to Jax Miller's new novel which will hopefully be sometime this year (no pressure Jax).
Freedom's Child is currently available on Kindle for £1.99 at the time of publication of this review and from all good bookstores.