Review: Freedom's Child by Jax Miller

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Freedom Oliver has plenty of secrets. She lives in a small Oregon town and keeps mostly to herself. Her few friends and neighbors know she works at the local biker bar; they know she gets arrested for public drunkenness almost every night; they know she’s brash, funny, and fearless. 

What they don’t know is that Freedom Oliver is a fake name. They don’t know that she was arrested for killing her husband, a cop, twenty years ago. They don’t know she put her two kids up for adoption. They don’t know that she’s now in witness protection, regretting ever making a deal with the Feds, and missing her children with a heartache so strong it makes her ill.

Then, she learns that her daughter has gone missing, possibly kidnapped. Determined to find out what happened, Freedom slips free of her handlers, gets on a motorcycle, and heads for Kentucky, where her daughter was raised. As she ventures out on her own, no longer protected by the government, her troubled past comes roaring back at her: her husband’s vengeful, sadistic family; her brief, terrifying stint in prison; and the family she chose to adopt her kids who are keeping dangerous secrets. 

Written with a ferocious wit and a breakneck pace, Freedom’s Child is a thrilling, emotional portrait of a woman who risks everything to make amends for a past that haunts her still.
My Review:
I have been trying to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to books this month. I usually stick to romantic books and the occasional dystopian books. I have never been a fan of thrillers or mysteries and stuff but I figured- why not give it a chance? The synopsis grabbed my attention from the second I read it. It seemed different and interesting. It was just like "woah, what? I need to see where this one goes".

Everyone who knows me knows that I am an absolute sucker for HEA's (happily ever afters). What can I say? I think we all love happy endings. Therefore, it kind of sucked how this book didn't really end how I wished it would but it was definitely a hell of an attention grabber. It is definitely not for people that are squeamish or easily disturbed. It is a very, very dark book and the characters go through a lot of unimaginable things that are very far from pleasant. The writing style is actually really good besides the fact that the point of views switch from first to third- something I didn't particularly like. It's hard to be on anybody's side in this book, the bad guys are terrible and the people meant to be the good guys are kind of bad guys as well. The ending was actually pretty sweet even though you see so many things and it was definitely a rough road to get there.
*Disclaimer: This book was provided to me by Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

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