Saturday, September 19, 2015

REVIEW FOR - EXTREME MEASURES - BY MICHELE ASHMAN BELL


BOOK REVIEW #4 - FOR READ-A-THON

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DESCRIPTION:

Following the trauma of her estranged husband’s untimely death, Emma Lowell is happy with the life she has rebuilt for herself. She’s engaged to a wonderful man and anticipates a fresh start, free from her troubled past. Only one persistent obstacle remains: Margaret Lowell, her former mother-in-law. Margaret continues to be a demanding presence in Emma’s life, and her requests have become increasingly disconcerting. When Margaret asks Emma to accompany her on a sentimental journey to the family’s mountain cabin, the young woman reluctantly agrees. After all, her fiancé is out of town. No one will miss her. Emma could never have suspected the horror that awaits in the snow-bound cabin, for beneath Margaret Lowell’s elderly façade lies a sinister and terrifying nature—and a plot born of insanity. Alarmed by the dark plan that unfolds, Emma struggles to escape the isolated cabin in a chilling game of cat and mouse. As the danger escalates, and with little hope of rescue, Emma must engage in a battle of wills if she is to avoid becoming the final piece in Margaret’s twisted puzzle . . .

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

This book brings "bad" mother-in-law to a whole new level.  Seriously. 

When Emma's mother-in-law Margaret falls off the deep end, Emma ends up in a battle for her life.  Margaret has decided that Emma will never have happiness until she is done with her.  She drugs Emma, tortures her, and keeps her hostage.

Emma, struggles to find a way to escape Margaret, while her friends and fiance are out looking for her as well.  

I was interested enough to see what happened, but I wasn't a fan of how it was written.  It was a fast paced book, and had a lot of messed up stuff in it, that was very interesting.  I just think it lacked connection between things that happened.  I wish it would have flowed together better.

Having said that, the story itself was interesting.  The characters were done well, and it was fascinating to see how the mother in law cracks.  The whole situation is crazy.  Crazy.

I am not quite sure what else to say about it.  I enjoyed it enough to finish, it just was kind of "eh" for me.

Source:  I bought this book for myself at Deseret Book.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Michele Ashman Bell
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

I grew up in St. George, Utah, where a lot of my family still lives, but now reside with my husband and family in the Salt Lake City area. My favorite thing to do is support my kids in their many interests. Between basketball, ballet and piano lessons we squeeze a lot into a week, but I wouldn't have it any other way.