Genre- YA Contemporary Romance
During her abduction and assault, Audrey begins to hear a voice. She hopes she’s not going crazy, because after what she’s experienced, that’s the most logical explanation. However, as she begins to listen to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be telepathically trying to help her.
Unfortunately, rescue isn’t all she needs. In order to leave behind the constant reminders, she flees to her Aunt Kate’s house in San Diego, and assumes a new identity. It works until the eighteen-year-old twin boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls she’s worked so hard to build.
Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn’t know if normalcy will ever find her again. But one thing is certain: When a familiar danger resurfaces, it’s the same voice that she turns to — a voice that is not only real, but a lot closer than she realizes.
Gripping and tastefully told, The Voice is a story of healing, trust, and courage.
Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she married her high school sweetheart, worked as a legal assistant, and taught high school English. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.
My heart cried out for the pain that Audrey feels. The horror of what she had to endure was awful. The emotional security that every child should feel was torn from her, compounded by the fact that she knew something was wrong but no one in her family believed her. Saved by the voice she hears during her ordeal, she falls apart when it leaves her and it seems like just another betrayal to her.
The Voice had me caught up in it from page one. An enthralling YA book, emotional turmoil abounds. The words flow so well I felt as if I was there with Audrey. A dark subject matter but unfortunately darkness abounds in life. I was hooked and didn’t put The Voice down until I was done.
I would definitely recommend this to those who like YA and even to those who don’t! The Voice is well written and sure to catch and keep your attention.
5 Heart’s for sure!
The Voice was a beautifully written story about painful subjects, kidnapping and sexual assault. I was very apprehensive about reading this story but I am glad I did. Audrey survives her horrific experiences to go live with her aunt, who has issues of her own to deal with. Audrey meets fraternal twin boys, who live next door to her aunt. Calab and Justin helped Audrey, in different ways, to overcome her fears and anxiety and start living again. Davis did an amazing job of taking an uncomfortable topic and turning it into a must read book. The writing was captivating and the heartbreak was intense. The characters felt real. The paranormal aspect with the voice in Audrey’s head was well done. It added a little spice to the whole story. The climax of the story happened really fast. I wish the author had taken her time and added more suspense to the ending. It was like she ran out of steam and just ended it.
I give this story 5 hearts. It is a must read and the author should definitely be on a favorites list for the future.