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Willing Hostage

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Leah Harper leaves behind the tragedy of her mother's suicide and heads west. Caught in a raging storm in sight of the Colorado Rockies, she takes refuge in a seedy motel only to be awakened by lightning and an ominous figure standing over her. A fast-paced mystery with danger, romance, and a Psycho-like setting.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 13th 1994 by Carroll & Graf (first published 1976)
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Sep 17, 2010 HerbieGrandma rated it really liked it
Very 1970's. Very exciting and Millhiser does have a humerous way with her writing. I searched hard for my copy of this book because I remembered it as a very enjoyable read. I was not disapointed in the rereading. Love that cat . . .
Jun 11, 2016 Nancy rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Another oldie but goodie. I'm going thru my bookshelves, deciding which to keep and which to pass on. This one is a keeper.
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Nov 25, 2011 Girl Inlove rated it it was amazing
I don't know why I like this book!!! my guilty secret.
Barbara Brien
I originally read this book as a young teen in the 80s. I had forgotten most of it, including the author and title. I think I had trouble reading it; even now, the author's style seemed a bit jerky. The story is still timely now, even though some parts of it are obviously illustrative of the 70s.

One thing I had forgotten about this book was the cat, which amazes me, since I am a cat person. The story of how this couple on the run interact with and care for a stray cat is appealing. The cat, Goo
Phil Syphe
Oct 27, 2016 Phil Syphe rated it liked it
Enjoyed this but not as much as expected.

“Willing Hostage” isn’t in the same league as Ms Millhiser’s “The Mirror”, though this is no supernatural novel either. This is much more believable.

The author’s depiction of her feline character is brilliant.

In short, it was worth reading, but only the once.
Mar 13, 2015 Jean rated it it was amazing
I read this book years and years ago and loved it. It's a romance and a mystery with some social commentary thrown in. I enjoyed the description of Colorado's mountain country as well. A good read.
Rita MacLean
Feb 02, 2016 Rita MacLean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Milhiser Jewel

This was a good read, intriguing and humorous. Milhiser's knack of setting characters in real locations is especially fun when you are familiar with them.
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What's The Name o...: Adventure, Read mid-80s (?) in paperback [s] 6 43 Oct 15, 2014 08:23PM  
Marlys Millhiser is an American author of fifteen mysteries and horror novels. Born in Charles City, Iowa, Millhiser originally worked as a high school teacher. She has served as a regional vice president of the Mystery Writers of America and is best known for her novel The Mirror and for the Charlie Greene Mysteries. Millhiser currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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