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Amber Alert

(Amber Alert #1)

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Anna was taken...

Taken from her home to live out a sick game that a guy has been playing for the last ten years.

With no certainty that anyone is looking for her, and seemingly hours away from home, she's forced to play housewife with a man that has had twelve other 'wives'.

Each of them now dead...

With 12 rules and the obvious exits blocked, from the previous gir/>
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Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published December 2nd 2014 by Limitless Publishing
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Amber Alert (Amber Alert #1)
Author – Sara Schoen
Publication Date – December 2, 2014
Genre –Thriller
Type – Companion Series
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
I honestly enjoyed this story but did find a few inconsistencies with the book.  And there were a few things that I had a hard time grasping within the story line.

I think the major thing I had a hard time wrapping my mind around was how Anna was taken in front of people without anything happening.  I know in today’s society that seeStars
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Anna was taken...

Taken from her home to live out a sick game that a guy has been playing for the last ten years.

With no certainty that anyone is looking for her, and seemingly hours away from home, she's forced to play housewife with a man that has had twelve other 'wives'.

Each of them now dead...

With 12 rules and the obvious exits blocked, from the previous girls attempts to flee. Is Anna's only way out to play along and become a 'loving wife'? Or will she die during the chase?

Would anyone even know what happened to her?

Or would she b'wives'.
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Paula  Phillips
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it

Twelve females over the years have been kidnapped and never seen again, and they have been listed as missing persons. What started as a day out to meet her boyfriend at the park ended up a nightmare for Anna as her boyfriend was killed and she found herself abducted. She had always been careful and never thought she would be the one ever to get taken. Steve has been kidnapping females for years to make them the perfect wife and mother for him and his son who is now about Anna's age. To survive,
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Tiffany
Feb 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Great suspenseful plot idea but kinda immature

I liked the plot, the speed at which the story moved and the suspense kept me reading late into the night. That said, I felt the scenes were sometimes not believable, and at most times I could pick up on the author's lack of life experience. ?? Is the author young? She should do more research on police procedures or victims of the events in real life to improve plausibility. The emotions didn't always feel appropriate.
Dirty Dayna
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
this is a great story written about the most horrific of things that could happen . I initially thought the writing was a bit inmature while learning the authors age its actually more impressive how well it did end up being written. it kinda just got wrapped up in the end a bit too easy for me
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Dec 26, 2014 added it
AMBER ALERT is the story of Anna who was taken from a park by a man who is trying to shape girls into the image of his first wife. Anna’s forced to play house with a man who has had twelve other ‘wives’, not including his first. There are rules she must obey, based on the man’s experience with the other girls, or else she will be punished. Will Anna survive or will she end up just another picture on the man’s wall of his failed wives?

AMBER ALERT is a dark and terrifying novel of susp
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Taylor Henderson
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is very intriguing and will spark your interest from the very start! The book is a page turner with a unique plot. Written for readers 14 and older in my opinion. Very enjoyable read!
Amy Crandall
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is very detailed and very suspenseful. I had read it on Wattpad, before she had taken it down, and I absolutely adored it! I strongly suggest you purchase this book!
Lashuri Chan
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dropped, dnf
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Michele Salls
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was recommended to me by a good friend who knows what I like to read. She didn't let me down. This was the first book that I have read by Sara and I have already downloaded the second in the series.

It tells you about Anna and how she is abducted by a maniac and what she must go through. She is willing to escape and risk her life because she is unable to take captivity any longer.

She has a friend in her abductor's son who is also a captive in his own way. I found that I was always dou
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Nikkita
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow I can't sign enough praise!

My first book read by Sara Schoen, but she flawlessly moved up to 1 click status. When a story gives me chills and up late into the night reading, it requires 5 stars. Throughout reading this story you're constantly asking yourself who can be trusted, what, when and how. You feel the devastation and hopelessness. All while having no idea how it will end, until the last few pages. Starting the second in the series now!
Kathy
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-own
This book is down right chilling and suspenseful! This is the kind of story nightmares are made of. Sara Schoen may have only been a teenager when she wrote this, but, to me, it reads like a Stephen King novel. The details are amazing and what isn't detailed out & left to the imagination, is just fantastic! Can't wait to read more from this author.
Sara Schoen
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
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Carissa Backherms - First off, I'm becoming a huge fan of Sara Schoen! Everything she writes is something I want to read! When I was about a fourth of the way through the book, I found out something unbelievable about this story: Schoen wrote this story when she was SIXTEEN. That's crazy! The story is so creepy, and I found myself getting goosebumps at times. The description of the place where Anna was held captive felt so real to me, and Schoen did a great jo
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Jane Hunt
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-author
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Kim
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Amber Alert, and I must say WOW!! This book had me hooked from the Prologue. I was completely enthralled with the story line, and the suspense of it. Literally sitting on the edge of my chair at points, wondering what the heck will happen next, or urging Anna to run or something. I will say there were a few grammar errors, but I am not letting that affect my rating. There may be a couple of scenes in the book that some might find hard to grasp as realistic, but one can ne ...more
Mary Bernsen
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's pretty obvious this book was written by a very young, inexperienced author. At first, the rumblings of every editor I've ever worked with screamed at every typo, comma splice and passive sentence that glared at me from the page, but as I went on the authors voice stood out and became part of the book's charm. The story reads exactly as it is: a young adult novel written by a young adult. This is a gripping, thrilling tale. I could. not. put. it. down. There was no sleep to be had until I fo ...more
Carissa Lynch
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First off, I'm becoming a huge fan of Sara Schoen! Everything she writes is something I want to read! When I was about a fourth of the way through the book, I found out something unbelievable about this story: Schoen wrote this story when she was SIXTEEN. That's crazy! The story is so creepy, and I found myself getting goosebumps at times. The description of the place where Anna was held captive felt so real to me, and Schoen did a great job of building Anna's creepy little world around us. She' ...more
Kirha
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Anna was taken against her will and thrust into a life she never imagined. Forced to act as the wife of a deranged man she finds comfort in his teenaged son. Together they attempt to survive the house of horrors that keeps them held prisoner in the hopes of one day escaping. To their surprise, an unexpected love blossoms, but what happens when the crazed kidnapper finds out.
This book is not for the faint of heart. If you are unable to handle any dark read then do not one click this. Anna a
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Katherine Guevara
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
AMBER ALERT is the story of Anna who was taken from a park by a man who is trying to shape girls into the image of his first wife. Anna’s forced to play house with a man who has had twelve other ‘wives’, not including his first. There are rules she must obey, based on the man’s experience with the other girls, or else she will be punished. Will Anna survive or will she end up just another picture on the man’s wall of his failed wives? AMBER ALERT is a dark and terrifying novel of suspense. Every ...more
Virginia Lee
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a very emotional and suspense story that does keep you on the edge until the end. The story is about being kidnapped and living the horror of man that is crazy. Anna was kidnapped to be the wife of a deranged man and live out his fantasy. The horrors that she faces daily she has a little escape in the son of her kidnapper. The journey that Anna and Garrett travel to escape and what they do along the way. This is a very dark read, so be forewarn not for the faint of hearts. Can’t wait to ...more
Book Review Virginia Lee
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
VIRGINIA REVIEW
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This is a very emotional and suspense story that does keep you on the edge until the end. The story is about being kidnapped and living the horror of man that is crazy. Anna was kidnapped to be the wife of a deranged man and live out his fantasy. The horrors that she faces daily she has a little escape in the son of her kidnapper. The journey that Anna and Garrett travel to escape and what they do along the way. This is a very dark read, so be forewa
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nora m malotte
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amber Alert (Book 1)

This is an informative and emotionally moving story. You always have feelings for the people who have been taken, kidnapped, but I personally never stopped to imagine what they had to go through, just to endure, emotionally and physically , through the entire ordeal. This includes the aftermath, if they are fortunate enough to be found. There will always be scars mentally if not physically and it takes a strong person to stand up to the notoriety they are sure to encou
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United Indie Book Blog
Apr 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I started this book I knew it was written by a 19 year old so I didn't go in expecting it to be written like an award winning author. The storyline is really good and I enjoyed reading it however there are a lot of inconsistency within the book. I think that with a little more research done it could be better. Also I had a really hard time with believing some of it. But I enjoyed Anna, a strong female survivor and that Garrett was there to help her. Overall, I give Amber Alert 3.5 stars. ...more
Irayda Moran (Quezada)
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good read. It was recommended to me by Amazon. I had never read any books on child abductions so I wanted to give it a whirl.
I started this last night and was totally engrossed by what happening. I liked how Anna survived. What she did to stay alive. Nothing to graphic was described only the after affects.
(Spoiler alert)
I totally enjoyed it enjoyed it until she escaped. You would think a breath of fresh air. Right? No, after this point the story get a little unreal
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Lorretta Phillips
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kept me on the edge of my seat

Amber Alert really drew me in and I could not put it down. The characters were engaging and I found myself rooting for Anna and Garrett. At the end I kept grumbling "Why doesn't someone call the FBI?", No no no, don't go there... "I can't believe this!!" It was a good read
Jodi Etheridge
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a great story

For such a young Author, she has all the skills to make a great New York best sellers list one day. Keep up the good work. You are amazing writer. The imagination and time you must have put in for research. This is an awesome book, hate, finding love in an unforgettable place.
Paula Genereau
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. I felt so bad for Anna. Kidnapped and trying to make it until she could escape was awful. Garrett gave her hope and helped comfort her. Could she escape and get her capture taken in to custody?

Brandi
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this is a awesome book
Daina Jordan
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Gripping tale

This story sounds so believable. I wanted to yell run....great read..ready to read the next in the series. Can't wait.
Peg Magargal
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Page Turner!!

A hard to put down kind of story! Excellently written with twists and turns. I couldn't wait to see how it ended!
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