Welcome to the PR by the Book blog tour for New York Times bestselling author Nancy Taylor Rosenberg to promote her new novel "My Lost Daughter."
Following her success with "The Cheater," the edgy thriller about a female, adulterer-hunting serial killer, Rosenberg returns with her most beloved character -- tough judge Lily Forrester.
About the author:
Nancy spent 14 years in law enforcement, working for the Dallas Police Department, the New Mexico State Police, the Ventura Police and the Ventura County Probation Department as a superior court investigator.
In 1993, she published her first novel "Mitigating Circumstances," which was an immediate success. Not only was it a New York Times bestseller, the film rights were purchased by Tri-Star Films.
She went on to right many more novels that also appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.
In 1995, she was voted Woman of Excellence by the Orange County Learning for Life program. She has developed a writing program, Voices of Tomorrow, which targets inner city youths, that has received national attention.
About the book:
Lily is a hard-as-nails judge in Ventura County, CA, a crusader to help those who can’t help themselves. A sensational murder trial of a woman who tortured and killed her beautiful two-year old son makes her hungry to see justice done – until her own child throws her for a loop. Her daughter, Shana, months away from graduating from Stanford Law School, is on the verge of dropping out.
Lily rushes north to check on Shana, and sees her apartment in disarray and her appearance disheveled. When Lily asks her daughter basic questions like, “what happened to the money I sent to pay bills?” Shana snaps at her that everything has been paid for, and that Lily should leave her alone.
Lily fears the worst for her daughter: Drugs? Does she need help, but refuses to ask for it? Lily immediately checks Shana into a treatment facility – and that's where the worst of her fears are realized.
Back home and grappling with the torture case, Lily calls Shana, but can't reach her. She tries again. Someone is stopping her calls, but who?
After days of increasingly urgent calls, Lily learns the shocking truth: her daughter is being physically abused at the facility, given mind-deadening drugs, and being locked in a padded cell for hours without food or water.
Lily will have to summon all her intelligence and street smarts to find a way to free Shana. But she will have to work fast — a sociopath who has become obsessed with Shana is hiding at the facility.
My review of "My Lost Daughter:"
This book is definitely a keeper. It's an absolutely intriguing story and one I had trouble putting down.
The characters are well-developed and the writing is crisp and clean. The story line is fascinating and it's obvious Rosenberg did her research.
I was hooked on this book from the first page. I had taken it along on a camping trip and I was halfway through it by the end of the first day.
There is so much more I could tell you about this book, which hits the shelves this fall, but I really want you to read it yourself. I'm giving this story 5 books because it rates as one of my favorites that I've read this year.
I hadn't read any of this author's writing before and I'm so happy to participate in this blog tour. She could very easily become one of my favorites and I know you will feel the same way. To prove it, I'm giving away two copies of "My Lost Daughter" to two people who comment on this post between now and Sunday (Sept. 19).
Just answer this simple question: Who is your favorite author?