ARC Review: Mind Games by Nora Roberts

As they do each June, the Foxes have driven the winding roads of Appalachia to drop off their children for a two-week stay at their grandmother’s. Here, twelve-year-old Thea can run free and breathe in the smells of pine and fresh bread and Grammie’s handmade candles. But as her parents head back to suburban Virginia, they have no idea they’re about to cross paths with a ticking time bomb.

Back in Kentucky, Thea and her grandmother Lucy both awaken from the same nightmare. And though the two have never discussed the special kind of sight they share, they know as soon as their tearful eyes meet that something terrible has happened.

The kids will be staying with Grammie now in Redbud Hollow, and thanks to Thea’s vision, their parents’ killer will spend his life in supermax. Over time, Thea will make friends, build a career, find love. But that ability to see into minds and souls still lurks within her, and though Grammie calls it a gift, it feels more like a curse―because the inmate who shattered her childhood has the same ability. Thea can hear his twisted thoughts and witness his evil acts from miles away. He knows it, and hungers for vengeance. A long, silent battle will be waged between them―and eventually bring them face to face, and head to head…

I'm one of those reviewers who always reads the ARC close to when the book comes out. With Mind Games I got sick and had to spend Monday reading it. I might have to rethink this waiting till the last minute. Probably not but it's a thought. I so loved this book and couldn't stop reading it. I resented having to stop to make dinner and do anything else that was grown up related. All I wanted to do was reading this wonderful story. 

Mind Games like everything Nora Roberts writes is done so well. She has a way with words that makes your fall in love. I spent so much of this book crying which for someone who still had a stuffed-up nose wasn't a great idea. I have so much I want to say about the story but don't want to ruin it for anyone else. It's one of those stories that need to be read to really understand all that went within the story. 

I love Thea and her family. Both Lucy and Rem are a big part of the story and play important roles in it. I will say it's part what I would say women's fiction and romance. It's starts off with the story of how Thea and Rem have come to live with their grandmother Lucy. The second part is how the family deals with their past and Thea falls in love and the interactions of her and Ty and his son. 

This is a family that loves. They draw people in and hold them tight. You can't help but wish you were part of them. The wonderful relationship between them really enhances the story. You want to know more about them. The heartache they experience and share with us just makes them more really. You can't help but no feel something while reading this story. 

I was so happy with Thea fell in love with both Ty and his son. Some of my favorite parts of the story is with them. You need them to add more layers to the story. Showing Thea moving on with her life and falling in love is like coming full circle from the girl who lost so much when she was nothing but a child. 

There isn't much I didn't like about the story and will say I liked the family so much that if they showed up in someone else's story I won't mind that. This was the perfect story to get over my cold with and as much as parts broke my heart it made me feel so much better for having read it. 






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