NOTE: This is NOT a children’s story.
In this first volume of the extraordinarily unique suspense series, the unexpected narrators tell how Kelly Donovan must plot from her luxurious home to get away from her sociopathic boyfriend, Mark Flannery before he takes her to a woodsy cabin for a little anniversary get-way. She must plot, lie, and pretend to be happy before she can flee her relationship and her own home, alive. Unforeseen obstacles hinder her efforts, and Kelly s family and friends, strangers to one other, must perfectly work together to help her live a life free from threat. The diverse group includes an insecure drama teacher, a brilliant pharmaceutical engineer, and an international businesswoman with a secret that comes in very handy at one critical point.
This story is uniquely narrated by teddy bears, which, notwithstanding their immobility, have interesting thoughts and perspectives on the shocking events and intriguing relationships which form before their plastic eyes. These quirky bears also get a healthy dose of an entertaining blooming romance when Kelly s plight takes everyone overseas to Paris. While in France, more scheming, racing to stay steps ahead of Mark, and even physical violence ensue violence which does not always involve a damsel in distress.
Once the plot s feverish pace decelerates, the group starts to feel some hope, but is the race really over?
Genre? – A “cousin” of magical realism.