AUTUMN OF FEAR by glede browne kabongo
PUBLISHER: brownestar publishing
SERIES: fearless, book 2
RELEASED: march 27, 2018
GENRE: mystery, suspense, ya fiction
An ambitious girl with a promising future, a charming manipulator with a diabolical secret—the truth will destroy them both
READER GUIDE INSIDE
When college student Abbie Cooper wakes up in a hospital bed barely alive after a violent assault, her world comes crashing down. She has no memory of the attack or her assailant, and no idea how she ended up in the Emergency Room.
As she grapples with the horrific aftermath, Abbie is determined to uncover the truth about what happened that night. But to catch a monster, she must piece together the events in the weeks leading up to the assault. Why did charming senior Spencer Rossdale take a sudden interest in her, and why did her quiet study group partner Justin Tate want to meet with her alone?
The deeper Abbie digs into the events leading up to that fateful night, the more she unravels a stunning web of lies that stretch back decades. Revealing them will change everything but the truth is the least of Abbie’s problems. A vicious predator is watching her, and he’s willing to kill to protect his secret.
Autumn of Fear is a chilling, turbulent rollercoaster ride of treachery and obsession that races toward a stunning yet unforgettable conclusion.
GLEDE BROWNE KABONGO writes intense psychological thrillers—unflinching tales of deception, secrecy, danger and family. She is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of Game of Fear, Swan Deception, Conspiracy of Silence, and Mark of Deceit. Her love affair with books began as a young girl growing up in the Caribbean, where her town library overlooked the Atlantic Ocean. She was trading books and discussing them with neighbors before Book Clubs became popular.
Gledé holds both an M.S. and B.A. in communications. She was a featured speaker at the 2016 Boston Book Festival, and has led workshops on publishing and the craft of writing. She hopes to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction one day, and an Oscar for screenwriting. Gledé lives outside Boston with her husband and two sons.
“I’m confused. I’m tired. Sometimes I get angry because it’s unfair and I wonder what I did to deserve it. The pressure of school is getting to me, and I feel like giving up.” I cover my face with my hands to get my emotions under control. I can’t believe I said that aloud. I wasn’t even aware I was thinking it. I’m not a quitter. So why did those words leave my mouth?”
Most loving parents want to see their children grow and enjoy the pleasures of life that they were never able to experience. While knowing that failure and consequences for their actions are always ever present, they still harbor their children and try to protect them from the painful and horrific parts of the world. What happens when your baby grows up and becomes a woman, then you are pushed to the sidelines and forced to believe everything that they say even though something doesn’t feel right? Kabongo has a very powerful YA suspense with the second installment in the Fearless series, Autumn of Fear. Readers will fall in love with Abbie Cooper…if they haven’t already in the first installment.
Abbie Cooper is just an average young woman with her whole life ahead of her. She has put the past behind her from all of the troubles of high school and is now attending a prestigious Ivy League college. Not only is she attending this college, but her best friend Ty is right there by her side. Best friends since early childhood, she couldn’t imagine life getting any better…except, then the notes and the gift packages start coming to her dorm anonymously. While everyone else thinks that Abbie has a humble admirer who is practically all romance and no danger, Abbie’s blood runs cold with every one. She senses the danger and her fear gets the best of her. After being invited to a party and showing up with a girlfriend, Abbie starts to let her guard down, but that is exactly what the secret admirer has been waiting for.
Abbie wakes up in the hospital and her memory is blacked out from being fed drugs. Her body is bruised, broken and her attacker raped her. Suddenly, that perfect world that she had always depicted for herself has taken a tragic and dangerous turn. But, Abbie Cooper is strong and brave. She knows that she can’t let him get away with this. She knows that he would haunt her for the rest of her life if she doesn’t do something about it so she is determined to recover her lost memories and help put her attacker behind bars…even if that person is becoming more violent as the days tick by. After realizing that she can’t let him win, she starts to take her life back, but then another bombshell drops in Abbie’s lap that will change her life forever.
Kabongo has a fantastic second installment chalked full of superb character development, creativity and heightening suspense. Kabongo discusses some very important topics in this installment, leaving readers with a better understanding of the choices that women have after a life crisis like rape or any other unbearable attack. Not only the choices, but the effects are powerful and are presented in a profound way within this fictional story. The flow and pace of this book are proportional and steady; however, there are some spelling and grammatical errors throughout the read. Since this is an advanced reader copy, these may have been cleaned up upon further proofreading, but if not, this should not hinder enjoyment of the novel at all. If you are a reader of YA suspense and crime, this may be perfect for you.
A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by the author and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a five-star rating for Autumn of Fear by Glede Browne Kabongo.