When I saw that this book had somewhat of an Edgar Allan Poe theme, I knew I had to get it, no matter what genre it was. It's been a while since I read a good suspense novel anyway and that is definitely what this book is. It keeps you guessing, wondering who Annabel Lee really is and why she was in Truck's custody.
The different points of views were a good addition. You understand why everyone is so devoted to Truck and trust him with their lives. When the time comes for them to step it up and take on a gang of bad guys who are after Truck's most precious possession, there is no hesitation.
Although I got a late start on Annabel Lee, I didn't have any trouble reading through it in a short time. This is due to the slowly progressing plot and the integrity of the characters. Also, Annabel was quite the enigma. She was certainly interesting to read about. I do however wish there would have been more about her character. I wanted more about the secret of hers, the reason why Dr. Smith was after her.
I am sure I will be reading the next book in the series, The Raven, when it comes out. We get a little sneak peek of it and it has my interest piqued. If you are a fan of suspense novels, I recommend reading this book.
Fourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden. That secret's name is Annabel Lee Truckson, and even she doesn't know why her mysterious uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He's left her with a few German words, a barely-controlled guard dog, and a single command: "Don't open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me."
Above ground, a former Army sniper called The Mute and an enigmatic "Dr. Smith" know about the girl. As the race begins to find her, the tension builds. Who wants to set her free? Why does the other want to keep her captive forever? Who will reach her first?
Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill need to piece together the clues and stay alive long enough to retrieve the girl--before it's too late.
With its stunning writing and relentless pace, Annabel Lee will captivate readers from the first page.