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Severed Threads (Volume 1) Kindle Edition
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That said, this is a good premise for a story, and I thought that the author's writing style did it justice. The pace of the narrative didn't lag or bog down at any point and the character building was solid and believable. When you add in the back story reveal which was woven throughout the tale, as well as the development of the initially tenuous relationship between Chase and Rachel, these all become wedded together to create a tense and involving story. And one which I thoroughly enjoyed.
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Severed Ties, the first book in the Threads series by Kaylin McFarren is the story of a young woman, Rachel, whose father died while scuba diving in search for a ship is now the part of a foundation that must collaborate up with who she believes is her worst enemy not only to save herself, but to bring her father’s name back into the prestige many believe it should. She isn’t alone in the search, and some aren’t as worried about acquiring the correct paperwork before diving for a missing ship, a ship that shouldn’t be where it was.
This story is not just a romance, nor is it just a mystery, but it also has some fantasy, or more paranormal attached to it. I mean literally, the paranormal is attached to not only the main object, but to the story. I think adding a little bit of the unknown adds another dimension to the story that pushed it to be a little more well-rounded. There is a small about of foreshadowing that peaked my interest, but because it took so long to actually get to the secrets, I became a little frustrated that there weren’t more bread crumbs as they may be. While this is the first book in three, it ends, there is none of that cliff hanger stuff that I personally hate. Obviously, there is something that pushes the story to another book, but not something that makes you want to throw the book. What? Don’t tell me you haven’t thrown a book or two at the end that has a cliffhanger.
The first chapter starts tragic when a father died in a boating accident with a close family friend named Chase and was not looking forward to telling her daughter, and it just leaves her crushed. Chase and Rachel were meant for each other, and Chase was present at her father's death, and even though Rachel wasn’t present for the death of her father, she almost felt responsible. As the books goes on there are twist and turns and somehow what seemed different story lines, but it all comes together in the end. When a situations arises which a Chinese sunken ship its put Rachels and Chases life in danger. They get involved with a museum director who then turns on them. At one point there were 3 lives on the line when Rachel's brother get kidnapped by drug dealers and holds him ransom for 2 million dollars. So is just so much going on at once it almost leaves overwhelmed.
I really sat on the edge of my seat waiting for what was going to come next. It really is a page turner and keeps you wanting more. I couldn’t turn the page fast enough. I would give this book 5 stars with how much I enjoyed it. Its truly a great love story with perseverance and determination.
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