The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis

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Book Synopsis

During her abduction and assault, Audrey begins to hear a voice. She hopes she’s not going crazy, because after what she’s experienced, that’s the most logical explanation. However, as she begins to listen to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be telepathically trying to help her.

Unfortunately, rescue isn’t all she needs. In order to leave behind the constant reminders, she flees to her Aunt Kate’s house in San Diego, and assumes a new identity. It works—until the eighteen-year-old twin boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls she’s worked so hard to build.

Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn’t know if normalcy will ever find her again. But one thing is certain: When a familiar danger resurfaces, it’s the same voice that she turns to—a voice that is not only real, but a lot closer than she realizes.

Gripping and tastefully told, The Voice is a story of healing, trust, and courage.

And here is the book trailer:

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My Review

The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis is like reading what it may have been like for Elizabeth Smart and/or other kidnapped children. It was quite hard for me to keep my emotions in check as they ranged from helplessness, nervousness, fear, anger, outrage, and happiness. From the very beginning, we are engulfed into Audrey’s kidnapped mindset,

“Lying in the dark cabin, I tried not to think about the foul smell of body odor mixed with the stench of urine. I tried not to think about how hungry I was, or when I would eat again. About the plastic zip ties cutting into my wrists, or the spider crawling up my arm. I kept trying and failing. There was nothing to do but think.”

Audrey was a young girl that was kidnapped by someone, when revealed, will make you want to vomit a little. While kidnapped Audrey hears a voice that wills her to keep hanging on and helps her to escape when the opportunity arises. Audrey’s story of captivity garnered much press and she simply wants to escape so she goes to live with her aunt in California.

Audrey gets a new look, a new school, and attempts to start a new life but she does have issues allowing others in. She thinks that most of her insecurities and dangers are left on the other side of the country until someone begins to stalk her and it is in this time that “the voice” makes another appearance. Davis’ writing was so captivating that this was one of the rare times when reading that I could feel the main character’s pain as well as her trials and tribulations even though I have never been in her situation.

The subject matter in The Voice is gritty. There is no way to sensationalize and ‘dress up’ kidnapping and sexual child abuse. Audrey’s path to healing was one that truly touched my heart. I applaud Jennifer Anne Davis for tackling such sensitive subject matter and writing a book that I did not want to put down until I reached the very last page.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis in exchange for an honest review.

MY RATING: 4 Stars

Author Bio

jennifer anne davis

            Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she married her high school sweetheart, worked as a legal assistant, and taught high school English. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.

The Voice is her first novel.

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Comments

  1. This book is coated with mystery and the blurb gives an eerie feeling. I am officially intrigued.

  2. Nichole C says:

    I haven’t read it yet, but am very excited to!

  3. Haven’t read it yet but I’m looking forward to it because it sounds good

  4. I haven’t gotten or read the book yet as i’m trying to decide between an ebook (love.portability) or hard copy (get it signed as a souvenir by our neighbor who moved down the street 🙁 ). Read a lot of comments on it, so my curiosity has peaked. Want to read it first and then see if my 11.5yo daughter who’s an avid reader can also read it.

    • Depending on the maturity of your daughter, she could read it but you might have to be around to answer some questions because of the content. Thanks for visiting and good luck!

  5. Sounds intense

  6. Mary Preston says:

    This book is going to rip my heart out I think.

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