Let Freedom Ring by June Summers and Wendelin Saunders
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (331 pages)
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Orchid
When Avery Archer, an eleven-year-old boy, telephones Ken Driscoll, a young accountant, and pleads for help in escaping from his kidnappers, Ken thinks the boy is playing a sick prank. But after several daily calls, Ken truly believes the boy is in danger. When Ken contacts the local police for assistance, he learns Avery was abducted sixty-seven years ago and eaten by alligators in a nearby lake.
Were they just prank telephone calls in the middle of the night, or was it a desperate cry for help?
The calls eventually force Ken to examine what is important in his life. His job? His relationship with his fiancée? Or the life of the boy at the end of the telephone line?
Eleven year old Avery Archer has been kidnapped and his only contact is Ken Driscoll. Ken would like to rescue Avery. The only problem is the boy was kidnapped sixty-seven years ago and the state declared him dead even though his body has never been found. Ken tries to help Avery through the maze of escaping his kidnappers, but the time spent researching the crime and deciding how to help affects his job and his relationship with his fiancée who lives some distance away.
The mystery of how Avery can talk to Ken, the suspense that occurs when Ken attempts to alter events that have already happened, and the disbelief of the few people he confides in, make Ken’s life one big chaotic mess.
The author wove the story through the events without giving anything away, making it intriguing enough for me as the reader to have to carry on to find out what happened, or what would happen. Not exactly a time travel novel, but very close to this genre. It was easy to empathize with Avery and Ken and the descriptions also helped to envision the setting.