I knew this one was going to tug on the heart strings, and boy did it. The backstory is a very tender subject that is presented well. We get dual POV’s that recollect the past, as well as share the present. I’m not the biggest fan of reading a back and forth timeline but Murphy did this one exceptionally well. I may have chewed down my thumb nail due to the sensitive matter of the storyline…one that sparks a great fear in many of us either as a person or a parent.
Here’s the summary.
Crazy how eight years can disappear in an instant. One look at Katie Watts, and I’m a fifteen-year-old again—the one who risked everything to save a terrified girl from her twisted kidnapper. She’s grown-up now—beautiful, quiet, composed—and telling her story to the world. A story that involves me in more ways than you can imagine. She used to call me her guardian angel. Sure, I risked my life, but she was worth dying for.
I need to make contact with her. Just to ensure that she’s safe.
Somehow we reconnect. We become friends . . . but I want more. I want to make her mine. And she wants me too. Does she know who I am? Has she figured me out? Not yet. But she will. In the meantime, I need to make sure that whatever hold that animal had on her is gone.
So, yeah, I’m stealing these moments with her. Savoring them. Knowing, dreading, that she’ll soon find out who I really am. And everything will fall apart. All because of that twisted, perverted monster sitting on death row. Her kidnapper. A convicted serial killer.
Never Tear Us Apart gave me the “feels”, you know the ones and I raced through this story seeking answers, hopeful for the h/h to find peace and contentment. This is not a standalone but do not let that sway your decision to procrastinate in reading NTUA since the follow-up is set to release in May.