Sunday, February 5, 2023

Violet Is Nowhere by Faith Gardner
The Jolvix Episodes #2


Title: Violet Is Nowhere
Series: The Jolvix Episodes #2
Author: Faith Gardner
Publisher: Mirror House Press
Release Date: September 22, 2022

Two strangers. One phone.Everything on the line.

Rising rock star Violet is kidnapped from her Los Angeles home in a near-future dystopia. She wakes up locked in a cabin in the middle of nowhere with a mysterious note and a burner phone that only dials one unfamiliar number.

Construction worker Bud answers a call from his Bay Area apartment and a stranger’s on the line claiming to have been kidnapped and locked in a cabin.

The note says they have one week to figure out the connection between them. Otherwise someone out there—or something—will take her life.

A psychological thriller with a sci-fi twist, this book is part of The Jolvix Episodes.

This is the second book in the world of Amen Maxine.

I enjoyed Amen Maxine and I was happy to be able to get a copy of Violet is Nowhere.

Violet is almost a famous rock star. She is becoming quite popular and even though she is in a band, it looks like her big break is about to happen. Then, she wakes up in a strange cabin. She has no way out. She is a captive and the only thing left behind is a cellphone with only one number. When she dials it, she gets a man named Bud on the other line.

Bud is a construction worker. He likes his beer and doesn't have any desire to improve himself. He had a couple of relationships that left him a little broken. When Violet dials him, at first he thinks it's all a joke but he can't shake the desperation he hears in the voice on the other side of the line. Soon, he is playing detective and trying to figure out, who captured her and why. He wants to help Violet get free.

Violet is Nowhere is a good installment but not as good as Amen Maxine. I felt bad for Violet and I was hoping for Budd to find her in time. The ending unfolded in an unexpected way, or at least part of it did.

I will continue reading the next book in this series. It has my attention.

Cliffhanger: No

3/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Mirror House Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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