Author: Faith Gardner
Publisher: Mirror House Press
Date Published: September 22, 2022
I am thrilled that Faith Gardner followed up quickly on the first book in The Jolvix Episodes, Amen, Maxine!
This time around we get to see the main character, Violet, kidnapped and left in a cabin with absolutely no technology – no cell phone, no TV, no internet, no mirrors. But someone is stocking the fridge and leaving her clean clothes, and spa-like soap in the bathroom. It would be a great vacation home if it wasn’t for the bars on the windows, and a burner phone that has one number on it. There are no landmarks, few sounds, and no way out.
Gardner does an amazing job of giving the reader insight into the boredom, curiosity, and hopelessness as Violet goes through each emotion. Her only connection to the outside world is the voice on the other end of the phone, Bud. She’s posted of information on social media, so he knows what she looks like as well as intimate details of her life. Even if she could look him up, Bud has virtually no social media presence.
What do these two have in common? They have one week to find out. And the clock is ticking…
Thanks to Booksprout and Mirror House Press for an advance reader’s copy.