On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon is abducted from a convenience store in Fort Lauderdale by a member of one of the most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs in South Florida.
From that moment on, her life is forever changed. She gets a new name, a new identity and a new life in the midst of the gang’s base on the edge of the Florida Everglades—a frightening, rough and violent world much like the swamps themselves, where everyone has an alias and loyalty is tantamount to survival.
And at the center of it all is the gang’s leader, Grizz: massive, ruggedly handsome, terrifying and somehow, when it comes to Ginny, tender. She becomes his obsession and the one true love of his life.
So begins a tale of emotional obsession and manipulation, of a young woman ripped from everything she knows and forced to lean on the one person who provides attention, affection and care: her captor. Precocious and intelligent, but still very much a teenager, Ginny struggles to adapt to her existence, initially fighting and then coming to terms with her captivity.
Will she be rescued? Will she escape? Will she get out alive—or get out at all? Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel, filled with mystery, romance and unexpected turns, Nine Minutes takes readers into the world of one motorcycle gang and inside the heart of a young girl, whose abduction brought about its fall.
I jumped on the bandwagon and I’m not sorry I did because this book was fascinating. I started it on Thanksgiving and had a hard time putting it down to hang out with family members.
The prologue was gripping and had my attention when I realized we were reading the ending of the story. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but what I walked away with was a story that will have me thinking about it for a long time.
As I approached the end of the book we had just arrived at my mom’s house for an after Thanksgiving left-over dinner when I reached a part in the book that crushed me. With tears running down my face I told my husband to just go in and let me sit in the van and cry. Of course, the moment I walked through the door with my tear stained cheeks everyone wanted to know which book had made me cry.
I know I always say this but I love when chess is used in books. The strategy and skill of the game leads to its cunningness which appeals to my nerdy side. You must stay several steps ahead of your opponent while being patient before you checkmate them. The keen insight is what can win the game.
I’m looking forward to the next book in this series. I WANT MORE! And if you are debating if you should jump on the bandwagon, let me say… READ IT.
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