I love a book that grabs my attention and keeps me reading. I can easily set most books down with the anticipation of being able to pick up the story the next day. Constant Fear was not so easy to set aside - I wanted to keep reading to the finish. My anticipatory set of mind could not be convinced to savor this book for a few days. It wanted to be satisfied sooner than later.
This is a page-turner involving a group of five teenage students, a father, and a serious hostage situation. I don't want to give away too much. I went into this book knowing nothing of the story so each part was new to me. Sometimes it's good not knowing too much before you start reading.
I was delighted to discover that Daniel Palmer has written other books. Having read and loved this one, I will be checking on some of this other books. Nothing better than discovering a new author whose work you really like and then discovering there's more already in the treasure trove.
I recommended this book to my sister when I was only part way into it. Now that I'm finished I will highly recommend it. As far as thrillers go this one lived up to its claim. No foul language to speak of, no sex scenes, but some pretty descriptive violence. Some of the characters are very despicable people.
* I received a copy of Constant Fear from NetGalley in exchange for my review. No other compensation was received.