Book Review Friday: The Progeny by Tosca Lee
Tosca Lee’s The Progeny is a beautifully written thriller. It keeps you turning pages well into the wee hours of the morning so you can find out what happens next. The twists and turns will have you guessing about answers until the final page, and even then you have to read the second book to find out how it all turns out ( at least I hope it tells you how it all turns out).
What would drive a sane person into having their memories erased for good? That’s the question Emily Jacobs keeps asking herself. She wakes up in a small town in Maine with no memories of where she came from or who she was. A letter addressed to her from herself tells her to fall in love and make a new start because others’ lives depend on it.
No pressure there.
She meets Luka, a well-meaning stock boy at the local food mart who helps her out by buying her groceries when she forgets her wallet at home.
Before their romance can bloom, Emily finds herself on the run from some secret society of hunters; their only job is to hunt down and kill people like her.
Emily is actually Audra Ellison, the descendent the famous serial killer Elizabeth Bathory.
In for the fight of her life, Audra must discover what she made herself forget in order to keep those close to her former self safe.
I absolutely devoured this book. I kept making assumptions that were proved wrong (something I love to do). When a book makes me second guess everything I think is true, it’s a good read.
Not for the faint of heart, The Progeny is edgy Christian Fiction at its best.
I give it five stars!