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Never Wave Goodbye: A Novel of Suspense

Never Wave Goodbye A Novel of Suspense A riveting family drama about the kidnapping of children en route to summer camp Never Wave Goodbye is a fast paced and thrilling debut Listen to Never Wave Goodbye on your smartphone notebook or de

  • Title: Never Wave Goodbye: A Novel of Suspense
  • Author: Doug Magee
  • ISBN: 9781400187850
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Audiobook
  • A riveting family drama about the kidnapping of children en route to summer camp, Never Wave Goodbye is a fast paced and thrilling debut.Listen to Never Wave Goodbye on your smartphone, notebook or desktop computer.

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    1. Quick question: Do the cover artists read the books they design for? Do the authors approve the covers before they go live? I’m embarrassed to admit that covers do matter to me (I swear I’m not really shallow- just detailed oriented) And this cover did not work with the story. I also had a problem with the front cover quote. RL Stine said “Don’t get on the bus-unless you’re looking for a terrifying read.” Now, I know RL Stine- and I equate him with thrillers or horror books. And he s [...]

    2. The premise of this book was fine. Four young kids (about 9-10 yo) are kidnapped by a father/son team posing realistically as members of the camp the kids are to be attending. The kidnappers arrive earlier than the legitimate pick-up time and have a logo on their own kidnapping van and wearing camp t-shirts. Nothing seems amiss until the real camp van shows up to get the kids.We know these two guys are just the middlemen -- the ones hired to do the dirty work of taking the kids. What we don't le [...]

    3. This book was AWFUL! The idea of the plot was decent enough, and that is why I picked it up. However, the writing was horrendous. I wrote better than this in 6th grade, and really, I am no writer. Other books with horrible writing (I'm talking to you, Twilight) make me cringe and want to look away, but this book took it to another level. I was grinding my teeth and yelling at the author while I read. Besides that, he left loose strings at the end -- not intentionally -- I think he just "forgot" [...]

    4. Started out great and moved pretty fast, but once I got 3/4 of the way through it became LONG, drawn out, and predictable.

    5. lostgirlygirl/Never Wave Goodbye by Doug Magee is a thriller that keeps you reading into the wee hours of the morning just so you can find out what happens in the end. Imagine putting your child on a bus for her first away from home camping trip -you’re already nervous and scared to let her go – then imagine waving goodbye and then… another bus coming to pick up your daughter…This is exactly what happens to Lena Trainor when she puts her nine-year-old daughter Sarah on the bus for Camp A [...]

    6. Four families happily send their children to summer camp for a fun adventure. But the van that picks up the nine-year-old kids is not from the camp. When the authentic driver arrives, the awful truth emerges. An unknown assailant has kidnapped the children. As the four families try to work with the police and FBI, secrets emerge that put suspicion on everyone.The POV is confusing. Although it appears to be third-person multiple, it slips between characters during a single scene. This makes some [...]

    7. I seem to be reading books lately that I'm having split opinions on, this book isn't going to be any different in that regard. I'm in love with the premise of the book. As a parent, I can't imagine what it would be like to entrust your child into the hands of someone you thought you could trust, only to have them disappear with no hope of being found. When the camp van arrives to pick Sarah up, Lena had no idea the polite young man was not who he claimed to be. He had all the paperwork, even mad [...]

    8. It's a rare novel that can start off as well as "Never Wave Goodbye" and finish just as strongly. Even more rare now that Doug Magee's debut novel, like many before it, ran out of storytelling juice in the final pages. But up until then wow. I felt like I was in the hands of one of the most self-assured debut authors I'd read in a long time. It's got an ingenious setup, wonderfully cranked tension and suspense and some well-timed twists — all rendered in a slick and supremely confident fast- [...]

    9. I was okay with this book until it started winding down. There were a few things that annoyed me throughout. *** A few spoilers follow*** I didn't understand why there was so much explanation of each family of the children being weepy and teary-eyed for their kids to go to camp when some of them had gone the year before. It seemed like a bit of overkill for all families to have the same cookie cut out of being so distraught to send their kids to camp. Also, the author was redundant in explaining [...]

    10. Never wave goodbye started out with a really scary story. Four kids picked up for a summer camp, who were really picked up by a kidnapper. I looked forward to reading this book, but was dissapointed by the way the story left hints and suggestions that were never followed through. The ending was too contrived and left me dissapointed with the whole book.

    11. WowAmazing and fast paced from the first word the very last.Hold on to your seat,and have a box of tissues handy.You are going to need them.

    12. I thought this would be a little more suspenseful. Four children are set to go off for a two-week camp. A van bearing the camps logo and carrying a counselor with Camp t-shirt and Camp paperwork arrive and take them away. he is a little early, but seems to have answers to all the questions , so the parents think nothing of it. A little later, the actual Camp van arrives, and the first mother realizes something is wrong. she contacts her daughter's friend's, the next one on the pick up list. Befo [...]

    13. I would categorize this book as ok. The story was good. This authors writing style was not great for me especially in the first couple of chapters it took me a while to get into the story.

    14. This book started off so well, and I'd say I enjoyed the first 50% to 75% of it. After that, it just became so contrived and just implausible to the point of being unbelievable that I found myself eager to just be done with it. I've never had a child kidnapped, but I sincerely hope I wouldn't turn into a loon about it like the main female character did. She started out being likeable and sympathetic, but by the end I was just angry with her over her stupidity about some things. Don't even get me [...]

    15. Die Idee zu dieser Story finde ich super, aber bei der Umsetzung hat es leider etwas gehakt. Vier Elternpaare haben ihre Kinder (2 Mädchen, 2 Jungs) für das Sommercamp angemeldet. Ohne Bedenken lassen sie die Kinder in den Bus von J. D. einsteigen. Erst als kurz danach der richtige Campbus vorfährt, bemerken sie ihren "Fehler". Sie schalten sofort die Polizei ein und ein Spießrutenlauf beginnt. Sie werden immer wieder von der Polizei verhört und die Pressemeute stürzt sich auf die vier Paa [...]

    16. I really enjoy novels of suspense. They keep me on my toes, trying to figure out what is going to happen next. This novel is no different. I was completely captivated by this storyline and eager to see how it all wrapped up. A parent's worst nightmare come to life. The vehicle going to camp arrives, you put your child in the car, wave goodbye. A short while later, the real car going to camp arrives. It gives me chills just thinking about it!Lena Trainor is a devoted mom and hopes to spend the tw [...]

    17. It's a rare novel that can start off as well as "Never Wave Goodbye" and finish just as strongly. Even more rare now that Doug Magee's debut novel, like many before it, ran out of storytelling juice in the final pages.But up until then wow. I felt like I was in the hands of one of the most self-assured debut authors I'd read in a long time. It's got an ingenious setup, wonderfully cranked tension and suspense and some well-timed twists -- all rendered in a slick and supremely confident fast-fo [...]

    18. Lena Trainor's grandmother always told her when she left home to "Never Wave Goodbye" because if you did you would never return.Lena Trainor is sending her daughter Sarah off to summer camp, and is planning on using this private time to try and put the pieces back into a failing marriage.The camp van picks up Sarah and three other children and everything seems fine - until another van comes to pick the children up. The children have been kidnapped and a ransom of $1,000,000 is demanded.The polic [...]

    19. Sarah's going off to camp for the first time and is pretty excited. Her best friend Linda's going too, and it should be a great time. Lena, Sarah's mom, isn't as excited. It's Sarah's first time away from home and she's a little nervous and sad. But the camp counselor picks her up and everything seems great.Until the real camp bus comes about half an hour later.Sarah, Linda and two other kids have been kidnapped.I got this book because it sounded like a Harlan Coben book. And, while definitely e [...]

    20. Een interessant boek. Het gaat over vier kinderen die ontvoerd zijn en de zoektocht om hen te vinden. Het bevat thrillerelementen, maar het verhaal wordt iets te traag verteld om echt spannend te zijn. Daarnaast is er ook vrij veel aandacht voor de kant van de ouders en dan met name die van Lena, de moeder van Sarah, een van de ontvoerde kinderen. Daarom vind ik dat dit boek ook elementen van een roman heeft. Al met al vond ik het wel een leuk boek, maar ik moest wel wennen aan de traagheid. Ik [...]

    21. I really enjoyed this suspensful mystery. It was an interesting story about 4 families whose children were abducted by someone posing to be a camp counselor picking them up for a 2 week summer camp. The story is told through the eyes of the Trainor family. Lena is an oncologist, David is a businessman and at the time that their child Sarah is abducted, their marriage is on the rocks.Sarah and 3 other kids (Linda, Franklin, and Tommy) are taken to a remote shack in the Adirondacks. The reader has [...]

    22. I don't know about your computer but I see 4 and a half stars on mine. This is an emotional roller coaster ride that is hell bent on keeping the reader turning page after page. Four children are kidnapped, in the most horrible fashion possible, and the families are dragged through the torment and hell of the investigation that follows. With twists and turns thrown at the reader it seems as if you are taken along for the ride. Parents beware this one can get emotional! For those without children [...]

    23. Trully this book is every parent's nightmare eing your child picked up for camp, only to discover that the pick up was not the one the camp sent and you have no idea where your child is or what's happening to them. It's a scary story to be sure and I enjoyed it for the most part. There were afew things that I didn't feel were resolved or were left kind of hanging. They seemed important at the time but were not revisited later to tie off. Maybe it was just me. Anyways, that fact seemed to diffuse [...]

    24. I enjoyed this book, and my initial thought was to rate it four. The story-line is excellent, the characters believable, but the ending was weak. I consider myself an intuitive person, but this stretches the limit a bit too much. Also, the author, in an attempt to conceal the culprit, threw out too many red herrings which left unanswered questions. I would have liked less intuition and more actual solutions. Despite my frustration with the ending, I consider this book a winner.

    25. Wow, this was pretty crazy. A lot of characters and different personalities, and things kept happening that I wanted to say "Hey, if you would just look over HERE than you would see it!" but of course they always looked the other way, or gave up and turned around before noticing what they needed to notice to figure out the mystery. It was pretty interesting, but the end kind of dragged. Still worth recommending.

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