The Pursued is, as the title suggests, a novel about people who are wanted for something, and thus pursued. How they escape being caught is the story thread. The two story lines run parallel, increasing the suspense, with only one common acquaintance tying them together.
This book is a YA romance/mystery. It could be historical or modern day considering what is not told the reader. It takes place on/near a ranch. Written to a young audience, by a young author, and romance not being my favorite genre attributes to my reaction to the book. Also having read it in pdf format, it is unclear to the reader whether it has been properly edited. This is the author’s eighth book, of which this is my first read.
The book’s strong point is the action, the abundance of conversation, and its ability to hook the reader. It is a page turner. The characters are many, sometimes confusing, and not deep enough for my taste. There is a hint of faith, undeveloped but sought after in most characters. Perhaps the author wished to avoid being preachy. The book is not preachy. And it is squeaky clean, which is a great strength.
My Rating: 2 stars
I recommend this book to young readers looking for clean, wholesome adventure and mystery. I read a pdf copy sent to me by the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in her blog tour.
This review is also posted on Goodreads.