Author Carissa Miller
Published September 10th 2017
Number of pages 294
Genre romance, mystery, supernatural
Received from Xpresso Book Tours
When Elle Christiansen's rebellion leads to her father's expulsion from a parsonage in small-town Ohio, the forlorn pair is forced to move to Oklahoma to live with an aunt neither of them has ever met. Here she encounters her aunt’s neighbor—Maverick Mason, the quietly confident son of a wealthy oil tycoon who infuriates her as much as he inexplicably draws her in…
Maverick slowly gains Elle’s trust and coaxes her out from the seemingly impenetrable walls of self-protection she erected around her heart when her mother was murdered. He convinces Elle to confide the secrets of her tortured past: that she saw her mother's murder before it took place, and she was the one who found her, bleeding to death at the end of a lonely dirt road. Together the unlikely pair begins to unlock the secrets of not only Elle’s sordid past, but her mother's and grandmother’s as well, to uncover decades of greed, corporate corruption, lies, and murder. Quickly, the sobering realization hits: if they do not solve her mother’s murder, Elle will undoubtedly suffer the same fate. As she continues her journey toward truth alongside the boy she is magnetically drawn to in a way both frightening and uncontrollable, Elle finds the road she is most afraid of going down—that one lane dirt road where her mother was murdered—just might be the only place she can truly find redemption.
Magnetic tells of the enduring pain of living with unsolved violent crime. Inspired by debut author Carissa Miller’s true-life events, it’s a haunting account of a young girl’s struggle in the aftermath of shattering loss. With an unraveling love story, puzzling mystery, unexpected twists and turns, and a gripping pace that will keep you turning pages, our heroine takes you on her journey as she learns one of life’s great lessons: facing your fears instead of running from them, is the only way to truly find freedom.
Elle's mom was brutally murdered few day before her 11th birthday and she watched her die. The event made huge impact on her, made her afraid to open up and act out at times. Before her senior year her dad loses his job and they moved to live with aunt, she never knew she has. Her aunt lives in the cottage by the huge mansion, there lives Maverick. Elle feels instant pull towards him.
He is the first person she opens up about what happens. I love the slight supernatural aspect of the story. Elle has sometimes visions or dream. And those visions help her slowly uncover the mystery behind her mother's life and death. She uncovers conspiracy, find out about her family's past and finds the murderer. Maverick becomes her partner in crime, helping her along the way.
It's very powerful story. The book took me by the storm and pulled me in, from the very first page. The characters are very fleshed out, especially Elle and Maverick.Magnetic makes you feel ... a lot. :) For characters, for the tragedy that they both had to overcome, for everything. :)
The writing is beautiful, however at times a bit to descriptive, to the point, that it gets in the way of the flow.
After I've read the book, I've read the Authors story and was blown away by the fact, that it was inspired by true life tragedy. It's amazing how something so horrid, can be inspiration to such a beautiful story. :)
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