”Three Seconds to Rush” by Danielle Steward was on offer as a free e-book and I wasn’t disappointed. It started rather fast, when Tara wakes up in a hospital and is told that she overdosed on heroin and was rescued just in time by a policeman. She is also informed that her son, who is only a toddler, was found in a the parking lot of a supermarket nearby, left alone in cold temperatures. She is shocked as she insist that she doesn’t do drugs and would never have abandoned her son. The police officers and child protective services are not convinced, especially after they find out that the father of the child died of an overdose.
Tara is determined to get Wylie back but she is starting to realise it may not be that simple. Out of her despair she calls the only person she can think of who may be able to help. Her long lost childhood friend Reid is a lawyer now, and she hopes he still remembers her. It takes Tara a while to convince him to listen to her, the high hopes she had of him burning out with his reluctance to take on her case. He finally agrees but his skepticism he seems to have developed during the years as an attorney, puts her off when he insists that she should plea guilty in order to be able to hopefully see her son again after she has proven that she is fit to look after Wylie again. Reid is adamant when she tries to refer to their common memories from their childhood. He argues that she has no chance of winning the case if she pleas not guilty of the felony charges of child endangerment. Eventually he gives in though reluctantly and decides to follow with her not guilty plea, but deep down he doesn’t seem to believe her. Her chances are looking even less likely when the estranged but resourceful and wealthy parents in law step in and are up for a battle as they demand full custody of Wylie.
I have to say that before I reached the final chapters I kind of guessed the bits of the books that were meant to be kept as a mystery, but I often do, there are hardly any books that are so unpredictable that they keep the reader completely in the dark, it is more of a wonder as to which way will the book go. Nevertheless I enjoyed the read and am granting it 3 snails, turtles or rabbits.
Snails, turtles or rabbits rating
– one of the best books I read
– good read
– disappointed, I thought it was going to be better
– don’t waste your time