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Autumn of Fear

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Autumn of Fear by Glede Bowne Kabongo

An ambitious girl with a promising future, a charming manipulator with a diabolical secret—the truth will destroy them both

When college student Abbie Cooper wakes up in a hospital bed barely alive after a violent assault, her world comes crashing down. She has no memory of the attack or her assailant, and no idea how she ended up in the Emergency Room.

As she grapples with the horrific aftermath, Abbie is determined to uncover the truth about what happened that night. But to catch a monster, she must piece together the events in the weeks leading up to the assault. Why did charming senior Spencer Rossdale take a sudden interest in her, and why did her quiet study group partner Justin Tate want to meet with her alone?

The deeper Abbie digs into the events leading up to that fateful night, the more she unravels a stunning web of lies that stretch back decades. Revealing them will change everything but the truth is the least of Abbie’s problems. A vicious predator is watching her, and he’s willing to kill to protect his secret.

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Author’s Bio

Gledé Browne Kabongo writes intense psychological thrillers—unflinching tales of deception, secrecy, danger and family. She is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of the Fearless Series, Swan Deception, Conspiracy of Silence, and Mark of Deceit. Her love affair with books began as a young girl growing up in the Caribbean, where her town library overlooked the Atlantic Ocean. She was trading books and discussing them with neighbors before Book Clubs became popular.

Gledé holds both an M.S. and B.A. in communications. She was a featured speaker at the 2016 Boston Book Festival and has led workshops on publishing and the craft of writing. She hopes to win an Oscar for screenwriting. Gledé lives outside Boston with her husband and two sons.

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My Review

5 stars

Abbie Cooper wakes up in a hospital bed barely alive. She has been severely beaten and is trying to figure out who did it even though she can’t remember the event. She starts thinking back to the past couple months. Who could have done this? Is it the popular guy that suddenly takes an interest in her? What about the quiet guy in her study group? And who was her secret admirer? Is her best friend Ty involved?

This is a great story that is going to keep you turning pages until you find out who did it. It’s so easy to feel for Abbie, I mean the girl is raped and severely beaten and trying to figure out who did it. You follow along as she remembers the last couple months and tries to puzzle out her attacker. But then there is a twist that I didn’t expect and she has even more thrown on her.

Abbie goes through hell and more. There are things in this story that we really don’t think about when we read the stories of college girls being raped and beaten. It touches the heart and makes this book so much more than just a thriller. It’s a great story and I recommend checking it out. It is the first book that I have read from Kabongo but it won’t be the last one.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Sage’s Reading Room for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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