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When 18-year-old Kara Jones gets into a car accident on the way home from college, she's left with more than a few bruised ribs, a busted cell phone, and a totaled car. After a slip-up at the hospital, she’s shaken to discover that her family isn't all it seems. And now her mother's strange behavior and willingness to do anything to protect her secrets - including pulling Kara out of school - have Kara floundering in the dark.

Enter Derek Miller, a former classmate who's dealing with family issues of his own. His nerdy charm is too much for Kara to resist, and she's even more amazed when he agrees to help her dig into her mother's past. Together, they investigate her mother's old friends and boyfriends, hoping to discover who Kara really is. Instead, they find disturbing connections to the dark history of Kent State University, and an ever expanding maze of mystery surrounding Kara's birth.

As Kara and Derek chase secrets, she realizes he's the only person she can trust. But as they get closer to the truth, the disturbing answers reveal a web of evil far darker and further-reaching than they'd imagined, leaving Kara to wish she'd never asked the questions in the first place.

©2014 Kate L. Mary (P)2017 Kate L. Mary

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One of the best from Kate L. Mary

This is my third book from Kate L. Mary and honestly the best one so far.

Kate is really great at making realistic characters and Kara is really believable! She isn't perfect(who is really) and makes a lot of mistakes during this book.

When Kara gets into a car accident she gets hits by more than just a tree, she also gets hit by the fact that the man she always thought was her biological father is not. Angry with her mother for hiding the truth all these years, she storms out her house and walks into a bar where she meets Derek. Meets is not the correct term as they both went to the same High School but Kara barely remembers him. A romance blossom. I won't spoil it here because it's better to experience it.

After her perfect family crumbles and her mother refused to say who her biological dad is, Kara and Derek, go on a journey to find out who her biological dad is. There are lots of twists and turn and Kara and Derek's relationship develop as she learns the truth that she might have been better not knowing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Intense!

This book hits the ground running and doesn’t let up. It grabbed my attention from the first sentence and had me ganging on every word until the end. I couldn’t put it down and, I hope there’s a follow up book for these characters. The narration was very well done. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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a great great great story

i loved this book. he was just great... although the 2 main characters where young the story about their life escalated in a very special way...

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Great Story

Family secrets always come out!! I enjoyed the story and Janine Granda did a wonderful job with the narration. I received this audiobook voluntarily from Audiobook Boom in exchange for my unbiased review.

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Great listen!

Loved this book! The story was intriguing and kept me on the edge of my seat. Loved the complex characters. Fantastic narrator, she really captures the emotion of the story. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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collision

this is a great book! Eighteen year old kara jones gets into a accident and that leads to certain things that are family secrects. Are some secrets worth it to remain a secrect or should she have been told the truth long ago?? Or is this fates way to intervene for her to find derek, a nerdy guy in highschool but hot guy after schools whos also dealing with family issues. Can the two of them uncover her family secret and still fall in love? I was given a copy of this audiobook for free by my request and voluntarily left this review!

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Collision

The book was OK, but I found it slow at the beginning. It didn't grab me and it had some slow moments. I did not connect with the main character.
I found the narrator did not voice the emotion so it put me off the book at times.
Others might like this.

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Like the story, not Kara

This would've been a 5 star book for me if I could've liked the main character a bit more. Kara was a little tough to take for most of the book. The plot was good, the writing well done and the narration fantastic. My only complaint is Kara's personality at times.


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Double wow

The narrator of this story is fantastic. The story is good and well executed. Believable characters and story line. Kept me listening to find out the details. Received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

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Family Secrets

Overall I enjoyed this story. Unfortunately, I found the main character to be rather self-absorbed and not very likable. I didn't like the demands that she put on her mother and the way she constantly whined to her boyfriend, who had lost his entire family only a year ago. She definitely came off as pretty insensitive where he was concerned. I also didn't care for the fact that she got drunk way too much, especially when she was only 18. I was glad that she realized just how fortunate she was to have Derek in her life. They turned out to be just what the other needed.

Admittedly, I was caught up in her search for the truth and thought the story was intriguing. When the shocking details were finally revealed, there had been enough hints along the way that I wasn't totally surprised. I could understand why her mother had been keeping such a huge and devastating secret. The truth isn't always pretty.

The narration was one of the highlights of this story and I thought that Janine Granda gave a very good performance. Collision was an entertaining listening experience and I would recommend it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.