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I have watched her from afar since the day she was born. I knew from the moment my eyes spied her that she was the one - the one I needed, the one I have searched for so very long. My careful planning and sacrifices would all be worth it when she was finally mine. She will not disappoint me like the others, for she is precious.

Betrayed, taken, confused, and almost utterly alone, six-year-old Amber Rose struggles against her kidnapper. A man she once called a friend is now her deranged keeper.

Stripped of anything resembling normal and locked in a room, Amber struggles in a physical and psychological war with her kidnapper and with herself, as the abuse and manipulation for control begin.

The case of Amber Rose hits too close to home for Police Captain Charles Milton, bringing out an obsessive need to bring Amber home no matter what the cost to himself or others.

But will his determination be enough to find her in time?

©2020 James Fuller (P)2020 James Fuller

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This story broke my heart yet I loved it!

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Precious Amber is an experience. It broke my heart, yet I loved it.

Although not for everyone, I truly adored this story. Featuring the darker side of humanity, Precious Amber focuses on gritty topics including child abduction, murder, and rape.

Despite all of the evil, Precious Amber also contains threads of hope woven throughout the tale. Told through the eyes of Amber herself, the local police chief, and in rare instances, her abductor, this story shows you all angles of this tragedy that happens far too often.

The author did a fantastic job with this delicate topic, portraying everyone’s POV’s accurately and realistically. I was instantly drawn into this story and I couldn’t put it down until it was over. I will definitely be reading more by this author ASAP.

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Listened in one night!

Precious Amber is an exceptionally visceral story that toes the line in several areas without taking the actual leap.

It starts with our main gal Amber waiting for her father to come home. It’s a scene that plays out everyday in reality, which makes it all the more jarring to the reader to learn that Amber is being watched. In fact, she has always been watched.

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. And this novel really drives home that terror. Amber’s parents are not neglectful in any way. They are every adult who struggles to balance home and the drudgeries of work. They are well liked, and well known in their community. They have instilled in their daughter to not go off with strangers. They have done everything right.

The first part of the novel throws all of that out the window, and it is no stranger who Amber walks off with. A gut punch to any reader who is also a parent.

The reader is also able to follow the investigation’s ups and downs through the eyes of the police. A very flawed Captain who has his own demons that propel him through the case. He runs down every lead, willing to sacrifice everything to bring Amber home. All because he will not lose another little girl.

The view of the kidnapper is very hard to write without falling into some very cliched pitfalls. Precious Amber is one of the few novels that manages to avoid these pitfalls. The reader follows his trains of thought, how he is utterly convinced that he is taking care of his little girls. Sure it’s all mind games, and he even knows it, but there are times when even HE is convinced. To be able to lead the reader through that kind of journey takes an expert writer. In this, the reader would find very few flaws, if any.

Maria Huard was the PERFECT voice for this story. Because ultimately this story isn’t about a kidnapper, or any of the adults. It’s about a little girl who got thrown into a very dark situation, and grew into a being of strength and determination.

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A jewel of a story!

Precious Amber is the story of a kidnapping. There aren't any surprising twists, no elements of fantasy or scipfi. Just a kidnapping... but the insightful look into the sick mindset of the culprit, the anguish of the parents, the torment and pressure of the police involved is solving the case, and the panic and pain of the victims combine to tell a gripping, compelling story. The suspense built from the opening credits, except for a minor letdown at the end, where the conclusion was inevitable. The pacing of the story, the changes between points-of-view, was perfect. As soon as I wanted to know what was going through a character's thoughts, the story turned to them. It was almost as though I was in control of the story.

The audiobook medium is fraught with misreadings, mispronunciations, and production errors, and Precious Amber has its share of these. Despite that, I urge people to read, or listen to, this book if they enjoy crime novels, or if they're curious about about some of the feelings people go through during a kidnapping.

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Narration by Maria Huard Excellent

First time listener, Maria Huard reading of this story was Fabulous. Could not wait too hear more each day. Character voices made it so real as if I was the vidiographer filming. Was not quite sure how the ending would take place so I won't give it away. Look forward to your next project Maria! Thank you

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Every parent's worst nightmare

This story takes place sometime in the '80s (although there is nothing to indicate that other than the author stating it-some places feel iike the 50's other places feel like the 90's), Amber Rose is kidnapped by her neighbor who is a retired postal carrier. Mr Tealocke (the abductor) is a serial kidnapper, this isn't his first rodeo nor is it Charles Milton's (the chief of police in the small town the Rose's live). Parts of this book are super suspenseful and stomach turning. Maria Huard does a great job with the narration.

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Humans make the scariest monsters

A harrowing story of Alfred Tealock's absolute depravity woven along with the interminable resolve of young Amber Rose. Your heart will no doubt ache for Amber as the tale hits you with gut punch after gut punch while hoping for her ordeal to end.

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Suspenseful and intense.

Could not put this down till it was over. The reader's performance was excellent and not only helped to bring the characters to life but also helped to increase the suspense.

The book inspires outrage at the atrocious acts of a deranged kidnapper. You feel hope for the couragous little girl who never gives up, and you feel the desparation of the police chief in his quest to save her.


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  • 09-03-20

Gripping read

Although it’s a bit shaky in places, Precious Amber is a gripping read and you certainly feel compelled to keep going to find out what happens.

The characterisation is good, although the dialogue felt awkward sometimes, and your desire to see Amber safe in the end is a real driving force. Some of the more sinister scenes made me feel a bit uncomfortable, but they serve well to heighten the tension.