Genre: Realistic Fiction, Mystery, Fast-Paced Thriller
Ria is rich, slim, pretty, popular. If you only knew her at school, you''d think she led a charmed life-and until recently you''d have been right. But her situation has taken a sudden, unfortunate change. Her parents'' seemingly perfect marriage has broken up, and before she''s had a chance to absorb the blow, her beloved father disappears in a plane crash. What''s worse, rumors begin to surface that he may have perpetrated a multimillion-dollar investment scam and everybody-Ria''s mother, her best friends, even her boyfriend-believes them. Ria sees no choice but to take her little brother and run. She vows to keep the memory of her father alive. Soon, though, she begins to wonder: is her memory playing tricks on her-or is he?
Everyone believes Ria's life is perfect. But her seemingly perfect life is crumbling beneath the surface. Her parent's brutal divorce has ended in her dad being kicked out by her mother and her mom a workaholic with no time for her children. It's sickening for Ria. And then suddenly, her father disappears. What's worse is that Ria's father is accused of being a fraud; scheming other people's money, and that maybe his death wasn't an accident. So why was it that Ria's dad forbade her from coming on the trip that ended his life? Ria needs to find out - and quickly, to save her father from everyone's brutal accusations. So she goes on the run with her brother, away from everything she's ever known to save the remnants of her father. But instead she'll find out her father wasn't whom he appeared to be, and she'll have to accept it.
Wow, wow, wow! Orca Soundings is really starting to be one of my favourites in the Orca books. I've read an Orca book before, and it was Branded by Eric Walters, which was just fantastic to say the least. Orca Soundings are starting to seem very interesting as they carry mystery, intrigue, romance, thriller - all my favourite! :) This Orca book carried so much depth, and I was amazed by Vicki Grant. I am definitely going to check her other books as she is a fantastic author. I hope that she continues to write more Orca books, because she is just fantastic. I really loved Ria, and Vicki Grant explained the pain, emotions, and Ria's nonacceptance of her father's death. Ria felt like a real person, and I truly loved that. This book is something that I really recommend readers pick up if they want a story of intrigue, thriller, romance, mystery, etc.
Likes: Ria's realness, Colin and Ria, (spoiler) dad risking everything to save her brother and her, the ending.