Title: Otherwise Unharmed
Author: Shay Savage
First published December 3, 2013
339 pages, Kindle Edition
After serving as a military hero, Evan Arden finds himself in a Chicago jail for a crime he never committed. His sleep-deprived psychosis and PTSD are only alleviated by Lia Antonio, the woman he saved from the desert the previous year.
Evan is determined to get Lia and himself out of harm’s way, but leaving the mafia is never easy. As Evan faces a three-way mob war and the feds, he must throw himself into another war-zone to make things right.
With his keen observation skills and intelligence, he tries to stay one step ahead of his former co-workers, but this time, it’s not just his life on the line. Evan must protect Lia from the man who once called him son.
With danger lurking around every corner, Evan must navigate through a deadly game to ensure that they both make it out alive.
About the Author
Meet Shay Savage, an accomplished independent author hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio. When she’s not busy writing, she loves spending time with her family and her beloved pets.
Shay also has a talent for public speaking, having earned the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. In her free time, you’ll find her off-roading in her big, yellow Jeep, indulging in science fiction in all its forms, and enjoying a good game of soccer.
With a degree in psychology, Shay brings a wealth of knowledge to her writing, creating deeply flawed characters that readers can connect with on a personal level. As she says, “It’s my job to make you FEEL.
That doesn’t always mean you’ll feel good, but I want my readers to be connected enough to my characters to care.”
Shay’s books cover a wide variety of topics and sub-genres, featuring characters from various walks of life, from cavemen to addicts to hitmen. Despite their flaws, readers find themselves falling for these seemingly irredeemable characters.
So, if you’re looking for a gripping read that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Shay Savage is the author for you!
Shay Savage’s Otherwise Unharmed is a riveting novel that takes readers into the mind of a woman struggling to survive after a traumatic event. Published in 2013, the book explores the themes of trauma, survival, and self-discovery, making it a must-read for fans of psychological thrillers and drama.
The story follows Elizabeth Parker, a successful businesswoman who is abducted and held captive for four months by a man who wants to punish her for her father’s misdeeds. Although she manages to escape, Elizabeth is left with deep emotional scars and struggles to readjust to her old life.
Through her journey, readers witness her transformation as she learns to cope with her trauma and confront her demons.
Savage’s writing style is sharp and engaging, drawing readers into Elizabeth’s world with vivid descriptions and intricate character development. The pacing of the story is well-balanced, with moments of intense action and introspection that keep the reader engaged throughout.
The book is also notable for its exploration of complex social issues, including the long-lasting effects of trauma and the power dynamics of gender.
One of the book’s greatest strengths is its portrayal of Elizabeth as a multidimensional character. She is not just a victim but a survivor, and her journey is marked by moments of resilience, vulnerability, and growth.
The other characters in the book, including Elizabeth’s family and the man who abducted her, are also well-drawn and add depth to the story.
However, the book is not without its flaws. Some readers may find the plot predictable, and the ending may leave some questions unanswered.
Additionally, the book does contain some graphic descriptions of violence and sexual assault, which may be triggering for some readers.
Despite these limitations, Otherwise Unharmed is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that offers a unique perspective on the aftermath of trauma. Fans of psychological thrillers and character-driven dramas will find much to love in this book.
Overall, I would give Otherwise Unharmed a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, based on its compelling characters, engaging writing style, and complex themes.