The Travel Mate

Fiction - Thriller - General
322 Pages
Reviewed on 02/21/2017
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

The Travel Mate (Death In The Caucasus) by J.A. Kalis is a riveting thriller about what can happen when traveling alone through Europe. Sandy arranged a trip to Georgia to go hiking through the mountains and surrounding areas. None of her friends or family could accompany her, so she searched the Internet and found a couple from France to go with her. From the beginning of her departure, Sandy kept her family abreast of her experiences on a daily basis through email, calls, and texts. When there was a sudden silence in communication, and the only correspondence her family had received from Sandy was odd and out of character for her, her family became alarmed. Where is Sandy? Were her companions missing also? If not, where had they gone and why had they not contacted anybody about Sandy's disappearance? Not receiving the help they feel they should be getting from the local authorities, Sandy's father, Patrick, and her sister, Carol, begin combing Europe for her. In their frantic efforts to find Sandy, they unwittingly are being stalked by a sinister predator. Will they also become victims of an international killer?

The Travel Mate (Death In The Caucasus) by J.A. Kalis is a chilling, fast-paced thriller that will make the reader's blood run cold. This story is about how a family makes a frenzied and terrifying journey through the Caucasus mountains in Georgia to southern France, searching for a missing loved one. The main characters, Patrick and Carol, are strong and courageous, if not always thinking straight. To survive, they have to rely on their fortitude, familial love and luck. As their quest progresses, they believe that they may have found the answers to Sandy's disappearance, only to find themselves to be the newest prey of a sadistic psychopath. The storyline starts with a bang, and the suspense continues building until it comes to a heart-stopping finish. After reading this book, I will definitely pause and consider before embarking on a solo journey. I highly recommend this novel to those who are fans of suspense and thrillers; it will hold you enthralled until the spine-tingling conclusion.