At first, I was going to give “The Rescue” by Nicholas Sparks four stars; however, after reading the author’s note, his words tipped the scale to five stars.
Taylor McAden had lived with his demon ever since he was a child, and he fed his demon every day of his life. When he first met Denise Holton, the victim of a car accident, his life began to change. After pulling her from the car, she began screaming frantically that they had to find her son who seemed to have escaped the car and disappeared. After the ambulance took Denise off to the hospital, Taylor became part of a search and rescue team to find the little boy, Kyle. But, there was a problem – Denise informed the rescue team that Kyle wouldn’t answer to his name due to a speech problem.
Kyle was found, after hours of searching, and it was due to Taylor’s intuitions after talking to Denise. An instant bond was formed between Taylor and Kyle. Over the next bit of time, Taylor bumped into Denise and a relationship began to form. His friends worried, though, because they had seen Taylor in action before – they worried that he would leave Denise when things became too serious because Taylor had never been able to totally commit to anyone before. He would rescue someone, then leave them when the fire started heating up!
It became evident, after he took Denise to his best friend’s house for a BBQ – Taylor changed – he began to withdraw. Denise was confused and furious at the same time. How dare he do this to her! But, especially, how dare he hurt her son Kyle who hero worshiped Taylor.
In the end, the truth must come out about Taylor’s demon – it will be the only thing that will save them all! The Rescue is a great read – make sure you have a box of tissues by your side – you will need them.