Mounting the Whaleby Published 05 Dec 2013
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The self-made and affluent Pierce family is hurled into a seamy kidnapping plot when they receive a text message from Janine—the most troubled of all the Pierce children.
Cartel got me, tell mom
The siblings, drowning in their own problems, are forced to focus on the task at hand: a half-cocked rescue mission that involves a borrowed yacht, a favor from a notorious drug kingpin, and a shocking reunion none of them expected.
When the family decides to sneak into Mexico, mother Cybil is forced to deal with a rival CEO whom she’s developed feelings for in secret. Her only son, Tom, is willing to risk bodily harm to save Janine while his other sisters, Carlyle and Valerie, suspect that the kidnapping is less than legitimate.
The long sea voyage tests the limits of the family’s already frail bonds. Dark secrets of infertility, drugs, gambling and extreme taxidermy begin to float to the surface. But nothing compares to what they begin to learn about their missing sister.
If they’re going to make it out alive, they have to recognize they're fighting the same battles and facing life’s greatest challenges: love, loneliness, and the struggle to find a place in the world.
"Mounting the Whale" Reviews
Colleen McCarty is now on tour with CLP Blog Tours and Mounting the Whale
When I first read the synopsis, I’ll be honest – I was a little hesitant about this one. It seemed pretty far-fetched, and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to connect to the story at all. Well those fears were put to rest pretty quickly after reading just the first few chapters. The writing is terrific and the storyline just sucks you in. What I ended up liking most about this book is actually what I feared I would dislike – the crazy plot. Whenever I was reading I was completely absorbed in the book because it took me out of whatever it was I was doing and made me fall into the world of these characters. I saw another review saying this book read like a movie in your mind, and I absolutely agree with that. Terrific fiction read!
i totally loved it! fast-paced and a great story.
I had a hard time getting into the book, but after I made it through this first few chapters I realized that this book was a little more than I was expecting - it was quirky. It is about family coming together to help one another while working through their demons along the way. Each has something to hide from the others and as they continue to try to find their kidnapped sibling, they reveal more and more about their secrets. I found the family to be quite dysfunctional, but overall they are a family that I could empathize with. The book itself is a mixture of comedy and drama with a dash of mystery and romance. It is a look at how people accept things for what they are and not for right and wrong.