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Publisher: PublishAmerica, Inc.
Release Date: June, 2002
ISBN: 1588517950
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Suspense
Reviewer: Nancy Mehl
Reviewer Notes: Some explicit material and language. Sensitive subject matter.
Reviewer Nancy Mehl is the author of Graven Images"and Sinner's Song.

Undo the Deed
By Adam-Michael James  

     Amanda Grant is tired of the abuse. Her father, Matthew, has held her family in a prison of terror for as long as she can remember. One night, after a particularly violent episode, she escapes from her house and drives away into the darkness. She is seeking safety--somewhere that will provide protection. But she ends up in a place she never planned to go: the past.

     Amanda’s 1987 life turns into 1965 and she’s smack dab in the middle of her parent’s teenage years--with a chance to see how her father turned into a brute and her mother turned into someone who allows him to hurt her.

     After being rescued from the remains of a car wreck, Amanda meets Neil, a teacher at the local high school, as well as another traveler from the future. Neil has been sent back also, but now the question is why? Why have they been catapulted backward into time? Have their paths crossed for a reason? And what can Amanda learn that can change her life and that of her father? Her meeting with Matthew takes a wild turn when she meets him as an abused and frightened young man who evokes feelings in her that she never dreamed she could experience for her father. Time and emotions are turned upside down in this sensitive and captivating tale that exposes the underbelly of familial abuse.

     Adam-Michael James has presented an unlikely but intriguing story that won’t go exactly where you think it will--or even where you might want it to go. But you’ll be glad you took the ride. His thoughtful presentation of the issues of abuse will stay with you long after you put this book down.

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