Friday, January 31, 2014

MOUNTING THE WHALE by Colleen McCarty



"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. 
Amidst all the chaos, the Pierce family is brought face-to-face with the ugliness of Janine's addictions, the truth about their mother's fortune and the most terrifying question of all: Can you really save someone who doesn't want to be saved?

REVIEW by Terri
*I received an ARC for my honest review*

Some of us can relate to the dysfunction of the Pierce family.  All of the children seem to have major issues with their mother.  The most challenged child of the group, Janine, sends a message to her family telling her that the cartel has her.  She has always left a path of destruction where ever she goes.  At first, they all question if she has really been captured or if she just needed a stint in rehab.

Janine's sister Carlyle and her brother Tom, take off to look for her.  All they know is someone named 'El Toro' has taken her.  Who is this 'El Toro' and why did he take their sister.  

Colleen McCarty has written a hilarious first novel.  The characters and storyline are perfect in this story.  I cannot wait to read further novels by her.  


Author Bio:


Colleen McCarty is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and an entrepreneur. She and her husband own Tulsa restaurant Mod's Coffee and Crepes. She's been featured onEntrepreneur.com, and in the Wall Street Journal. This is her first novel. Though Colleen has ghostwritten books for CEOs and New York Times Bestsellers, this is her first foray into publishing her own work. Colleen lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, daughter and two large dogs. Follow her writing atcolleen-mccarty.com.

Connect with Colleen!
Twitter: @colleen_mccarty

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