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Meet Elmore Ackerman. He idolizes Sarah Roberts from afar, and has done so for more than five years. He has studied her pictures, memorized her news clippings and now waits in the dark for the day when he can make Sarah his hostage.A steel cage waits for Sarah, where Elmore has practiced what he will do to her. The other girls he has practiced with now lay discarded, burieMeet Elmore Ackerman. He idolizes Sarah Roberts from afar, and has done so for more than five years. He has studied her pictures, memorized her news clippings and now waits in the dark for the day when he can make Sarah his hostage.A steel cage waits for Sarah, where Elmore has practiced what he will do to her. The other girls he has practiced with now lay discarded, buried about his property. He keeps their fingernails and toenails to roll between his teeth, to savor their strength, to feel the nails weaken and give in, just as his victims do.Elmore has a plan for Sarah, and she walks right into his trap.Sarah Roberts is his hostage and no one knows where they are.In Sarah Roberts Book Four, The Hostage, Sarah is in a fight not just for her freedom, but also her life....

Title : The Hostage
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ISBN : 9781927404058
Format Type : Audio Book
Number of Pages : 278 Pages
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The Hostage Reviews

  • Trev Twinem
    2019-04-03 04:38

    What really annoyed me about this kindle edition of The Hostage was that 77% into the action the story abruptly ends and we are invited to sample the next kindle sensation from Jonas Saul! The Hostage was left with no conclusive ending, Sarah Roberts was incarcerated deep within a concrete stronghold with no visible means of escape. Now I can understand the story concluding in this manner if the story had reached a natural ending but to interupt the action at this early stage was somewhat unfair. The Hostage reads like a B movie, think Bruce Willis in Diehard..but notched up a few degrees :) The continuous and unrelenting action is the main focus and this renders the characters somewhat wooden and shallow but still makes for pleasant and fun reading if escapism is more appealing to you than character develpment or literary intent.

  • Rhonda
    2019-04-19 23:51

    I love this series. Sarah Roberts is a great character. The Hostage was a tightly written, fast-paced thriller. This book also brings Sarah together with Drake Bellamy - another of Saul's wonderful characters. I look forward to reading the next book in the series to see if and how their relationship progresses. Note: Even though the books stand alone, I'd suggest reading them in order so you can see Sarah's growth as she learns to use the gift she was given and becomes stronger and more capable in each book. And this book - while the main mystery is resolved - leaves you with a cliffhanger. Mr. Saul seems to have started his next book here and left us hanging. Looks like it's going to be good! For those of us who love the series and are likely to read the next, it's not a problem. However, this probably isn't the one you want to start with.

  • Resse
    2019-04-17 04:39

    so I got this book from the free section on my kindle fire and I fell in love with the author. so now I'm going to buy the whole collection. the Protagonist was good I was happy to find that she was strong and didn't need a man to run after she was a strong (b****) anyways what I didn't understand was why the American government was so damn evil like chasing her and wanting to hurt her for her ability. well everyone should read his book

  • Joan
    2019-04-16 21:42

    I won't rate this, though I didn't like it. I couldn't make any sense of what was happening, but that is probably because I picked it up as a freebie and didn't realise it was the fourth in a series. (If an author wants to get a reader interested in a series, why don't they give the first book away instead?) I wasn't enamoured with any of the characters and the writing is sloppy.

  • Melissa Guzman
    2019-04-03 04:34

    This book was the best so far of the series. Each book seems to get better and better. Super faced faced, I couldn't put it down. I love the way the characters continue to unfold in each novel. Now on to The Victim!

  • Heidi
    2019-04-22 21:45

    fast paced action didn't know it was book 4 in a series. great book!

  • Sherrie
    2019-04-14 03:32

    Loved it. Have read all 3 previous now pls tell me does he have book 5. Trying to find out. Is it the kill. Wished it would say on books

  • Megan
    2019-04-14 02:27

    looooved it

  • Don
    2019-04-12 01:37

    Science FictionThe Hostage. Went from 5 stars to 1 due to the believable factor. Great characters, fast action and good plots. However, the believable factor plays a lot in my evaluation for any novel that is not science fiction. A small group of American quasi-government employees that can voluntarily get a foreign airline to divert a non-stop overseas flight bound for Toronto, to Chicago, for one lone female passenger, is absolutely unbelievable. Then replacing the leader of that group with another one that murders those who don't live up to expectations is nothing but shallow writing. Also having a criminal target rolling around, in his mouth, finger and toe nail cuttings of his victims is not only sickening, but also unbelievable. When one Advil is sufficient, why would any author have his lead character, a young small woman, take six. How utterly stupid and irresponsible. And I knew, the second she felt stitches in her neck that they placed a tracer in her neck. You would think a character who was suspicious of everything in every novel she is in would have instantly known this. Author had to place outright lies in this story claiming in general, that women are abused, women are paid less with same job as men, and all around it is just horrific to be a woman. What garbage!! Hope the next novel reverts back to fiction from the science fiction that now plagues the storyline.

  • Penny
    2019-04-08 21:57

    GoodThis is a good read but has a very abrupt Cliff hanger ending! I'm not crazy about that kind of end but if it doesn't bother you....

  • Nena Melendez
    2019-04-10 02:28

    Really good book I read 5 of the Sarah Roberts series and yes would recommend to anyone. Thanks Jonas saul

  • Kathy
    2019-04-06 03:51

    What I love about the Sarah Roberts books are that they grab you from the first page and don't let go until the end. Another excellent book.

  • Sal
    2019-04-19 03:46

    Disjointed messThis book is extremely hard to follow. There is never a good explanation as to what is happening or who the characters are. Won't be purchasing anymore.

  • Pierre Sr.
    2019-04-15 01:38

    I was fully into this thriller, from the first chapter until the very end... which doesn't quite end, actually. This is in fact the sequel to book 3: "The Crypt", a previous Sarah Roberts adventure. In which the author sets up the plate for the following book. I like that, but being curious and wanting to know what happens, plays on my patience... :)The Hostage begins with Sarah being kidnapped on the plane, as her flight to Toronto actually lands in Chicago! The US Government's secret project is still after her for her psychic abilities! But Sarah was on her way to save a man's life in Toronto! So being held hostage in Chicago really fucks her plans.She will do whatever possible to break loose and eventually get to Canada, but once in Toronto, there is still another crackpot who would like to have Sarah Roberts all to himself...This book is packed with action and you'll want to read on, and on, as the story develops. It is well written, easy to understand, even for a Frenchie like myself! So don't hesitate to get a copy of this book if you enjoy the Sarah Roberts adventures. Hats off to monsieur Jonas Saul for another great book!

  • Joan
    2019-04-10 01:57

    I guess this must be another self-published freebie kindle book I got from Amazon. After reading about 1/3 of it, I decided not to waste any more time. This book is written in the style of a 10-year-old - constant grammatical errors, confusing sentences, and whole paragraphs that simply make no sense. The constant verb-tense confusion make the action impossible to follow ("It had always been that way and always will be." "I cannot be held without being charged and since I've done nothing wrong, tell me what this is all about." There are frequent adjectives used as adverbs and transitive verbs used without objects. What does "model-stunning gorgeous" mean? And what about "He slammed something on the top hard enough to flare her head."? And the author uses the verb "sat" very strangely. One example: "Inside sat a series of pictures." And what does this sentence mean? "A simple murder cover-up is the next face on a milk carton, filed as a missing persons indefinitely." Is there a thought there at all? After reading about 1/3 of the book, I still had not identified any plot.

  • Lbousson
    2019-04-23 04:52

    Book #4 in Sarah RobertsNote: The theme of this book is very violent and is not intended for young adults, or sensitive readers. The themes in this book are intense and if these bother you, I strongly suggest you don't read this book.This is the creepiest book yet in the series, and I almost stopped reading it completely. But I got myself in a better state of mind and pulled through. Sarah is in the fight or her life, and she knows it. But what a obsessed fan doesn't know is that she is going to take him down, one way or another. But, does this mean the end of Sarah Roberts?As previously mentioned: this is a strongly violent book. A reader absolutely needs to be in the right state of mind for it. But once I realized that Sarah has survived worse, I was much better in reading it. Definitely not a re-read book. Eeek!Lower three stars for the plot content.

  • Linda Branich
    2019-04-10 00:52

    The softer, Girl Next Door, do-gooder Sarah Roberts is back in this book. Her personality fits her mission better in this book. Gone is the super- tough, foul-mouthed, overly aggressive character of The Crypt.Sarah is an automatic writer. Her sister, Vivian, who was raped and murdered when she was a young child, is the one who communicates with her, giving her instructions to save people from disaster and death. Eventially Vivian and Sarah defeat Vivian's murder, and Sarah wonders if that will be the end of Vivian's communication.In this novel, Sarah's assignment takes her to Toronto, and the person she is supposed to help/rescue is drake Bellamy, a character in another book.Some of the lines are cheesy, and Sarah's thoughts toward/about Drake turn romantic and sexual when they are being shot at and running away from the bad guys, which is also a bit cheesy. all in all, this was a much better book than the Crypt and I will continue to read the series.

  • Kerri Harris
    2019-03-28 02:51

    I am so enjoying the Sarah Roberts series. I came upon this author by accident while looking for another author with a similar name. I read the first book in this series and was hooked! I am currently on book five and have put all other books aside to read the series in its entirety. Sarah is a strong and determined woman who has a lot of difficulty being comfortable with herself and discovering who she is. I enjoy watching her grow and accept her role in her world. I only have one complaint, and that I feel like we (the readers) missed out on the experience of all the training she received that helped her to adapt to the dangers that follow her in each book. Otherwise the series is a page turner. I don't want to stop!

  • Sally Malkowski
    2019-03-27 02:53

    Book four in the Sarah Roberts series introduces a love interest for Sarah, causing a mellowing (of sorts) to the gritty/no holds barred persona of the heroine. This series is fast moving and entertaining. Doubtful you will figure out the ending until ... the end.IMO, Jonas Saul is a successful self published author. Is it "grammatically" perfect? Probably not. Does it have uploading glitches? Possibly. Is it worth the read? You betcha, if you like action/thrillers!Readers of this genre will benefit financially as his ebooks are available for free (if you're lucky) or for a minimal charge. Authors who read his ebooks can see for themselves that self published works CAN be successful if your story is appealing.

  • J. Ewbank
    2019-04-07 02:33

    Have read and enjoyed many Jonas Saul books. This is probably a good series because this book was a decent read. Unfortunately unlike many series that I have read you need to read the book before and after to fully understand this book, it seems. However, the characters are well sketched out and you know them. The plot is different and threfore interesting. Am not so sure I would continue the series because a superman or superwoman series is not my best thing. Wish I had started the series from the front instead of breaking in on this book because I am probably not doing justice to the whole work.J. Robert Ewbank, author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" and "Wesley's Wars"

  • Mary Lou Webb
    2019-04-06 04:42

    Good story, but...This was my least favorite Sarah Roberts story so far. Although the story was okay, it really felt like just chapters from a much longer book. I prefer clean breaks, such as between books 1 and 2 than stories that ramble from book to book. A trilogy is alright, as the reader knows when a particular storyline will be concluded. In this case, books 2, 3, & 4 all blend together with the next "chapter" coming in the next book. The writing is good and I've invested enough time in Sarah to read another book, but I'm hoping for a different type of ending in the next one.

  • Carol
    2019-04-04 22:49

    7 days to live.Well Sarah is kidnapped by a real physco. He has been in "business" for years; killing young girls to support his used panty business internationally. He's a real dozzie. Sarah has been busy dealing with being over seas and was very anxious to return home to the states and now this. The guy has one thing on his mind and it's not pretty,he has wanted Sarah for years. This poor girl and her friend are in real danger and she has no idea what to do and Vivian isn't helping. The story line continues, another great read. This is a continual series and is an easy read with all sorts of drama.

  • Robyn
    2019-04-17 00:28

    I have received several of these e books for free or for a reduced price from Book Bub. Even though the foul language is unnecessarily excessive at times, the characters are endearing and the plots move along very quickly. I have trouble putting them down once I start. They can be read as stand alone books, but I recommend reading them in order. The main character receives messages from her deceased sister that enable her to protect those in peril and to save herself when she is risking her life to help others. Either they are not very long, or they are quick reads, as I seem to zip through them.

  • Donna
    2019-04-22 01:37

    Jonas Saul continues the story of Sarah Roberts. Once again Sarah is in the crosshairs! I enjoy this author's writing style, his characters are all 3 dimensional. I enjoyed the twists and turns, the surprises, but not the ending. I won't say why, because my disappointment could possibly ruin the ending for someone else. I will leave it up to other's to decide, my disappointment is purely personal! I look forward to reading Book 5 in this series and find out what other trouble Sarah will get herself into.

  • Janet Boyce
    2019-03-27 00:33

    I keep reading the series enjoying it easy to read. but that each book so far has ended with the start of the next book is making them less enjoyable. I am still intrested in the story line but knowing each book is going to end with Sarah in a new predicament has taken the joy out of them as individual books. need to check to see if library has the rest in the series. if they to then cuckoo them all out ar once and binge read my way through the life of Sarah Roberts.

  • Lori Potter
    2019-04-21 05:51

    A new series for me to love! This is the story of Sarah Roberts, an automatic writer, who is led to help those in need or to stop crimes from happening. Sarah gets written messages from her the other side while blacked out. She has learned to follow the directions given and it will save someone or stop a crime. I really enjoyed getting to know Sarah and the rest of the regular characters. The books show Sarah's development as she matures and explores her gift.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-01 05:55

    I liked this book but it wasn't my favorite in the series. I love Sarah, as usual. I just didn't enjoy the way she fell for Drake so fast. I mean she was in love within 10 min of meeting this guy. That's not the Sarah I know and love. She's hard core, cunning, smart but not a love sick puppy. The story was good and had the usual page turning excitement I've come to expect. Overall I enjoyed it, just not my top pick.

  • Lasciel
    2019-04-25 03:57

    to begin with, having not read the rest of the series, I found the main character a little larger than life. Everything happens a little bit quickly and the protagonist maintains her nonchalance through it all. However as I got into the story, this bothered me less and the fast paced nature of the story was highly enjoyable.It still felt a touch fast and underdeveloped, but definitely a fun read.

  • Colette
    2019-03-29 23:40

    I got this as a freebie and didn't realise it was the 4th book in a series. Some series you can read them in any order and it doesn't matter, unfortunately that isn't the case with this book. I enjoyed the book once I understood a little more about the main character but reading this on a Kindle (even though it was a freebie) I felt a little short changed that it ended (quite suddenly) at 77% The rest of the % was filled with a preview of another of the authors book.

  • Linda
    2019-04-01 04:52

    Made the mistake of not reading any of the other Sarah books in the series! This book was great until the ending and then I was really mad!!! Does he end all his books this way? I won't give it away, but if this is a sign of things to come I don't think he will become one of my favorite people to read.It had all the right elements for a great book and then that crappy ending. Sorry. Just finished it and I'm still mad.