The Nine Minutes Trilogy
On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon is abducted from a convenience store in Fort Lauderdale by a member of one of the most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs in South Florida.
From that moment on, her life is forever changed. She gets a new name, a new identity and a new life in the midst of the gang’s base on the edge of the Florida Everglades—a frightening, rough and violent world much like the swamps themselves, where everyone has an alias and loyalty is tantamount to survival.
And at the center of it all is the gang’s leader, Grizz: massive, ruggedly handsome, terrifying and somehow, when it comes to Ginny, tender. She becomes his obsession and the one true love of his life.
So begins a tale of emotional obsession and manipulation, of a young woman ripped from everything she knows and forced to lean on the one person who provides attention, affection and care: her captor. Precocious and intelligent, but still very much a teenager, Ginny struggles to adapt to her existence, initially fighting and then coming to terms with her captivity.
Will she be rescued? Will she escape? Will she get out alive—or get out at all? Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel, filled with mystery, romance and unexpected turns, Nine Minutes takes readers into the world of one motorcycle gang and inside the heart of a young girl, whose abduction brought about its fall.
“A story about a man who has loved me from the very beginning, from the first glance. The man who always was and still is my soul mate.”
This book blew my mind!!!! Wow!
Beth Flynn created something truly spectacular with this book. Clever, gritty, and full of twists and turns. Damn! It was good.
Every character was fantastic, no matter how big or small their role. I felt like I knew them all. The world building was unparalleled. I felt like I was there, sitting around the fire with the gang. They were family, but you could never fully trust anyone and I felt that. The complexity of Grizz’s character was sheer brilliance.
“Who was this person who could hack a man to pieces one day and save a kitten the next?”
This book left me with a serious book hangover. I was dying for book two! I wanted to be back in book one. But after reading Nine Minutes, you know you can never go back. And more so, I knew that everything I just read was subject to change. Everything I learned and believed may or may not be real. Go ahead and buy all the books now, because you won’t be able stop once you start.
5 extraordinary stars and pair it with dirty glass of whiskey. Cheers!