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Review and Giveaway: Trapped by Lillian Duncan September 30, 2019

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About the Book

Book: Trapped

Author: Lillian Duncan

Genre: Romantic Suspense (Christian)/Stand Alone

Release Date: September 27, 2019

TrappedAngelina Matthews has everything—rich, famous and beautiful—until the day she’s kidnapped and trapped in a basement with a madman, wearing only a T-shirt. The dirt is his—the blood is hers. Tormented and tortured, she cries out to God. Help comes in the form of Nate Goodman. When their paths cross months later, Nate discovers Angelina is still trapped—not in a basement but in the memories she can’t escape. Nate knows all about being trapped—and getting un-trapped. As an ex-Chicago cop he’s had his own demons to wrestle, but his faith helped him to move forward. He reaches out to Angelina whose paranoid delusions have her trapped still. But are they delusions?



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About the AuthorLillian-Duncan-238x300.jpg

Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband and a menagerie of pets. After more than 30 years working as a speech pathologist for children, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

Her goal is to write stories that entertain but also demonstrate God’s love for all of us. To learn more about her, visit as well as her devotional blog at


More from Lillian

TRAPPED is my latest suspense novel. And suspenseful, it is! With just the right about of romance to make it even better.

You can’t help but love Nate Goodman—small-town policeman, believer in truth, justice, and Jesus—comes back home to the sleepy town of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio to work because nothing ever happens—until it does.

Angelina Matthews has everything. She’s rich, famous and beautiful until the day she’s kidnapped and trapped in a basement with a madman. Tormented and tortured, she cries out to God.

Help comes in the form of Nate Goodman.

When their paths cross months later, Nate discovers Angelina is still trapped, not in a basement but in the memories she can’t escape. As an ex-Chicago policeman, Nate knows all about being trapped—and getting un-trapped so he reaches out to help. Between the two of them, they have more than their fair share of problems. But that’s what makes the story exciting.

I have a philosophy when it comes to writing. If I find it boring so will the readers! That means I cut out the boring parts and focus on the action. I loved writing this story with all its twists and turns.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, September 28

Babbling Becky L’ Book Impressions, September 28

Livin’ Lit, September 29

Genesis 5020, September 30

Through the Fire Blogs, October 1

Inspires by fiction, October 1

Spoken from the Heart, October 2

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 3

Avid Reader Nurse , October 3

Maureen’s Musings, October 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 4

For Him and My Family, October 5

CarpeDiem, October 6

Blogging With Carol, October 6

Bigreadersite , October 7

Betti Mace, October 7

Texas Book-aholic, October 8

janicesbookreviews, October 9

Inklings and notions , October 9

Mary Hake, October 10

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, October 10

A Reader’s Brain, October 11


To celebrate her tour, Lillian is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and one of her eBook (readers choice)!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My thoughts:

This book is full action, something always happening. We open with an action packed scene that is disturbing.

With that being said I didn’t really love this book. I don’t know if it was the style of writing that just didn’t resonant with me or something else. I do know I noticed a phrase that was repeat at least twice on the same page and then later as well, “if you say so.” It just didn’t seem to fit, I even reread it to see what was going on.

Also, when Nate comes to rescue Ange the immediate talk about God seemed fake to me. Most people wouldn’t just jump right into that when they are working and meeting someone they don’t know. But Nate’s faith was very strong.

I still liked this book it just wasn’t a book I loved. As always, these are my opinions and if the book sounds interesting to you I encourage you to read it and form your own opinion.

Grab you copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own. 


9 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Trapped by Lillian Duncan”

  1. Rita Wray Says:

    Sounds like a great book.

  2. Paula Shreckhise Says:

    Looks very interesting. Chicago is close to where I grew up.

  3. Faith Creech Says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! Book looks really good!

  4. Emma Says:

    This sounds like quite an intense book. I’m not sure I’d handle it very well, but it sounds exciting.

  5. James Robert Says:

    Thank you for taking the time to share your terrific book with us. I enjoyed reading about it.

  6. me Says:

    Looking forward to reading this one!

  7. Debbie P Says:

    This book sounds like a really great read.

  8. I don’t like seeing cliches and repetitive phrases in books, either. It makes me think the book wasn’t proofread well.

  9. Melissa Says:

    Love the cover and I love a good suspenseful read.

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