Whirlwind is definitely a plot driven novel. The opening chapters grab you and toss you into a tornado that falls on the Old Southern Glory FleaMarket in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The reader feels the panic that these people are experiencing, and I found myself holding my breath during much of chapter one. We meet Jenna, who is exploring the market with her young daughter Cassie and five month old Caleb. Jenna begins talking with another young woman, Remy, when the tornado hits. When rescuers reach Jenna and Cassie, Caleb and Remy are nowhere to be found.
Meanwhile, Kate Page, a young reporter from Canton, Ohio, is desperately trying to get hired by the Dallas bureau of Newslead, a global news service. She is in the midst of a three week internship competing with two other young people for the one available position. She is in the right (or wrong) place at the right time and develops a relationship with Jenna.
I find Mofina's style to be quite engaging. His chapters are short and always exciting. I keep saying I will read "just one more chapter" before bed and find myself awake long after I intended to be. This book intertwines several different plots without the confusion that many authors can't seem to avoid.
For those who have never read Rick Mofina before, you are in for a treat, and for those who
have...well here we go again! Enjoy!
Publisher - Harlequin MIRA
Date of Publication - March 25, 2014