TRAPPED, A novel of suspense


George A Bernstein’s first suspense novel, TRAPPED, Was selected by a small indie publisher as The Next Great American Novel, and went on to become an Amazon Top 100 Novel. If readers and reviewers had one complaint, it was “I couldn’t put it down.” Housework lagged, dogs were not walked, and sleep came many hours after normal. The other most common comment was, “I loved the ending.” One reader wrote she read the Epilogue three times, she enjoyed it so much. Trapped was also a finalist in several writing contests, and was selected as THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL by a small Indie publisher. It quickly became an Amazon Top 100 Novel.


What’s happened to me? I can’t move. I can’t talk. Can’t even wiggle a finger! How can I live like this? No! Gotta survive…

A tragic surgical accident, resulting from an auto crash, leaves beautiful, vibrant Jackee Maren in “Locked-in Syndrome,” completely paralyzed, able to move only her eyes. Jackee is provided a physical therapist, Kevin, who teaches her to communicate by blinking.

But soon she discovers she can sense others thoughts, but hides this talent from all but her young sons, not sure whom she can trust. Listening to the minds around her, she’s shocked to learn both her car and surgical accidents were not accidents, and vows to expose the person who wants her dead before they get a second chance.

Exercising her new psychic ability, Jackee finally realizes who masterminded the accidents but feels helpless to stop them from trying to kill her again.

She doggedly embarks on a psychic plan to not only ensure her boys have a safe future, but to exact retribution on her would-be murderer. Jackee vows not to rest until this villain understands what it is to be TRAPPED! But she must hurry. Her psychic manipulations of the players in her “skit” of revenge are sapping her meager reserves, leaving her with only months to live.

Here’s what several professional reviewers said about TRAPPED

(Five Star) Angie F –Amazon review from: Paperback

George Bernstein has really done a wonderful job with his novel, "Trapped." Imagine if you went in for routine surgery and were trapped in a coma - seemingly unresponsive, but in fact you were fully aware of what was going on around you. Imagine that you find you also have "awoken" with a psychic ability to KNOW how others are feeling. Imagine if you determined that your "accident" was no accident! "Trapped" is a wonderful, gripping thriller that grabs the reader's attention from the first page and refuses to let go.

(Five Star) Ann Snizek Amazon review from: Kindle

Intense is the first word that comes to mind in this story! Bernstein does an amazing job a making you feel the frustration, anger, fear, and determination of Jackee. It took me a little time to understand Jackee's situation, but then I think that is how Bernstein wanted it. After all, it took Jackee some time to understand as well. I didn't feel any slow parts in this story. The only dragging I noticed was it dragging me ever onward. It felt like an edge of your seat read, constantly wanting to know what would happen next and how Jackee would cope. All I can tell you is you MUST read this to find out.

Trapped was an exciting read that I'm sure I will read again. I even plan to buy this in print to have it on my shelf. Thank you George Bernstein for this great book.

(Four Star) -Donna Miller Amazon review from Kindle

This book was recommended to me as a fascinating, quick read. I was somewhat hesitant at first, but once I began the book, I could not put it down. An interesting concept, as you feel you are truly inside the brain of the main character.