The first scene is intriguing enough to keep me reading - because now I'd like to know if they found Jimmy and whether they all got out safely.

Normally, from the blurb you posted originally, I wouldn't have bought the book because I'm not into the genres I see there - which seem to be romance, action-adventure, mystery, and suspense-thriller . . . something like that. However I probably would like to read the book in a critique group or ... well, every year I participate in the PopSugar Reading Challenge, and if I chose this book for one of their prompts, I'd read it. The challenge gets me outside my normal genre preferences and I read a lot of good books I otherwise probably wouldn't have ever read.