“It happened like this.
I was stolen from an airport.
Taken from everything I knew,
everything I was used to.
Taken to sand and heat, dirt
and danger. And he expected
me to love him. This is my story.
A letter from nowhere.”
This book captivated me from page one. It has a very easy, fast flowing writing style to it.
But it didn’t really evoke any strong emotions in me though – no smiling or tears either while I was reading despite being quite riveted to the story. And I found the ending a little anti-climactic. I wish there had been a little bit more to the story.
It really gets you inside the mind of the abductee, Gemma. You go through seeing her deal with the abduction happening, and trying to sort what to do in her predicament, and how she feels about her abductor, Ty.
Its very descriptive and paints a vivid picture in your mind of the desolate Australian outback.
Its not a romance, there is no sex or rape or anything sexual in the story. You really do see that in a messed up way, he did think he was saving her by abducting her.
Its not super long (but not a novella). It took me only a few hours to get through and really keeps you turning the pages.
I’d say in the end, I felt for Ty, a lot even, but I didn’t get Stolkholm Syndrome.
The Ugly Duckling says
Lovely review. I just finished the book and loved Gemma. She is really very strong. I felt for Ty too but that in no way gives him the leave to kidnap Gemma. What he did was wrong! 🙂