My rating: 5 of 5 stars
You’ve been held captive in one room. You’ve been mentally and physically abused every day since you were sixteen years old. Then, one night, you realise your captor has left the door to your cell unlocked. For the first time in eight years you’re free. This is what happens next.
I found this psychological thriller to be compulsive and page turning. Told from various points of view throughout the book it centres on Lily and Abby Riser, twins who were parted in High School when Lily was abducted and disappeared. Eight years later she returns having been held captive near to her home town. There is a lot of emotional fall out in this book. Really, a lot as you would expect. The repercussions run through the family and their closest loved ones and no one has been left unscathed by this truly horrible crime.
I thoroughly enjoyed this close look at family dynamics as each person finds a way to cope with the crime and its aftermath. The writing was powerful; emotive without being over emotional and repetitive. I will definitely look out for Ms Overton’s next offering.