Monday, July 12, 2010


by Lucy Christopher

Gemma was just trying to get something to drink at the airport before boarding the plane with her parents.  She just needed a few minutes away from them.  Just a few minutes to be by herself.

And then she wasn't.

He was there.

And through a little clever talking, some preparation, and some drugs in her coffee, he took her.

Now she's trapped in the middle of the Australian desert with this man who seems to know her far too well and she has nowhere to go.  It's just the two of them and the open desert for miles.

All he wants is for her to love him.

All she wants is to get away.

Final thoughts:  This is Gemma's letter to her captor, so it's written in first person.  It takes a little getting used to, but the story is very much worth it.  It's a powerful tale of the effects of Stockholm Syndrome on the victim, and even on the kidnapper.  Well worth the read.

Rating: 4/5

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