Stockholm syndrome: the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with his or her captor.
I’m delighted to be closing the blog tour for The Second Captive alongside Pageturnersnook. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I wanted in, the concept of Stockholm syndrome has always fascinated me and I’m happy to report, James portrayed it brilliantly.
Beth Sutton is eighteen years old when she is abducted. Held prisoner in a basement, she’s dependent on her captor for food, clothes and her very existence. As the months pass, her hatred towards her imprisoner changes to compassion.
But Beth cannot forget that her abductor is also a killer. And she has evidence to prove it…
Then Beth escapes
Can Beth escape from the prison that she has found herself in?
And is there a relationship between love and fear? Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: The Second Captive by Maggie James”
I’ve had this book sitting on my kindle for ages and I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to read it! It was such an enjoyable read, and I love the cover!
Ice Cold Alice: A killer who is as cold as Ice
They thought that they had all the power, until she took it from them.
A killer hunts abusive spouses, blogging about their sins post-kill. Soon the murders and the brazen journaling draws the attention of Police Scotland’s CID.
This killer works with surgical preparation, precision and skill, using a unique weapon of her own and never leaves a trace of evidence behind.
Edinburgh’s DI Kathy McGuire, nearing the end of her career, begins the hunt for the murderer as a media frenzy erupts. But McGuire might have met her match…
What has led this killer to take the law into her own hands?
Is the woman accountable really a cold-hearted killer or a desperate vigilante? Continue reading “Book Review: Ice Cold Alice by C. P. Wilson”
I was checking out on Amazon a week or so ago and in my haste to place my order, I accidentally clicked the ’30-day Amazon Prime trial’ button. At first, I was deeply annoyed, but alas, I’m a member for a month so I thought I’d make use of the ‘borrow a book’ feature, I chose Frailty. Arguably, the best error and decision I’ve made in weeks, as I now have my second five star read of 2017!
How far would you go to protect your family?
Danny and Libby are about to face every parent’s worst nightmare. When eight-year-old Hope Bird disappears without a trace, from the idyllic village where she lives, life for her family will never be the same again. Her parents know she would never have gone off alone and the police have no idea where she is. Then a child’s shoe is discovered and the case takes an unexpected turn. Soon a suspect is identified but this is only the beginning.
Will they ever find Hope?
Frailty is a haunting, gritty, psychological page-turner about the choices we make. Continue reading “Book Review: Frailty by Betsy Reavley”