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
Gemma steps away from her family just long enough to grab a cup of coffee at the Bangkok airport, when a handsome stranger approaches her. At first, the conversation is flattering and flirty, but turns sinister when the coffee turns out to be drugged. Ty whisks her away to the Australian Outback, far away from any civilization and hope of rescue.
I have feelings about this book. Lots and lots of feelings. This book is so well written that even I as the reader felt a kind of Stockholm Syndrome, right along with Gemma. At first, I was angry and terrified and suspenseful. But the longer Gemma was with Ty, I felt her guard dropping and the strangest thing started to happen. The book almost starts to feel like a romance novel. It’s almost as if Gemma has to keep reminding herself that Ty is a villain and not a hero–which is exactly what he wants.
I particularly loved the parallels that Lucy Christopher drew between the camel and Gemma. She so perfectly built the fences around both of them, then cut it back, taught them to heel and “whoosh.” This is a brilliant, albeit creepy and chilling, book. I couldn’t put it down–it’s one you have to read straight through. I’m adding this to my Must Reads list!