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Hostage is about a girl that is kidnapped for witnessing a crime. The kidnapper becomes obsessed with his hostage. And so it begins.
I was hooked for this book from the first page. I love when an author writes in shades of gray and not all black and white. For example, it’s starts at her sweet sixteen party. Her mother pinches her because she is not standing with correct posture. They wouldn’t let her eat because she had to fit into the dress. However, there is a moment where you see real concern coming from mother to daughter and our hero acknowledges that her mother loves her deeply even though she does and says things that she should not.
Another thought that stuck me… my daughter and I were watching Megamind. In my humble opinion, one of the best kid movies ever made. Megamind captures Roxanne Richie, then, before he reveals himself to her, he begins to groom himself. He developed feeling for the girl he continually kidnaps. That reminded me of this book, and the obsession the kidnapper has with the hostage. Brook can really see Stone from the beginning. There is a lack of fear and an understanding that’s beautiful.
Brook and Stone have an immediate connection with eachother, that as the reader, you feel. You feel the accelerated breathing, you feel your heart start to race right along side of them.
This story is compelling, I could not put this book down. The back story of Stone, it breaks your heart. I don’t want to give anything away.
This is a must read. I can not wait for the next book.
I recommend this book whole heartedly.