The Captive By Deborah O’Connor

The Captive By Deborah O’Connor


Hannah knows the cage intimately. Small, the size of a shopping centre parking space. A bed, a basin, a table and chair. A hatch and metal drawer through which to exchange food and other items.

Then there’s him. Always there on the edges of her vision, no matter how hard she tries to block him out.

Every day, the same thoughts run through Hannah’s mind:

What if he speaks to me?
What if he hurts me?
What if he gets out?

My Thoughts:

A very unique story line where criminals rather than going into a prison they are housed in the victims whoever they have wronged home and put inside a cage. They have to be in this cage for the duration of their sentence and only allowed out for certain things. It goes without saying that the criminal will realise what they have done wrong and pay for their sins. Hannah’s husband has died and she is suppose to be having Jem the man that murdered her husband into her home. How can she look at this man as he has taken away her husband from her but not all is as it seems. As they continue living alongside each other, Hannah learns more things that she never could imagine. There are several twists in this book, a couple of them I did guess but it is a very unique story line and feels very fresh, one that made me think what I would do in Hannah’s situation. I think the storyline has been well executed and written well. One that will stay with me.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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