Great psychological suspense. Hard to put down! It's about a woman, Abbie, who's kidnapped and kept in a building with no knowledge of the identity of the kidnapper. He keeps Abbie in a dark room, blindfolded and disguises his voice when he speaks to her. To make matters worse, Abbie has lost part of her memory. As the kidnapper talks about the other women he's kidnapped, Abbie knows he means to kill her. She manages to escape but no one, including the police, believe she was really kidnapped despite the bruises and cuts on her body. They're not even sure about her memory loss. They think Abbie's ex-boyfriend, Terry, beat her up since he's done it before. Traumatized by this horrible event, Abbie decides that she has to find out who kidnapped her and regain her memory on her own. I found Abbie to be both foolish and a real heroine at the same time. But aren't most fictional heroes foolish in some way? Going places and doing things we'd never imagine ourselves doing. But the author makes Abbie's actions plausible since she's driven by a need to know more about her life. She also wants this man caught not only for what he did to her but she knows he's stalking her and she's afraid he'll also find other women to kidnap and kill. The mystery here centers around Abbie's memory loss which the author has written so excellently about. Highly recommend this book if you want suspense, true to life characters, a well constructed plot and a real page turner overall.
This thriller is top-notch! No one believes that the main character was kidnapped and then escaped, and you can truly feel the frustration and desperation on her part. I enjoyed reading this book!
This book was enthralling...until the end when in my opinion it goes sorta flat. I like this author though and although she should have had a stronger ending, it was still a good story. Told in first person made it creepier.
Chills and page-turning suspense.
Good from beginning to end.
This is another great book from Nicci French! I couldn't wait to read through this book, excellent and really scary!
Nicci French is actually a team of two writers. They srite winners and Land/Living is no exception. Creepy.
after reading 'secret smile' this one was kind of a disappointment, however, it is still worth reading, it is kind of too long and can get bogged down in areas but overall it is a good book