About the book
Flora Dane is a victim.
Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.
Flora Dane is a survivor.
Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home.
Flora Dane is reckless.
. . . or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.
This book was getting a lot of buzz around it’s release, which made me curious enough to preorder it (which I rarely do). As most of you know, I love this genre of books, and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed! This was a twisted psychological thriller that kept me guessing until the very end. When I thought I had the outcome figured out, the author managed to throw in another twist to prove me wrong. The content of this book is definitely hard to stomach – if you have issues with rape and abduction, this book may not be for you. The author does a really great job of making the reader understand the mind of Flora and the trauma that she suffered, and continues to suffer. I really didn’t know how I should feel about her until the end – I love how the author made me second guess myself over and over. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more books by this author and in this series!
Gardner has proven why she is a go-to author in the suspense genre.
Genre: Suspense, Psychological Thriller
Published: February 2nd 2016 by Dutton
Length: 400 Pages