“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Friday, 1 November 2013
Eleven Hours by Paullina Simons
This book had me afraid for the
Didi the main character and reading it before the story really unfolded had me
feeling uneasy! I knew the worse was to come.
She is nine months pregnant and goes off in the noonday heat of Dallas to do
some last minute shopping. She is approached while in the cool of the shopping
mall by a pleasant young man, who asked could he help her with her bags;
although he looks quite innocuous, she has a feeling of unease about him and
says no. But because she thinks he is following her she phones her husband to
meet early for lunch, of course like all hubbys when you need them their phones
are on answer machine.
Back out in the scorching heat of the day in the parking lot, she hears a voice
behind her and the nightmare begins.
The book is written with each alternate chapter about Didi and her abductor and
then her husband Rich and the FBI man who informs Rich in situations like this
only 20% of victims are found alive.
This is a real page-turner and I stayed up till the early hours to finish it!
I am certainly going to look out the other two books written by this author in
my library, A thrilling frightening read!!