"Lily?" My stomach dropped as a tall, dark-haired man stepped into view. Had he been hiding between the trees? "No. Sorry." Gulping, I took a step back. "I'm not Lily." He shook his head, a satisfied grin on his face. "No. You are Lily." "I'm Summer. You have the wrong person."
You utter freak! I could hear my pulse crashing in my ears. How stupid to give him my real name. He continued to stare at me, smiling. It made me feel sick. "You are Lily," he repeated. Before I could blink, he threw his arms forward and grabbed me. I tried to shout, but he clasped his hand over my mouth, muffling my screams. My heart raced. I'm going to die.
For months, Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her - and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out....
©2014 Natasha Preston (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Well written and suspenseful. I actually found myself being more aware of my surroundings as I ventured out alone to start my day. I have to say, however, the ending was just too "heroic." I'd like to see a sequel that reveals the emotional struggles of the protagonist post-survival. Anyone can survive; few people really live. All in all, a great read!
I kept waiting and waiting for a twist to happen. No twists, no surprises. The same thing happens over and over with painful repetitiveness. The narrator sounded as bored as I felt. There was absolutely no suspense. Ending was just as plainly written and bland as the rest of the book. I was thankful when it was over. My worst audiobook choice so far.
The idea for the book is great, but everything else is horrible. the characters don't seem real, and this book is full of deus ex machinas.
Listening to Summer cry all the time got old and I felt the ending was anti-climactic. Half way into it, I just wanted it to be over and was really hoping the ending would save it for me, but it didn't. It wasn't horrible, was just kind of a boring read.
Solid book, I like that the girls were all distinguishable and had their own characters. Clover was the most interesting character he was a mix of Norman Bates, Holden Caulfield, and he Don Quan Killer from Gotham, he's likely one of the creepiest villains I've ever read
I feel like the ending was realistic but kind of flat. Was hoping for more "justice" than just the cops got it and it's over. It makes sense if there was a sequel or series to this book. Like this whole time the girls wanted to "do something to get out" and I feel like it was building up to nothing. Like yeah that's a realistic ending but that doesn't make it a good ending.
Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)
Yes, because you could feel the anger in Clover rise, and the fear in the girls.
Never knowing when he was going to "lose it."
That's a very hard question to answer, everyone has their own style!
Don't Give Up!
Loved this book! Read it in one sitting!
"a monotone narrator"
Sounds like the narrator has just finished learning to read. The story however was good
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