Taken prisoner by a ruthless group of anarchists deep in the Cambodian jungle, anthropologist Jocelyn Hewitt is isolated in a dark prison cell. She is without chance of rescue and without hope. Until the man in the next cell reaches out to let her know she's not as alone as she thinks.
CIA agent Oliver Shaw has been held prisoner for over two years. Forced to witness the brutal torture and slow murder of his entire team, his spirit is not just broken, it's crushed. He no longer believes in hope. Until he hears Jocelyn through the wall, and suddenly feels like a glimpse of light is trying to reach in...
Jocelyn's heart aches for the tortured man whose presence and voice give her the courage to risk their escape. But first she'll have to remind Oliver who he once was, what he once loved, and bring him back to life. Only then will they have a chance for freedom - and the kind of love neither ever thought possible.
©2012 Cynthia Justlin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
It was a good read!!! Even though, at least to me, it was more on the darker side. Being taken prisoner in the Cambodian jungle after her entire team is murdered in front of her, Jocelyn's story unfolds as to why this has happened. There's a sub-plot with Jocelyn's dad. And we get to see how that's played out. A little bit of a mystery amongst the story. After being thrown in the cell, she meets CIA agent, Oliver Shaw, who's already been there for 2 years and has seen his entire team tortured and murdered. He's pretty broken. And who can blame him. He's endured some pretty heavy stuff. You get to see how they both deal with their capture and torture. See how Jocelyn helps Oliver overcome his utter broken spirit. And how they come to love each other, and eventually get free. . It's not one of those "light" reads, yet it's not ubber intense either. You get your happy ending. :)
What an excellent written book! This story was intriguing, romantic, and had substance. I hope Audible is able to get more of Cynthia Justlin's books. The narrator is fantastic! Would love to hear more.
I feel like book readers are like verbal actors, in order for the story to be great the read has to portray all of the characters emotions and characteristics.i feel this reader did not do the book justice. She read the whole book in what felt like a semi whisper. Even the parts where the book clearly says Someone shouted or got frustrated she read it in a soft meek voice. It annoyed me so much.
I’m trying to make it through, but the voice of the heroine is so hesitant it’s annoying. Maybe I am just not in the mood for this book. So I am going to put it aside until later. When the voice is narrating the story, it actually is pretty good. The hero's voice is good. Or maybe it’s the character of the Jocelyn that's the problem. She is annoying! Even when she is telling someone to stay away from her.....her voice has this freakin', annoying tremble. Can she not talk above a whisper? Like a historical heroine on the verge of a swoon! And after being so determined to escape, at the first real chance to escape she says, “Oh no, you go I trust you to come back and get me.” What the hell?!
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