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Publisher's Summary

A dark, psychological suspense drama with a twist you won't see coming....

Alone. 

As one woman battles to survive the chilling darkness, with long hours of nothing to do but wait in terror for her captor to return, she grapples through obscure dreams and memories of a painful family past.  

After a tumultuous childhood in a broken home, keeping secrets became a way of life for twin sisters Gabby and Olivia and their little sister, Emma. They've all got skeletons in their closets; memories locked away never to see the light of day.  

But after they take divergent paths in life, disaster strikes, and their pasts collide head-on with a mysterious present in this surreal and gripping family drama. The worst has happened, and if they want to find the key to survival and reconciliation, they must learn to let their skeletons out, shake the dust off them, and maybe even let them dance across the floor.  

At turns heartbreaking, dark, and beautiful, The Girl in the Box explores not only the consequences of secrets - even secrets kept out of fear - but also the courage it takes to speak the truth, to let go, and to survive.  

Trigger warning: The content of this novel contains graphic scenes: violence to women, victimization, abduction, and abuse. 

Previously titled: Let Me Go. Fiction: psychological suspense, family drama, stand-alone (no cliff-hangers).

©2013 Lisa L. Akers (P)2018 Lisa L. Akers

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The Girl in the box

I could feel the anguish they experienced through this authors writing. It was heartbreaking and extremely touching. And I enjoyed listening from beginning to end.

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Awesome if you can handle the torture

I enjoyed this book as long as I kept telling myself it was just a story and not real. Not saying that these sadistic people don’t exist but that’s just how I got through it. Definitely kept my attention all the way through.

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Gripping

This is a powerful and disturbing read. This book touches on the real fear every mother has for her daughter. It reminds you to stay vigilant and talk to her about the possibility that this can happen, does happen. Thank you Mrs. Akers.

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Nail biting, edge of your seat writing!!!

If you like suspense, then this is definitely a book for you! This was a tearful, scary look into the childhood to young adult lives of Gabby, Olivia and Emma. These sisters went thru more than most can imagine. Regardless of or perhaps in spite of the tragic childhood, one can become a strong, independent person if you fight for it. Such a well written story!

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Now I know, SHTF first was not the way to read

I read the shtf series first and thought I understood the characters but I was wrong. Lisa was right. (you see that Lisa, "you were right") this series is a lot more complex than I gave her credit for, these characters are a lot more complex than I gave them credit for. Thank you very much and I look forward to reading the other two in the series.

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Needs a different Narrator

Nicole Blessing as a narrator is a joke. Siri has more personality in her voice. If I wasn't so invested in the series (already listened to L.L. Akers' connected SHTF series) I wouldn't have got past the first 2 minutes.
She gets better as the book goes along, but it was difficult to start.

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Touched my soul

I have to admit that I started this book about 6 months ago. It gave me such a horrible case of claustrophobia that I couldn’t stand the thought of it. Just imagining it gave me a terrible sense of foreboding and dread. But I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Every time I would finish a book I was listening to I would scroll down to The Girl in the Box and contemplate picking up where I left off. Finally I bit the bullet and started it from the beginning. These characters are so well thought out it seems like I know each of them personally. Ms. Akers can make me scream in outrage, cry at injustice, sob with joy when things go well, dread when things go well because you know another shoe is going to drop and it will be 10times worse, and yet still laugh as well. Quite a rollercoaster of emotion. Well worth the read!

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This was an outstanding book.

It took me a little longer to get through it, because so much of the abuse and fracturing of the sisters and mother hit me right where I once lived. It was too close for comfort. I haven't cried over a book in a long time, but I sobbed like a baby most of the way through it. The ending certainly caught me by surprise. I wasn't certain who was in the box. Nicole Blessings voice made the read come alive. Thank you for writing such a wonderful story Lisa Akers. I look forward to more from you both.

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captivating story

a thought provoking book with great story line. it was captivating with lots of twists and turns

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I loved this

I loved this book. The characters go through hell and still come out strong. The end of this book is perfect! Kept me engaged the whole time!