Friday, 10 July 2015




It happened like this. I was stolen from an airport. Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to. Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger. And he expected me to love him.

This is my story.

A letter from nowhere. 

Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? 

The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist - almost.


Where do i even start with a review of a book like this.
OK..i just finished this book and i need to calm down and stop trying to figure out what happens after that.

Well there are two main characters 
1. Gemma
2. TY

Gemma is a 16 year old girl who is drugged and kidnapped by Ty from a coffee shop in an airport and transported to Australia's  desert land.

“Those blue, blue eyes, icy
blue, looking back at me as if I could
warm them up. They’re
pretty powerful, you know, those eyes, pretty beautiful, too.” 

The book was dark from the very beginning, right from the moment Gemma felt Ty looking intently towards her. What you least expect is the guy you found hot and with whom you have coffee at one moment to suddenly have drugged you and steal you from your world right after.

It was insane, i had an instant hatred or rather dislike towards Ty , after all he was a kidnapper. However he was not like a typical kidnapper and never raised his hands on no never ever
Later you come to know that he had been stalking her for the last 10 years.

He keeps her in a house he built in a desert , a desert which is miles away and not even printed in the map. I cannot imagine what Gemma must be going through to wake up and find find herself in this strange land where all you see are huge stretches of sand and scrubs.

As much as i wanted to not like Ty , because i predicted that Gemma would obviously later on fall in love with him, but the author really brought me to like or rather sympathize with his character. His back story and his past life really makes you pity him and understand why he is the way he is now.
Gemma too got that too, maybe Ty's ways were not correct but he wasn't a bad person.

“How long will you keep me?" I asked.
You shrugged. "Forever, of course.” 

What i liked was how Gemma didn't give up fighting for her Freedom, now i wouldn't expect anyone to be kidnapped today and fall in love with the kidnapper the next day. that behaviour is not normal and it would have sucked bad if the story went along that line. Gemma was a real character and she was a strong one too.

Gemma fought hard but later on even she was curious about his life and started to like him and care and feel about him.
Ty really loved her too, i wouldn't give out on how i could come to such a huge conclusion but along the story whatever you get to know about him and all the things he did for Gemma and most importantly whatever he did for her at the end proved that though his ways may have been a bit crooked but his love for Gemma is real a 100%

“And it's hard to hate someone once you understand them.”

 I weirdly could feel a lot of things Gemma was portraying or trying to say as because of the way this story is written. It is beautifully written and each character was shown in full clarity and it was precise, i wasn't at all confused by any section along the story. The world building was so strong that it made me want to go stay in the desert , name roosters as dick and ride on camels. (PS- read the book and you would know why i am referring roosters and camels )

Whether or not Gemma got the Stockholm syndrome, i sure did have it after reading this book.
Stockholm syndrome is basically when the victim starts to like or love the kidnapper.
I hope that Lucy comes out with a sequel as i really want to know the after story on what happens to Gemma and Ty.

I think everyone would love this book.

And let’s face it, you did steal me. But you saved my life too. And somewhere in the middle, you showed me a place so different and beautiful, I can never get it out of my mind. And I can’t get you out of there either. You’re stuck in my brain like my own blood vessels

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