Brilliance Audio. Feb. 2022. 7:36 hrs. ISBN 9781713614685. $25.99. THRILLER
Lydia Coletto’s young life as a newlywed takes a tragic turn when she is abducted and held for nine years in seclusion, where she suffers from isolation and physical and psychological abuse. Miraculously, she escapes and begins the process of reclaiming her life. Her husband, Luca, has remarried, so when Lydia shows up on his doorstep, and his pregnant wife answers the door, it appears there will be no going back to the life she once had. Lydia’s plans are not clear, and it seems she only wants to find her way back into the sort of life that she had before her abduction, while also exposing the monster who perpetrated crimes against her. Luca’s wife plays a key role in reintroducing Lydia to what could be a normal life, but she clearly sees Lydia’s existence as a threat to her life with Luca and their small, growing family. Jane Oppenheimer voices all characters well, except for Lydia, who has no inflection that reflects her anger at what she endured for nine years.
VERDICT Recommended for fans of twisty thrillers.
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