The Prisoner by B.A. Paris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A quick, easy read with a unique hook and some breathtaking suspense, especially in those early chapters. The story starts with a bang when Amelie is kidnapped and held in a completely pitch-black room. The storytelling in these chapters is impressively rich and descriptive, and I could practically feel Amelie’s panic at not only being held against her will, but being unable to see, as well.
These chapters are interspersed with chapters from the past, describing how and why Amelie is kidnapped and how she got into the situation in the first place. I loved the way the story built with the chapters from the past and present eventually colliding in a very satisfying way.
I did feel the secondary characters to be a little wooden and the ending was quite a few chapters of two characters just talking, one asking questions and the other revealing the why’s through dialogue, rather than it being shown throughout the plot. But the story is very enjoyable, a quick, mindless read that kept me entertained.
Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.