What is your worst nightmare? Imagine upon waking, you find yourself bound and freezing cold, with no memory how you came to this place. Slowly, you remember your name. Abigail Deveraux.
Your attacker treats you roughly, with the bare minimum of water and food, leaving your for hours gagged with a wire around your neck. You devise pretty pictures in your mind to help escape the cold. You count the seconds between his visits, grasping for any control possible in your situation. Your jailer taunts you with the names of other girls and the knowledge he'll never be caught because you will never leave.
And then -- you escape! You're whisked to the hospital and tell your story to the police -- but they don't believe you. No one believes your story and even your boyfriend, whom you lived with, had reported you missing. Have you - Abbie - gone completely insane?
"Land of the Living" is a thrilling page-turner as Abbie rewinds and unwinds the past few weeks of her life, even though she has amnesia for time leading up to her abduction. She finds her boyfriend, Terry, only to learn she'd walked out on him weeks ago. She checks in with her job as an office planner, learning she'd stormed out in a rage around the time she broke up with Terry. In an exceedingly awkward moment, Abbie even meets the woman Terry's now dating.
As the one who got away, Abbie knows she's in danger, but who can she trust if no one believes her? How can she convince the police and save herself? What if he's taken another girl? This suspense novel will have you up late at night after double-checking all your doors and windows are locked.
Recommended by Frazier Walker