The Captive (Hardback)
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The Captive (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 07/01/2021
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Built on the concept of criminals being housed in cells in their victims’ homes, O’Connor’s ingenious thriller fizzes with nerve-jangling suspense and the constant threat of violence. 

Hannah knows the cage intimately. Small, the size of a shopping centre parking space. A bed, a basin, a table and chair. A hatch and metal drawer through which to exchange food and other items. Then there's him. Always there on the edges of her vision, no matter how hard she tries to block him out. Every day, the same thoughts run through Hannah's mind: What if he speaks to me? What if he hurts me? What if he gets out?

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
ISBN: 9781838772659
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 648 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A brilliant, high concept, intensely gripping thriller perfect for fans of THE SILENT PATIENT, THE CAPTIVE will keep you guessing till the very end . . . 'Ingenious. A smart, pacy and highly entertaining thriller.' - T.M. Logan

'Oh my god, its FANTASTIC! Highly original, thrilling and emotional, The Captive is set to be one of the best books of 2021. I ADORED it.' - Jo Spain

'The perfect concept. The perfect execution. The perfect book.' - Gillian McAllister

'A great concept. Impressive, compelling storytelling as well as a fantastic mystery.' - Gytha Lodge

'Stunning. Staggeringly original, chilling, electrifying. I raced through the final chapters with my heart in my mouth.' - Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End

'An innovative, tense and thoughtful addition to the oversaturated crowd of run of the mill thrillers...a vivid and engrossing page turner that wriggles its way into the mind. * The Bookbag 'Killer concept, brilliantly realised and beautifully, satisfyingly plotted. I loved it.' - Amanda Mason

'A page-turning, hair-raising, high-concept thriller. From the thought-provoking premise to the riveting final chapters, this one will keep me thinking for a while.' -  Iong Vesper 

'A great concept. I loved the way Deborah wove the enjoyably complex strands together and made me care hugely about Hannah and her life. Impressive, compelling storytelling as well as a fantastic mystery.' - Gytha Lodge

'Original, deft, and clever, The Captive certainly had me in its vice-like grip throughout.' - Phoebe Morgan

'Brilliantly compelling . . . original, timely and very very hard to put down.' - TM Logan - on The Dangerous Kind

'Dark and unpredictable.' - Jenny Quintana on The Dangerous Kind

'Searingly relevant, at times uncomfortably truthful, a page turner . . . But more than all that, the writing, the writing, the writing . . . I loved every word.' - Gillian McAllister on The Dangerous Kind

'An absolute triumph. Dark, uncompromising but full of heart. It gave me goosebumps.' - Holly Seddon on The Dangerous Kindd

'Dark and unpredictable.' - Jenny Quintana on The Dangerous Kind 

'One of the best page-turners around.' - Glamour on The Dangerous Kind

 'Gritty, gripping and timely.' - Heat on The Dangerous Kind

'Dark, uncompromising but full of heart. It gave me goosebumps.' - Holly Seddon on The Dangerous Kind

'Tense right from the first pitch black scene.' - Amy Lloyd on The Dangerous Kind

'Great concept, silky prose & originality oozing off every page.' - Eva Dolan on The Dangerous Kind

'Terrifyingly plausible . . . One of the thrillers of the year.' - Martyn Waites on The Dangerous Kind

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“Good Idea”

I was surprised at the idea of having a cell in your house and whoever it was that committed the crime against you, housed in it for the duration of the sentence, obviously this was something a lot of people didn’t... More

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“Captivating Thriller”

The Captive by Deborah O'Connor is probably the best book I've read all year. I couldn't put it down and read it all in just a couple of days. The main character Hannah lives in a society where... More

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“Gritty and Unique”

Imagine a world where you were forced to live with the monster who took your loved one from you... because that's Hannah's reality. When her husband is heartbreakingly murdered in the middle of the night,... More

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