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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Waterstones Says

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


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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 Kind

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

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

With an arresting beginning, this dystopian tale draws the reader in immediately...the story rattles along at a cracking pace. - Woman&Home

Gripping page-turner...Tense and disturbing...will spark great book club debate. - Adele Parks, Platinum

This original concept thriller is so good. - Heat

Gripping - Crime Monthly

Cracking - Woman's Weekly

Brilliant idea...great twist at the end - Weekend Sport

One of this year's most startling page-turners...super-smart, sophisticated and highly original...gripping, thought-provoking and superbly executed...intensely addictive...entertaining, fast-paced and clever - Lancashire Evening Post

Highly original - Daily Mail

Readers will become totally hooked within pages of starting this hugely original and entertaining thriller. A bravura performance. - Irish Independent

A multi-layered story with plenty to keep you entertained - Woman's Way

Draws the reader in...cracking pace - Woman

BOOK OF THE MONTH: What really holds the attention is the unforced skill with which the portrait of the all-too-human, cake-making Hannah is drawn...For once, this is a domestic thriller not rooted in envy of someone else's seemingly perfect life. Naughty, but nice. - The Times, BOOK OF THE MONTH

O'Connor has plenty of tricks up her sleeve to keep you turning those pages...in a crowded psychological thriller market, The Captive beats many of its rivals. - Yorkshire Living

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Hammy56

“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

Hardback edition
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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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