The Prisoner begins with all the fraught tension you’d want in a thriller but quickly unravelled the longer it went on.
The Prisoner opens with vicious men snatching Amelie and her wealthy husband in the middle of the night. She tries and fails to identify her captors.
The story alternates between Amelie’s recent past and her present time in captivity.
As a teenager, Amelie moved to London on her own after both of her parents passed away. Not long after her move, she met Carolyn Blakely, who took her under her wing, giving her a housekeeping job and a place to live.
Now, a few years later, Amelie is the wife of the wealthy Ned Hawthorpe.
Review of The Prisoner
The first half of this book was super compelling, but it went on longer than it probably needed to. It felt like some parts were spoon-fed to the reader.
Much of the story is OTT, but I was still eagerly flipping the pages, keen to see how everything tied together.
I liked Amelie’s initiative to try to gain some control of the situation when she was in captivity.
This book was my first time reading B. A. Paris, and I will definitely check out more of her books in the future.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Expected Publication: 01 November 2022
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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