Can You Find Her?
In case you have never heard of the author:
Lisa Gardner is from New England, and has written a bunch of Detective DD Warren novels. This one was the 18th novel in the series.
In case you have never heard of the book:
TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains abduction scenes, physical assault scenes, and PTSD.
Find Her is about a Survivor. It is about surviving. It sheds light on the fact that living through a trauma is just the beginning. The REAL work begins once the trauma has ended.
Flora is abducted and spends 472 days surviving.
But her life AFTER, well, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is nightmares, recovery, self defense, and conflicting feelings. She plans. She feels the need to rescue other abducted individuals, to help them to start to survive.
But, what can Flora do to help her survive her current nightmare? She put herself in this situation…now, she has to work a way out of it.
In case you were wondering what I thought:
This book was suspenseful. This book was consistent. This book was scary. It brought up the subject of long term abductions, conflicting feelings toward your captor, and what a person would do to survive, and how that may cause problems after the abduction has ended.
It made me think of the Jaycee Dugard case, the Elizabeth Smart case, and others like them.
(For more on abductions in the US, visit: https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/famous-abduction-cases/)
It was an interesting read, and overall, I did enjoy it. I would just like to make you aware of the possible triggers that might bring up bad memories.