On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a thirty-two year old Realtor, had three goals—sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever- patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor of the day pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.
Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent captive of a sadistic psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape—her struggle to piece her shattered spirit back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.
The truth doesn’t always set you free.
Honors and Awards
- New York Times list
- Winner of the 2011 International Thriller Award for Best First Novel
- Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award
- Shortlisted for the 2011 Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award Program
- Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award
- BookPage Readers’ Choice: Best 20 Books of 2010
- Suspense Magazine: Best of 2010 – Top 3 “Debut”
- Kirkus Reviews: The Best 15 Mysteries of 2010