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10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
A HIGHLY EMOTIONAL READ!
posted by Books4Tomorrow on December 10, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.
Disturbing, Mind-Blowing, and the Only Book I Ever Wanted to Return
The principle male character, Caleb, is no romantic figure. He is tortured and damaged. Kidnapped when he was very young and raised in the Middle East, he has endured a childhood of sexual abuse, violence and pain that is devoid of love or morality. He has suppressed all memories of a happy home and a loving mother. He is a survivor. The only human being he feels a connection to is Rafiq, the man who saved him and taught him to kill and train sex slaves. The main focus in Rafiq's life is to exact revenge on the Russian billionaire who destroyed his family. And since Caleb feels he ows everything to Rafiq, who he views as his savior, Caleb is determined to help Rafiq achieve this goal. Thus driven, Caleb travels to California to search out a female he will kidnap and train as a sex slave. Once the female is ready, she will be sold to the Russian as a decoy, to distract him while Rafiq destroys everything he holds dear and then murders him.
Livvie is the female Caleb targets for kidnapping. The victim of an abusive childhood herself, Livvie is eighteen; she is bright, ambitious, and determined to rise above her past and live a meaningful and productive life. Of course, her life changes abruptly and irrevocably when she meets Caleb. But she is also a survivor.
Captive in the Dark is well written and evocative. I admired Livvie; she is spunky and brave and eventually rises above Caleb's attempts to break her. I want her to escape and get home to the mother she loves in spite of her abuse. I DO NOT admire Caleb, but recognize that he can't help what he has become. The story introduces the reader to a world that is largely only whispered about, a world where life is cheap and people are commodities to be bought, sold and used as those in power see fit. This is not a world I would willingly visit again.
posted by Pfaux on August 2, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 8, 2012
I think im the only one who didn't enjoy this book. I've have re
I think im the only one who didn't enjoy this book. I've have read some pretty dark books before but this was just plan disturbing. The one thing i'll give this book is its Believable but thats about it. i don't like Caleb, I can't understand him. I'm all for revenge but this is too twisted. I don't see how some girls actually enjoyed his character and calling him a dark hero. The whole book i wanted to tie him to my car (alive) and drive from Boston to LA without stopping. Bottom line i don't think this is an erotica its more of a sad, dark, crime novel.
This book is for some people but i'm not one of them
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Posted July 29, 2014
Posted May 6, 2013
If you're unsure about reading this book, but people are telling
If you're unsure about reading this book, but people are telling you to read it with open mind because it's actually good, go with your gut and DO NOT READ this book!! It was just as disgusting and depressing as I thought it was going to be.I could not get past all the bad things that were done to Olivia to believe she could love him and vica-versa. Don't waste your money or reading time on this book/series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 1, 2013
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