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Dr Beth Nichols thinks she must have been held captive by Edwin Evans for at least 8 or 9 years now. Amidst her grief she often thinks back to happier times with her fianc?e Liam; theirs was the greatest romance of all. She lays awake at night looking at the one light bulb that is never switched off, and prays that he is still out there somewhere searching for her................
Winner of the Goodreads' eBookMiner Book of the Month competition for January 2015. Also it received...
Dr Beth Nichols thinks she must have been held captive by Edwin Evans for at least 8 or 9 years now. Amidst her grief she often thinks back to happier times with her fiancée Liam; theirs was the greatest romance of all. She lays awake at night looking at the one light bulb that is never switched off, and prays that he is still out there somewhere searching for her................
Winner of the Goodreads' eBookMiner Book of the Month competition for January 2015. Also it received a 5 star seal of approval from Nonnie Jules, President of the Rave Reviews Book Club.
Posted February 3, 2015
This book started out a bit slow, but gained momentum as I dug into it. There were a few times, that I caught myself holding my breath, & I thought the intensity was more so because I was able to see things from each person's perspective, instead of just an observance from a certain character alone. Well done, Stevie! I will definitely be looking for more from you!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 30, 2014
I received a free copy of this book for a return of an honest review. The author has done and amazing job of introducing various very interesting characters and captivating scenarios. It is a very interesting story of a young woman Beth who is help captive and her daughter is born while she is in captivity. The book kept me glued to the pages as the story moves on and you know that the child who is now eight years old has never been outside to experience life outside of that room. It is very captivating and very intriguing. The book is very well written and it moves in a very nice pace to keep the reader eager to learn what is going to happen when they turn the next page. I absolutely loved the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 30, 2014
Excellently written story that has you gripped from the first chapter. Brilliant. One you can't put down.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Posted September 30, 2014
A creepy, abduction story, even more when we know such crimes happened in real life. We experience the tragedy and see the events unfold through the eyes of different characters, from victims and perpetrators.
Characters feel real and the scenery is vivid. A brave tale dealing with psychological ordeals in a gripping tale.
Posted September 28, 2014
A fascinating novel about lives affected by abduction
This is an interesting story that describes the suffering of Beth—a young woman abducted while pregnant—and her eight-year-old daughter Amy—who was born in captivity and has never experienced the outside world. The well-developed characters, the vivid descriptions, and the nice handling of using multiple points of view were very intriguing.
Posted September 28, 2014
I enjoyed reading A House without Windows the talented author captures the inner thoughts and feelings of the characters. A Heart breaking and captivity novel. The book kept me reading on and on to the very end and interested throughout as i wanted to get to know more about each character and how the story all falls together. I enjoyed reading this lovely novel with a narrative style. Loved it to the end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 26, 2014
A fantastic plot line and great story telling - the perspective told from the view point of the abducted Beth. A highly recommended read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 19, 2014
An interesting and original thriller that maintains suspense throughout and leaves the reader wanting more. Spare prose, clever plotting and
judicious use of clues combine to create a highly readable mystery. Recommended for genre fans.
I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review.
Posted September 18, 2014
"A House without Windows" by Stevie Turner is a very powerful and intense thrikker about a woman held in captivity with her daughter. Told from mutliple perspectives the story has several dimensions, which I particularly liked. A great read, I was given this book by the author ine xcahnge for an unbiased review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 27, 2014
Reviewed by Teodora Totorean for Readers' Favorite
A House without Windows by Stevie Turner is the story of Dr. Beth Nichols who was held captive for ten years together with her daughter, Amy, who was born in captivity. Shortly after she fell pregnant with her fiancé Liam's child, Beth was kidnapped by an ex-patient, with little hope of escaping. Pregnant again with her stalker Edwin's child, she managed to get away when she was taken to the hospital to give birth. The story is told from different perspectives and is narrated in both first person and third person. The book starts with Amy’s perspective where we find out about the house (room) where the two are kept locked and their daily routine through an innocent child's eyes. In Beth’s story we find out more about the kidnapping and how she managed to escape. From Liam’s perspective we learn that he is torn apart between his new life with his partner and their toddler, Toby, and the hope of being reunited with the love of his life and their ten-year-old daughter of whom he knew nothing. Later on in the book, we get to read Edwin’s perspective as well as Joss’, all leading to one question: will Beth get a second chance to live her life surrounded by loved ones?
I enjoyed reading A House without Windows from different perspectives as Turner captures perfectly the inner thoughts and feelings of the characters. Amy’s perspective is heart breaking as the captivity is the only reality that she knew at her age. The book keeps readers interested throughout and, as the perspectives change, you want to know more about each character and how the story will come together in the end. The book has all the ingredients of a good read: positive characters, a villain, suspense, authentic dialogues and a narrative style that keeps readers interested to the very end.
Posted July 10, 2014
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Title: A House Without Windows
Author: Stevie Turner
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"A House Without Windows" by Stevie Turner....
What is this novel about?
"Newly-pregnant Dr Beth Nichols had no idea she was being stalked by ex-patient Edwin Evans as she made her way home one evening after a late shift. After being anaesthetized she woke up in Edwin’s basement, held against her will, and eventually giving birth there without medical help.
The story is written from different perspectives; from Beth’s 9 year old daughter Amy who is born in captivity, from Beth herself, now pregnant with Edwin’s baby, from her fiancée Liam, and 16 years later from her son Joss and his father Edwin.
When Beth escapes, the Press get hold of the story and Beth and Amy have their photo in the newspaper. Liam (who has made another life for himself back in his homeland of Canada with his new partner Patty and their son Toby) is shocked to see the photo, thinking Beth had been murdered years before.
Liam must make the difficult choice of either meeting up with Beth again and getting to know his daughter, or staying where he is in Toronto.
The story then runs ahead to the point where Joss finds out who his real father is, now a patient in a secure mental hospital. Joss wants to get to know him, and makes a journey against his mother’s wishes to see his real father. However, the much-anticipated meeting does not go quite to plan; Edwin still seems obsessed with Beth, and Joss feels unloved and unwanted. He makes the mistake of telling Edwin where the family are living, and when Edwin is eventually released he comes looking to claim Beth back again, the only woman he has ever loved."
What I got from the read....
Wow, this was really some read that this author presented involving some many characters with such
a story that in the end was well blended together giving the reader a well written read. It is my understanding that there was a real story taken from events that had happened in Lambeth London dealing with three women that had been held captive for thirty some years. This author in his novel "A House Without Windows" really did some research to give the readers a inside version of what happened to Dr. Beth Nichols, her daughter and son, Joss, her former boyfriend Liam and Edwin Evans. Be prepared for a read that is full of complexed emotions, physical and psychological issues as this author details a little of it all. "A House Without Windows" will be hard to put down once you start reading it because it will keep your attention from the start to the finish. I don't want to give any of this story away other than to say pick up this good read to see how this author brings this story line all out. Believe me, it will be some read. If you a in for a good drama, thriller, and mystery then I would recommend this novel to you.
Posted February 13, 2014
Posted February 13, 2014
I read this i one setting. After having this really happen here in usa. It really makes you think who your neighbors are..anyways yes this was well worth thr 1-25 i pd to get it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.