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Lucy Christopher


Young fiction

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Chicken House Ltd




Paperback / softback




Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist - almost.


Rosie - Age 13

This book takes patience to really enjoy it. The story line is slow to start but once you get into it it is impossible to put down! The description is great and you can really get into Gem's mind so you always know exactly how she feels. You will be fascinated to experience life through her eyes as her feelings change for her captor and the world around her. A pretty great book that deserves a read!!

Suggested Reading Age 11+


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