Thursday, 22 March 2012

Only the Strongest Survive by Ian Fox

This is the story of Emely Donnovan. she is kidnapped and then buried alive. She is rescued at the last minute by a man who imprisons her and forces her to play the stock exchange to make money for him. she is imprisoned for many months and over time her feelings for him change.

On the face of it this was a very enjoyable thriller. There was plenty of action and the pace was good. We flipped between Emely's situation and her back story told by members of her staff and her close friends. The trouble was it was just so unbelievable. One minute Emely's captor is intent on raping and abusing her and the next he's so in love with her he can't live without her. And Emely, supposedly a strong and independent business woman, she ends up having similar feelings for him. I know there is a condition called Stockholm Syndrome, where the prisoner ends up falling in love with their captor but it just didn't feel realistic to me. that being said it was a good read but I would hesitate to recommend it for the reasons already mentioned.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Thank you for you nice review.


    Ian Fox