Land of the Living

by Nicci French | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0446613886 Global Overview for this book
Registered by faeriemyst on 3/25/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by faeriemyst on Saturday, March 25, 2006
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(from back cover)
Abbie Devereaux lies flat on her back, her arms and legs tied down, her head covered with a hood. She senses the eyes that watch her. She feels the unknown hands that touch her in the dark. She knows she has been kidnapped, and that somehow she must stay alive, even though the terror seizing her heart tells her she won't. Miraculously, she escapes. One nightmare is over. But another is about to start.

To her shock, Abbie discovers that all her memories about her past--where she lives, whether she has a job, where she stands with her boyfriend--seem to be wrong. As the police question her credibility, she realizes there's only one way to reclaim her mind and her life. She must dare to retrace her steps to the place where all the horror began--and confront a madman before he strikes again...

Journal Entry 2 by faeriemyst on Sunday, February 14, 2010
With a gripping start that fully captured my attention, I had a hard time putting LAND OF THE LIVING down. The suspense-filled atmosphere leapt off the pages and I found myself catching my breath and actually feeling the pressure presented within the covers. This doesn't usually happen to me, especially from a book I know is fiction. The author (or authors really) have done a fabulous job bringing the book to life and I imagine the plot does a fairly accurate job conveying a true life account of something like this. I only have a few minor quibbles. Firstly, Abbie does some dumb things, however it's still believable that she might react that way in her situation, and really, she's not a brainless twit of a victim. Although what she does later was very stupid and I wanted to smack her. Still, after the fact, I suppose I understand it now. Secondly, and I guess lastly, I do not believe for a second that the police are so inept that they could not follow-up on simple, routine leads. If Abbie can do it, surely they can too. To sum it up, the terror was evident, the environment creepy, and the overall pace was just right. A thrilling good read, if not a perfect one.

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