Zoë Nielsen was just like any other ten-year-old walking to school, not knowing that a chance encounter with Thurman Hayes would lead to her abduction and imprisonment in a converted nuclear bunker, 4,000 miles away, beneath a remote ranch house in Arizona. Enslaved in her underground tomb, deprived of food and light and water, the girl Zoe once was steadily begins to disappear… But over time Thurman grows tired of the rapidly maturing Zoë, and when he decides it is time to get rid of her, Zoë must finally make her bid for freedom. Forgetting Zoë is a moving, epic tale of courage, survival, horror and loss, that explores how a bond of affection and intimacy can develop between captive and captor.
Ray Robinson was born in North Yorkshire in 1971. After training as a Graphic Designer he spent many years teaching in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.
His prize-winning short stories are widely published in literary journals and he is the author of three novels: Electricity, nominated for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, The Man Without, and his latest novel, Forgetting Zoe.
He is a post-graduate of Lancaster University where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Creative Writing in 2006 and is a Literary Mentor and Reader for The Literary Consultancy.