3.0 out of 5 stars
Interested but not convinced, 27 Oct 2013
It is so much a mantra of our time that emotional and physical abuse leads to lifelong damage that the heroine of this book, Jenny Rowan, is hard to believe in. However, this could be a failure of imagination on this reader's part rather than the author's failure to be convincing.
Abducted as a child and kept in a box under the perpetrator's bed, used by him as a living sex doll, Jenny escapes and lives, initially undiscovered, in a shopping mall before falling into the hands of inept authority.
Her determined lack of bitterness, her making of a good, though emotionally spare, life for herself and the helping hand she gives to Cheryl, who has suffered similar abuse, almost make of her a modern day secular saint.
The writing is economic, fluid and a delight. The premise on which the story rests seems flimsy.
An interesting read.