The Prisoner by B.A. Paris, 5 Stars

Amelie has always been a survivor, from losing her parents as a child in Paris to making it on her own in London. As she builds a life for herself, she is swept up into a glamorous lifestyle where she married the handsome billionaire Ned Hawthorne. 

But then, Amelie wakes up in a pitch-black room, not knowing where she is. Why has she been taken? Who are her mysterious captors? And why does she soon feel safer here, imprisoned, than she had begun to feel with her husband Ned?

In the vein of Behind Closed Doors and The Therapist, multimillion-copy bestseller B. A. Paris is back with a gripping new suspense novel.

My Review:

In a world where there are very few things you can count on, luckily, B.A. Paris always delivers. The Prisoner is an impeccably written and engrossing story that I read in just a few sittings, which for this time of year (just days before Christmas) says a lot!

Amelie has a rough life. After the loss of her father, her only remaining parent, she assumes she’s destitute and relocates herself to London. With nowhere to live, she starts out living on the streets and it isn’t until she meets a gracious new friend in a coffee shop, that her life begins to turn around.

She takes a job as a live-in maid/cook to a young professional and quickly finds herself in the middle of a social circle full of beautiful and accomplished young women. She’s still planning to go to college (the whole reason she moved to London), but is able to land a job with the same magazine that some of the girls work for and it’s the perfect situation to save money for her studies .

It isn’t until her boss invites her on a trip last minute that things start to take a turn. And they take a turn fast. Ultimately landing Amelie as a prisoner in a dark room where she doesn’t know what is going on or who she can even trust in the world.

The Prisoner is a fast-paced read and an absolute page-turner. It’s a great one to fill the long empty days (amazing empty days) of Christmas Break. Special thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for an advanced e-galley in exchange for my honest review.

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