Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be one of the stops on the blog tour for The Prisoner by B.A. Paris and sharing my review today. With thanks to Steven at Hodder for the invite to join the tour and for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
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 career for herself in the magazine industry, she meets, and agrees to marry, Ned Hawthorne.
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?
Well, The Prisoner was a twisty kind of story. It was the kind where I needed to know what was happening and how it would all end.
I thought the way the story was told both in the present and in the past was well executed. The transition to the different timelines were clear and easily distinguishable. I thought that this was a great way to tell the story and to get the best of both worlds. It was easy to get caught up in everything especially as the present had a distinct tense feel to it. Amelie definitely struggles to get her head around her situation. Then you get the parts set in the past where the reader gets to know Amelie and see everything play out up until her captivity.
The story itself moves at a good pace and I really appreciated the short chapters. They definitely helped to keep the momentum going. Amelie was an interesting character, I’m not sure I found her fully likeable. However I thought her determination was a positive thing and I couldn’t help but root for her. I turned the pages as fast as I could to see if she would get through her ordeal. The Prisoner is a story that pulls you in and will make you fully invested in finding out the twisty truth!