Withdrawn, uneducated, and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda.
When he wins the pools, he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.
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A horrifying, realistic tale of obsession
No, I couldn't put myself through such an uncomfortable listen again, just because the writing is that spine chilling and believable! Let me be clear, this is a very well written book, and an extremely compelling story, but one of the characters is so repulsive, it is so hard to hear the tragic story from his warped perspective.
Miranda is very brave, resourceful yet flawed young woman. She is an accurate depiction of a desperate woman in her position.
His commitment and clear diction.
Beware of the quiet ones...
This story is not for the fainthearted but is worth persevering though to the harrowing and unpredictable end.