Yesterday, I received a copy of The Cellar by Natasha Preston and I couldn't wait to pick it up. It wasn't a mistake.
Summer is outside at night, along, looking for her friend when a man approaches and begins calling her Lily. Thinking he is just mistaking her for someone else, summer is polite at first,
then in the back of his van,
and finally in his secret basement with three other girls: Rose, Poppy and Violet.
She thinks of nothing but escape until her captors deadly habits surface. Now she knows why the other girls play along with their captor, Clover. He thinks they are all one big family and he will do anything to protect his girls. Summer plays along too, but she never stops thinking of escape or of her boyfriend Lewis.
Told in three voices, Summer, Clover and Lewis, The Cellar is a heart stopping thriller. Lewis' story is that of a boyfriend who won't stop searching. Clover's is much worse. The reader is given a glimpse into the mind of a serial killer, a kidnapper and a person who has lost all grasp of reality as he spirals into the most dangerous version of himself yet.
Completely riveting, this is every girls' nightmare come to life. Perfect for fans of Criminal Minds.
*ARC received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.