Captive in the Dark

Captive in the Dark - C.J. Roberts Wow, well..... I have read a few reviews about this book and a lot of people described it as dark. It did not strike me as dark as some other books did for some reason but just very cruel.

The main male character Caleb the Abductor is displaying psychopathic behaviour from beginning till the end of the novel and his POV is blood-chilling to read. The clear detached manipulation of the mind of his captive got me angry on more then one occasion and I found myself silently praying for our girl to get a chance to run away. Second thing that was good about this novel was he fact that I tried to understand Livvie's reactions to all that torture and conditioning. Fact of the matter is I still haven't got a clue how to react. Her position was horrible, and there is nothing I could conclusively write that would support her decisions or not. What would any of us do if we found ourselves in such a situation? Not knowing will you live or die, not knowing that if you live it would possibly be a fate worse then death....brrrrrrrr....

The biggest impact that the author delivered was awareness. The fact that sadly human trafficking is real and happens every day. Maybe not under these exact conditions but it does. I must admit that I am curious how did CJ Roberts envision this story to end and will read the books to follow.