Hardback The last thing to burn / Will Dean.
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781529307054 (hbk.) :
Extent: 256 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name. She lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open fields. Everywhere she looks, there is space. But she is trapped. No one knows how she got to the UK: no one knows she is there. Visitors rarely come to the farm; if they do, she is never seen. Her husband records her every movement during the day. If he doesn't like what he sees, she is punished. For a long time, escape seemed impossible. But now, something has changed. She has a reason to live and a reason to fight. Now, she is watching him, and waiting.
A chilling thriller that ratchets up the tension the longer it goes on. An illegal Vietnamese immigrant is held captive and hobbled in an isolated farmhouse by a man who calls her Jane (not her name), the same name as that of his deceased wife and his deceased mother. His matter of fact behaviour and language is chilling. Does new neighbour Abigail offer a means of escape, or is she at risk too? The author gives us a plausible, if horrific, picture of the fate that may befall the victims of people traffickers. An uncomfortable read.
The last thing to burn