Friday, June 9, 2017

The Cellar (The Cellar #1) by Natasha Preston

Nothing ever happens in the town of Long Thorpe – that is, until sixteen-year-old Summer Robinson disappears without a trace. No family or police investigation can track her down. Spending months inside the cellar of her kidnapper with several other girls, Summer learns of Colin’s abusive past, and his thoughts of his victims being his family…his perfect, pure flowers. But flowers can’t survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out…

Collin is deranged in this thinking. He has set up his cellar to be a hidden home. It has a kitchen, living room, bathroom, and a bedroom. He kidnaps girls and puts them in his cellar. They are all names after flowers and he refers to them as his flowers. They are to live and act like a family. After a while he has his way with them. Collin brainwashes the girls into thinking this is their family and that without him they have nothing or will be dead. Can the girls escape? Can Collin get the help he needs?

This book was a real page turner. I could not wait to see what happened next. Each girl tells their story and how they end up in the cellar. Collin is portrayed as having multiple personalities and psychotic. The author lays the cellar out just right that you can imagine exactly how it is and what is going on in the book.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Knevits

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