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3.36  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  11 reviews

Beatrix woke up in a small metal cage.
A persistent dripping sound her only company.
Lost in the darkness.
Reeling to remember.


Two meals and a lesson. Three graces a day.

She had been leaving work to celebrate her promotion, a promotion that was the culmination of her entire ruthless, driven career, a promotion that would cement her status with her marketing firm enoug
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Paperback, 204 pages
Published May 31st 2015 by Bad Day Books, Assent Publishing
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
Well where do I start? This is not light fiction, nope - it's as dark as you expect it to be. A woman is abducted and kept in a cage about the same size as for a large dog, that's not going to really end well. So, if you like your fiction dark, edgy, thought-provoking and a touch shocking, you will enjoy this one as much as I did.

This book explores the relationship between captor and captive at intimate level.

But before we get to that part we get an insight into the life of woman unfortunate e
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Nev Murray
A copy of The Waning was sent to Confessions of a Reviewer by the author Christina Bergling in exchange for an honest review. This is said review. This book is published by Bad Day Books / Assent Publishing.

I was super impressed with Christina Bergling’s first book, Savages. When she asked me if I would be interested in a copy of her new book The Waning for Confessions of a Reviewer I could not refuse. Repeat reviews for an author are a perk of running this type of blog. When you get writing as
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☆☆☆ 2 Captive Stars ☆☆☆

This book has left me absolutely FRUSTRATED!! The premise of this story was fascinating to start, but after repetitive dog training of the captor to the captive, this story ends with no answers or closure.

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Beatrix has been working her ass off to finally make partner in her marketing firm. Along the way she has stepped on people to get ahead and left the love of her life, Lei, dangling with promises of a wonderful life.

When Beatrix finally gets her day of payoff glory, s
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'Q' aka CoCo
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
I had high hopes for this one in the beginning. I knew from the blurb not to expect erotica but, instead, a light horror read. Beatrix's story gripped me from the start. Ms. Bergling truly has a way with words...

" I knew it was time; I knew You were near. My body always tells me. My biological clock has been set to Your rhythm. My bones know how many quiet seconds must tick away forgotten before You appear. Two meals and a lesson. Three graces a day. Every part of my routine is carefully orchest
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KitReads (a.k.a. nd)
Writing: ★★
Story: ★
Characters: ★★

Overall rating: 1.6

Ummm.. okay. What in the hell did I just spend 3 hours of my time reading?


I should have stopped after the first few chapters. The purple prose in this book is so over the top, and annoying, not to mention distracting.

So, instead of writing one of my normal reviews, stating how much I loved, or didn't love, a book, I'm going to simply move on to the next one.




Luke Walker
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This tale of abduction, imprisonment and torture (mental as well as physical) won't be for everyone but for people who like to look into the dark, I can highly recommend it. Great writing and characterisation, punchy and a proper page-turner.
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Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Gosh, how do I even review this?
I was hoping that all that build up in the book would lead to something. Anything. But no questions were answered nor anything meaningful conveyed. And such a horrible ending....

I don't see the purpose of this story, I honestly really felt bad for the main character. The captor was shit. He's a piece of shit and the story makes his abuse and sadistic action seem justified in the eyes of the character, but I don't buy any of it. I wish there was more depth to his
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Cyrene Olson
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Uncaged Book Reviews:

This is a powerful read, Beatrix was a successful business woman who had a great job, a loving girlfriend and a cute dog. One day she is walking to her car to drive home just like every other day when out of nowhere she is abducted only to awaken inside a steel cage. Just big enough to fit a dog. I couldn’t believe the book I was reading - imagine being Beatrix, imagine being in that cell. This is a great book takes the whole abducted storyline to new extremes. This would ma
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Hannah
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
hmmmm
Quinn Nelson
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book!! You want to stop and go watch some disney because it gets under your skin so much bit you also can't put it down. Great horror!!! Keep an eye on this author. She is killing it!!!
Kathryn
Dec 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
Everything you need to know about this story is in the synopsis. There is nothing more to it really. You could literally jump to the last 5 pages and not miss anything, unless you want to read about her former relationship with her girlfriend or her crappy former co-workers. The man cages her like a dog. Tortures her for months. (view spoiler) The only ...more
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Colorado-bred writer, Christina Bergling knew she wanted to be an author in fourth grade. In college, she pursued a professional writing degree and started publishing small scale. With the realities of paying bills, she started working as a technical writer and document manager, traveling to Iraq as a contractor and eventually becoming a trainer and software developer. She avidly hosted multiple b ...more
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