Marie Lutz I didn't like the kidnapper talking about what they did. I also found the beginning very repetitious. Actually the whole book was repetitious. I only got through it by skinmmimg and skipping a lot.
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[Yes. Took me a couple of goes to get into it. The third person narrative really put me off and then as I read on, I realised the use of this was so the the author could hide the gender of the kidnapper and that's when it all fell into place and from then the whole story became predictable. (hide spoiler)]
Diana Ford Yes, I don't know why the author felt compelled to write that character from that perspective and with the "you". It was creepy and not in a good way. Poorly executed to say the least.