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This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[It was done that way to disguise the gender of the kidnapper, but it was such a weird, jarring literary technique that I realized that's what was happening and it let me figure out the whole story way too early on. (hide spoiler)]
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 I was put off by the beginning because Anna's Kidnapping takes up the first half of the book. It was redundant knowing she was going to be safely returned unharmed. It took away the psychological suspense. (hide spoiler)]
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.
Julia Page 80 of the paperback edition and still wondering when the real thrill begins... if it ever does!
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