Beth Sutton is eighteen years old when Dominic Perdue abducts her. Held prisoner in a basement, she’s dependent upon him for food, clothes, her very existence. As the months pass, her hatred towards him changes to compassion. Beth never allows herself to forget, however, that her captor has killed another woman. She has evidence to prove it, not to mention Dominic’s own admission of murder.Then Beth escapes…And discovers Dominic Perdue is not a man who lets go easily. Meanwhile, despite being reunited with her family, she spirals into self-destructive behaviour. Release from her prison isn’t enough, it seems. Can Beth also break free from the clutches of Stockholm syndrome?A study of emotional dependency, The Second Captive examines how love can assume strange guises.
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Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense novels. Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!Receive a free copy of The Second Captive when you sign up for Maggie’s newsletter! You’ll also get free novels from other authors (with their permission, of course!), as well as the latest news, book recommendations and discounts. Copy and paste this link into your browser: http://eepurl.com/bzW8ZPFind out more about Maggie, including how to get her free novella Blackwater Lake, at http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com.