A House Without Windows (2000)
A House Without Windows (2000)
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This book was really a good story. I read the whole thing in one sitting and it kept my attention throughout. However, I almost felt like the author was being rushed. We are told in the synopsis that Beth is kidnapped and is caring her fiancé's child. There first back starts out with the baby already born and around 8 or 9 years old. Then the baby that she is pregnant with by her captor becomes her salvation. She is saved and gets back home. The next thing you know the kids are in college and highs school. There was just so much more that could have been done with this already great story that could have made it fantastic. I really did enjoy the read and recommend it to everyone. You won't be sorry if you read it. Thanks for the opportunity to read your book!! Topical given the high profile cases of women kidnapped and kept in homestead dungeons in recent years (and sometimes even forced to raise families with their tormentors), A HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS is an empathetic and heartfelt character study. It would have been easy to stay *just* within the "present" and make this a Hollywoodised "race against time"-type plot, but Turner avoids this expected route with panache. Instead, told via first and third person accounts, via diary entries, letters and emails, A HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS is to me first and foremost a love story: one in which the characters are faced with unimaginable horrors, yet faith in themselves and in one another gets them through. Even better, none of these horrors are salacious or nasty, but matter of fact, keeping them realistic and not sensational. Even antagonist Edwin's motivations are understandable, if not condoned and an impressive resolution reminds us that even people whose actions are simply vile, are still people. I read this book all in one go and recommend it most highly.
3.5 stars, felt a bit rushed.
A great read.
Good book
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