living dead girl.

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Circa – 2008

Synopsis: Alice was 10 when she was taken. Now at 15-years-old she has spent the last five years being abused by a kidnapper named Ray and is kept powerless by Ray’s promise to harm her family if she makes one false move. She is the second of the girls Ray has abducted and renamed Alice; Ray killed the first when she outgrew her childlike body at 15, and now Alice half-hopes her own demise is approaching. Ray, however, has an even more sinister plan: he orders Alice to find a new girl, then train her to Ray’s tastes. Scott’s prose is spare and damning, relying on suggestive details and their impact on Alice to convey the unimaginable violence she repeatedly experiences.

A gripping novel about the horrors that are subjected to thousands of abducted children each year. Scott gives emotionally wrenching a whole new meaning in this searing book – relying on suggestive details and their impact on Alice to convey the unimaginable violence she repeatedly experiences. Disturbing but fascinating, the book exerts an inescapable grip on readers–like Alice, they have virtually no choice but to continue until the conclusion sets them free.