Monday, May 11, 2020

Seven Days

Seven Days is a spellbinding psychological thriller with a great plot premise.  Maggie has seven days to save her third son.  In seven days her son Max will turn 3 years old. However, she is not planning a birthday party for him. Instead she is dreading it because it means that she will lose her son.  For the last twelve years Maggie has been imprisoned in a basement after being abducted at the age of fifteen. After being raped repeatedly by her captor she gave birth to two sons before Max. Both of them were taken away by her captor on their third birthday. Not wanting this to happen again, Maggie needs to come up with a plan to save her son.

Seven Days is a superb read. It has an eerie atmosphere and along with its sense of urgency I could not put the book down. I devoured the book in one sitting. The suspense factor was huge. Each chapter ended with a chilling dilemma for Maggie and also for her family. The story alternates between Maggie in the basement and her family's search for her. If there is anything that might feel unbelievable it is that Maggie is still alive and is able to handle living for twelve years in a basement with no light. However, we know from the news media that this has happened in real life so it is believable.

I highly recommend this book for mystery fans.  5 out of 5 stars.

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