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#BlogTour #BookReview The Captive by Deborah O’Connor. @deboc77 #TheCaptive

Today I am sharing my review of The Captive by Deborah O’Conner, author of My Husband’s Son and A Dangerous Kind. Thank you to Tracy from Compulsive Readers for having me on this tour. I received a copy of The Captive from the publisher but I was under no obligation to review the book and all thoughts are my own.

My Review:

I am a fan of Deborah O’Connor so I was excited to read her third book and did so without reading the blurb.

The storyline is original and gripping, I finished the first chapter and knew that I had to find out what was going to happen and how it would all pan out. Knowing O’Connor’s writing I knew that I was starting what would be an emotional journey with ups and downs and, of course, plenty of twists.

While I didn’t particularly take to the main character, Hannah, that didn’t matter but I did enjoy reading the relationship with Jem and how it developed through the story.

I really don’t want to give too much away about what happens as I think that would ruin the reader’s experience, but if you enjoy psychological thrillers that keep you hooked and desperately wanting more then this is a book for you. I can’t wait for the authors forth book now!


The cage is installed in Hannah’s kitchen. Small, the size of a shopping centre parking space. A bed, a basin, a table and chair. A hatch and metal drawer through which to exchange food and other items.

Then there’s him. Always there on the edges of her vision, no matter how hard she tries to block him out. 

Every day, the same thoughts run through Hannah’s mind:

What if he speaks to me?

What if he hurts me?

What if he gets out?

In a near-future justice system Jem, the murderer of Hannah’s husband, arrives at her home to serve out his twenty-year sentence in a cell. There it’s hoped he will learn the true cost of his terrible crime. 

But Jem tells Hannah he’s innocent, and not only that, her husband had been lying to her. Soon Hannah begins to question everything she thought she knew. Was Jem wrongly convicted? Or is he simply a desperate man, willing to say and do anything that might grant his freedom? 

Only he can unlock the truth. Only she can set him free.

About The Author;

Deborah O’Connor

Deborah O’Connor is a writer and TV producer responsible for well-loved programmes such as ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’ and ‘A League of Their Own’.  She lives in North Yorkshire with her husband and daughter. Deborah’s first novel was the bestseller My Husband’s Son, followed by The Dangerous Kind. The Captive is her third novel. You can follow her on Twitter @deboc77 

The Captive by Deborah O’Connor is out now and is available from Amazon UK