Title: Last Thing to Burn, The
Authors: Dean, Will
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 242
Year: 2020
Language: English
Description: Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name.

She lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open fields. Everywhere she looks, there is space. But she is trapped. No one knows how she got to the UK: no one knows she is there. Visitors rarely come to the farm; if they do, she is never seen.

Her husband records her every movement during the day. If he doesn't like what he sees, she is punished.

For a long time, escape seemed impossible. But now, something has changed. She has a reason to live and a reason to fight. Now, she is watching him, and waiting ... [Taken from book cover, Hodder Stoughton Books]

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Gripping! The atmosphere of dumb menace engendered by the farmer and helpless despair felt by the woman is graphic."

"The pace of the story adds to the richness - day after day, week after week."

"Appeal does not describe the engagement of the reader. 'Appalled fascination' might be more apt."

"This is not for the squeamish, or those who do not want to care for their neighbours. Great read, though!"

"This story, although dark and hard to read at times, is gripping - a real page turner."

"Shines a light on the human trafficking trade."

"Not for those who have suffered abuse.

Categories: Fiction, Psychology, Suspense/Thriller, UK, 2023 Titles - Coming Soon


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