The Second Captive
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The Second Captive

Stockholm syndrome: the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with his or her captor.

Beth Sutton is eighteen years old when Dominic Perdue abducts her. Held prisoner in a basement, she’s dependent upon him for food, clothes, her very existence. As the months pass, her hatred for him changes to compassion. Beth never allows herself to forget, however, that her captor has killed another woman. She has evidence to prove it, not to mention Dominic’s own admission of murder.

Then Beth escapes…

And discovers Dominic Perdue is not a man who lets go easily. Meanwhile, despite being reunited with her family, she spirals into self-destructive behaviour. Release from her prison isn’t enough, it seems. Can Beth also break free from the clutches of Stockholm syndrome?

A study of emotional dependency, The Second Captive examines how love can assume strange guises.

Title:The Second Captive
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages

    The Second Captive Reviews

  • Deanna
    Sep 28, 2015

    Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological tendency in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors. At times the "love" they feel can ev...

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Sep 13, 2015

    The latest book from British author Maggie James is exceptionally well done. This psychological thriller will ease it's way into your psyche and stay there, a book to not only read and enjoy but becom...

  • Christy
    Sep 01, 2016

    This review is hard. Although what happened to me was quite different in many ways, this story hit a bit too close to home for my emotional comfort. Therefore, I almost didn't write one. But...this is...

  • nd ?Master's kitten?
    Aug 04, 2016

    Review Pending...

  • Linda Strong
    Aug 06, 2015

    Beth is 18-years-old and infatuated with an older man, Dominic. After a couple of date, Dominic kidnaps Beth and keeps her down in his basement for 2 years. He wants to 'train' her to be a companion a...

  • Elisa
    Aug 13, 2015

    I received a free copy from the author and her publicist in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Maggie James!The Second Captive is not about whether Beth Sutton will break free from her prison, ...

  • Terri Wino
    Feb 03, 2015

    Wow. This was one of the best psychological thrillers I've read in quite awhile. I have to admit I initially felt little sympathy for the character of Beth; part of me felt she was in a mess of her ow...

  • Claire
    Jan 01, 2016

    The Second Captive is a psychological suspense story of kidnap, captivity and the aftermath of escape. The first half is Beth's two years with Dominic. Beth starts dating the tall dark and handsome Do...

  • Mark Tilbury
    Jun 05, 2015

    After meeting Dominic Perdue and going on a few dates with him, Beth Sutton can’t believe her luck. But we soon learn that her luck is about to run out! After getting Beth to his cottage, Dominic im...

  • Petra
    Sep 08, 2015

    Told from multiple perspectives, The Second Captive portrays one family's journey as they come to grips with the daughter suffering from Stockholm Syndrome after having been held captive in a basement...