The Detour by S.A. Bodeen


Goodreads Summary:

On her way to a writer’s conference, a bestselling teenage author takes a detour that has been deliberately set up by her biggest fans—a mother and daughter who kidnap her.

Livvy Flynn is a big deal—she’s a New York Times-bestselling author whose YA fiction has sold all over the world. She’s rich, she’s famous, she’s gorgeous, and she’s full of herself.

When she’s invited to an A-list writer’s conference, she decides to accept so she can have some time to herself. She’s on a tight deadline for her next book, and she has no intention of socializing with the other industry people at the conference.

And then she hits the detour. Before she knows it, her brand new car is wrecked, she’s hurt, and she’s tied to a bed in a nondescript shack in the middle of nowhere. A woman and her apparently manic daughter have kidnapped her. And they have no intention of letting her go.

My Thoughts:

This fast paced thriller is an updated young adult style Misery.  (I loved Misery BTW! when she smashes his legs–Yikes!)  While this book was interesting and a very fast read, I’m not sure I liked it that much.  Olivia is a very unlikable character.  I’m not saying that I wanted her to die in there or anything, but…  Because I didn’t like the main character I think it made me not like the book.  She wasn’t even someone you love to hate, she was just a stuck up bitch.





After finding out that Olivia knows her kidnappers somehow, it was pretty easy for me to figure out it was the lady who wrote the other book.  And the thing with Rory was kind of obvious after she is talking to the guy in the basement.  I guess I wanted it to be more surprising or something.



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